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Old 07-12-2013, 07:03 PM   #31 (permalink)
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I think you'd have to be very new to MMA or just not like MMA enough to watch all that often to not actually know who Thomson is. Which since the sport is growing is not out of the question. But Pettis sounds like a an idiot saying no one knows who Thomson is, plain and simple. I don't think being a noob or too casual for anything other then UFC once in a while is all that good of a reason to act like that is not the case.
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Old 07-12-2013, 07:17 PM   #32 (permalink)
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First fight I ever watched was Thomson V Edwards..

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nah, I think you just need to speak for yourself.

btw, how could you know who Thompson is, a guy who has accomplished nothing, but not Thomson?
I can never forget James Thompson because of that disgusting ear blister thing he had. Also, in terms of fame, James has technically accomplished more.

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I think you'd have to be very new to MMA or just not like MMA enough to watch all that often to not actually know who Thomson is. Which since the sport is growing is not out of the question. But Pettis sounds like a an idiot saying no one knows who Thomson is, plain and simple. I don't think being a noob or too casual for anything other then UFC once in a while is all that good of a reason to act like that is not the case.

Both of you (Ou) hold "MMA fan" in a very high regard, or you greatly overestimate the number of fans MMA has. Most MMA fans, and yes, for you elitists, this includes all UFC fans, have never heard of Josh Thomson, other than the Diaz fight. Most of the target market for the UFC watches the fights casually, because it is popular. They have drinks, talk with friends, and pick up girls while they watch fights in bars. This is what the UfC makes money from. This is the actual typical viewer. not you. Definitely not OU. The true average fan watches Silva fight "some guy" last week. I don't think hardcore fans realize how insignificant they are. The UFC lives off fans who have no idea who 95% of their roster are.
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Both of you (Ou) hold "MMA fan" in a very high regard, or you greatly overestimate the number of fans MMA has. Most MMA fans, and yes, for you elitists, this includes all UFC fans, have never heard of Josh Thomson, other than the Diaz fight. Most of the target market for the UFC watches the fights casually, because it is popular. They have drinks, talk with friends, and pick up girls while they watch fights in bars. This is what the UfC makes money from. This is the actual typical viewer. not you. Definitely not OU. The true average fan watches Silva fight "some guy" last week. I don't think hardcore fans realize how insignificant they are. The UFC lives off fans who have no idea who 95% of their roster are.
I feel like most of the hardcore fans stream events and the casuals are the ones that buy them..

Pretty much everybody I know in the industry uses streams. I think I even saw Kongo asking for a stream the other day... Haha
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I feel like most of the hardcore fans stream events and the casuals are the ones that buy them..

Pretty much everybody I know in the industry uses streams. I think I even saw Kongo asking for a stream the other day... Haha
That's my point. The people the Ufc care about, the ones that attend bars, events, and buy ppvs, are not hardcore. Yet they are the ones making the most revenue.

But wait! I'm not an MMA fan, because I had to remind myself who Thomson was. Sorry, I don't pretend these guys deserve to be household names. (more directed at the previous guys than you Bresko)
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That's my point. The people the Ufc care about, the ones that attend bars, events, and buy ppvs, are not hardcore. Yet they are the ones making the most revenue.

But i'm not an MMA fan because I had to remind myself who Thomson was. Sorry I don't pretend these guys deserve to be household names.
Haha I know man, I came to back you up.

I think it's a little unfair people are jumping on Ape about momentarily forgetting who Josh Thomson is. I would wager that 70% of the regular posters here didn't even know who John Moraga was before the MM fight was announced. I have no time for elitist attitudes, especially when it's plainly obvious that Ape City knows the sport as well as the rest of us.
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Old 07-13-2013, 03:12 AM   #37 (permalink)
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Haha I know man, I came to back you up.

I think it's a little unfair people are jumping on Ape about momentarily forgetting who Josh Thomson is. I would wager that 70% of the regular posters here didn't even know who John Moraga was before the MM fight was announced. I have no time for elitist attitudes, especially when it's plainly obvious that Ape City knows the sport as well as the rest of us.
I still have no idea who Moraga is but he wasn't involved in the most popular series of fights for what was the number two MMA company in the world for years or recently beat a Diaz on a Fox card. Nothing to pull someones fan card over but it isn't the same thing.

Oh and popularity on twitter doesn't mean anything.

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/...s-bust/277759/

There are fake accounts with more followers than Pettis. Twitter is a haven for buffoons and trolls and anyone worth talking to on it was probably tricked into using it by the media.
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I think it's a little unfair people are jumping on Ape about momentarily forgetting who Josh Thomson is. I would wager that 70% of the regular posters here didn't even know who John Moraga was before the MM fight was announced. I have no time for elitist attitudes, especially when it's plainly obvious that Ape City knows the sport as well as the rest of us.
Maybe Ape City watches fights and not fighters. I've been in a language course and after almost a year I still forget the names of some participants. I don't think that make me less of a language learner
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Haha I know man, I came to back you up.

I think it's a little unfair people are jumping on Ape about momentarily forgetting who Josh Thomson is. I would wager that 70% of the regular posters here didn't even know who John Moraga was before the MM fight was announced. I have no time for elitist attitudes, especially when it's plainly obvious that Ape City knows the sport as well as the rest of us.
Thanks bro and I agree with the elitist attitude being good for nothing.

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I still have no idea who Moraga is but he wasn't involved in the most popular series of fights for what was the number two MMA company in the world for years or recently beat a Diaz on a Fox card. Nothing to pull someones fan card over but it isn't the same thing.

Oh and popularity on twitter doesn't mean anything.

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/...s-bust/277759/
As I said before I just didn't remember who he was. Once I googled it and saw the picture I remembered him. It's more about being a name, a household name, which Thomson is so far from it isn't funny. I do not make a point of remembering fighters names. They have to make the impression on me then I will know their name. Hell I worked for 2 months with these 3 new girls at work and just figured out their names last week.

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Maybe Ape City watches fights and not fighters. I've been in a language course and after almost a year I still forget the names of some participants. I don't think that make me less of a language learner
Exactly! The fact the I don't memorize fighters names doesn't mean I don't watch a shit ton of mma. It just isn't important to me.
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Thanks bro and I agree with the elitist attitude being good for nothing.
sorry, I didn't think that not everyone is good with names.

I apologize.
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