Originally Posted by TheLyotoLegion
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.
Yeah I was kinda talking shit reading back. In Glasgow alone the arenas get sold out when Ricky Burns is fighting. In England the domestic scene, which would probably be like Jungle Fights Vs the UFC, sells out almost every time a clash between two popular enough, yet nowhere near championship level, people clash.
I guess MMA has Brazil while Boxing has Mexico, but for every talented Brazillian MMA fighter theres 5 outstanding Mexican boxers.
I was just talking to a mate about Canelo today (Who I've been following since the Little Cotto fight). Imagine if that dude right now spent the next 6 years working on wrestling and BJJ. 6 years is a long time to train martial arts, and if he did that and entered MMA as a 45 (or whatecver it is now)-0 former boxing world champion...at 30 years old. Man he would smash anyone coming close to him. Dudes just such an amazing asset to any sport that would have him.
I thought I didnt like WWE now because I'm older, but when I watched some attitude era shit online and naaah, I'd watch the shit out of that if it was still on today haha.
Anyways, yeah MMA will continue to grow as it's own entity. It will never reach the levels of boxing and football, and if it does it will be when we're in our rocking chairs watching the current fighters thinking "He's good but he's no Anderson Silva". Jon Jones will probably be just about to retire by that time too