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Old 10-08-2012, 05:36 AM   #21 (permalink)
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I liked the respect Glover shown towards Shogun. I personally feel that Shogun is one of the most under valued fighters in MMA, so it was nice to hear him say some kind words about him. Shogun is a ******* warrior.

MMA will never surpass football though, as people have already pointed out, it's more than just a sport in certain countries, it's a way of life.
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Don't really care what fighters say while they're under contract.

It's much more interesting what they say once they are no longer with the UFC.
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I liked the respect Glover shown towards Shogun. I personally feel that Shogun is one of the most under valued fighters in MMA, so it was nice to hear him say some kind words about him. Shogun is a ******* warrior.

MMA will never surpass football though, as people have already pointed out, it's more than just a sport in certain countries, it's a way of life.
100% agreed on the above. Much respect given!

Glover will be a force in the division, it'll take some time but he'll make his mark.

As for the futbol vs mma... Not in our children's, children's, children's lifetime will MMA pass the worlds game. The guys that own some of these clubs are so rich they can put dents in some countries debt load. For people that aren't believers, go to somewhere like England and watch a game live...
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Don't really care what fighters say while they're under contract.

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Was he just under contract though, or under sedation?
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Okay, guys. Let's put this into context. What athlete doesn't think their sport is the best and will one day be the most popular on earth?
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Okay, guys. Let's put this into context. What athlete doesn't think their sport is the best and will one day be the most popular on earth?
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Yeah I think when you take into account that you have to "be a fighter" to even enjoy MMA, compaired to literally every kid in Europe playing football as a youngster (and Brazil has much more passion for football than we would), it will just never take over.

The only real sports MMA can be compaired to would be like kickboxing, boxing, judo, karate and other martial arts. A lot of people like to combine it with WWE, but the only reason that they are together is because WWE is genius with their marketing and are completley capitalizing on the MMA boom just like they did with boxing in the 90s. Pro wrestling will appeal to children always, while MMA is an almost exclusivley adult show.

I'm just waiting for the day that UFC takes over boxing in PPVs. Once we lose the likes of the Klitschkos, Mayweather and Pacquaio, there is a chance that guys like Jon Jones will bring MMA into a new era. We just need more modern day legends because it wont be long before we see the back of Anderson, GSP, Vitor and all the other big name legends.
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Old 10-08-2012, 02:10 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Yeah I think when you take into account that you have to "be a fighter" to even enjoy MMA, compaired to literally every kid in Europe playing football as a youngster (and Brazil has much more passion for football than we would), it will just never take over.

The only real sports MMA can be compaired to would be like kickboxing, boxing, judo, karate and other martial arts. A lot of people like to combine it with WWE, but the only reason that they are together is because WWE is genius with their marketing and are completley capitalizing on the MMA boom just like they did with boxing in the 90s. Pro wrestling will appeal to children always, while MMA is an almost exclusivley adult show.

I'm just waiting for the day that UFC takes over boxing in PPVs. Once we lose the likes of the Klitschkos, Mayweather and Pacquaio, there is a chance that guys like Jon Jones will bring MMA into a new era. We just need more modern day legends because it wont be long before we see the back of Anderson, GSP, Vitor and all the other big name legends.
UFC won't over take Boxing, personally I don't see the whole reason why anyone would want to see the UFC or anything take over Boxing. Boxing is very fun to watch, it's the politics that have ruined Boxing but there is still big, big money in Boxing, much more than in MMA.

You're also forgetting about guys like Canelo Alvarez, that guy's the future of Boxing, the lighter weights are also accepted by the Boxing world, you'll never see a 145 lb or 135 lb fighter be the biggest draw in MMA. Boxing still has the Mexican audience in the palm of it's hand, something MMA doesn't quite have. The lighter weight classes could help that though, Erik Perez is a guy that I think can reach the Mexican audience and lure them in.

Also, WWE sucks man, I hadn't watched it in years but I tuned in back in April to check out Brock, that was some of the worst stuff I've ever watched, the WWE has gone down hill so much in the last ten years it's not even funny. It used to be awesome, now it's just completely lame. They have to bring back guys like The Rock and Brock Lesnar just to sell PPV's.
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When Vitor said this, I thought he was high. I'm inclined to think the same thing now Glover is saying it because football is so vast. However, I do not follow football and the amount of Brazilian kids visiting gyms nowadays is supposedly staggering.

JDS is another fighter who has said that kids, especially in dangerous areas like where he's from, are spending less time on the streets playing football, and more time in the gyms...

We'll see the products of this in ten or so years time, and compare Brazil's MMA and Football scenes then.
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Okay, guys. Let's put this into context. What athlete doesn't think their sport is the best and will one day be the most popular on earth?
Of course. I hear athletes claim their sport will be bigger then football all the time.
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