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Old 10-07-2012, 09:46 PM   #11 (permalink)
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yeah im brazilian and i think teixeira is probably smoking the same thing vitor is....sorry guys but MMA will NEVER be as big as soccer here, its becoming a huge sport but it will never be bigger than soccer

soccer is brazil...maybe the fighters just hang around too many ppl that love fighting and they start thinking every1 is like that, here in curitiba MMA has grown a lot but many ppl still find UFC stupid or gay while pretty much 99% of the people love soccer

i ******* hate soccer...dumbass sport and its boring as hell to watch...im glad MMA is getting bigger and i would LOVE to see it pass soccer but i just know that aint happening^^
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The UFC needs to stop this "We'll be bigger than Soccer" stuff.

I don't really care for Soccer, I like watching the World Cup and whatever the tournament is they play every two years, but MMA will never pass it on a global scale, but MMA could be the second most popular sport globally if they continue to have success in markets like Asia and Mexico.
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Old 10-07-2012, 10:52 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I'm sorry but no.
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Here's a better question: who gives a rat's ass which is more popular? One is a team sport while the other is a combat sport. It's apples and oranges.

I personally don't give a **** if a billion people tune in every weekend to watch soccer or football or basketball or synchronized orgasms or team dog humping. It doesn't matter. None of that - not the numbers of people watching other sports or how many competitors play the other sport - matters. None of it makes mma any less interesting or the other sport necessarily better.
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If the sport was the most popular thing in that country they should move there, it'd be like passing the NFL and NBA where they are now. But I don't think I'll believe that shite until it turns purple and smells like rainbow sherbet...

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Nothing will ever be as big as soccer anywhere in South America or Europe.
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I like this ---> "He has fought the greatest fighters out there." Glover Teixeira told MMAInterviews.tv "Shogun is a great fighter. He is a warrior; we all know this. People say something, but its a manager's decision."

I actually have not seen him fight yet, but I'm hearing big things. He also seems well spoken. Perhaps he will be a new threat to the division if he isn't already.
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What is this soccer you talk of.. Ooohh, football.
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Cool story, bro. At this point football is more than a sport, it's a part of culture in many countries. There are many people who define themselves through their favorite club.
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Even if MMA were somehow gaining significant ground, or football was losing support in Brazil, two things I think are highly unlikely, Brazil is going to host the world cup in 2014. That event will put to bed any pointless comparisons about the popularity of the two sports.
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