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Old 10-17-2006, 07:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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You all have jumped all over anyone who mentions fight fixing but in reality it goes on all the time and it has been going on in the UFC for a while. I'm not saying that fighters have taken dives but I think it's pretty safe to say that the careers of some title holders have been, hmm, shall we say intentionally prolonged by strategically having them fight lesser/green/over the hill opponents.

For instance, have you ever asked yourself how it could be that American fighters hold all these UFC titles when it's actually a relatively new sport in that country? Well, who is the UFC target audience? Who's tuning into Spike TV every week and who's ordering the pay-per-view shows? A bunch a flag waving, Budweiser drinking, "USA # 1" chanting 20 somethings. What kind of "champion" do you think appeals to them?


Think about it.

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Old 10-17-2006, 07:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You all have jumped all over anyone who mentions a fight fixing but in reality it goes on all the time and it has been going on in the UFC for a while. I'm not saying that fighters have taken dives but I think it's pretty safe to say that the careers of some title holders have been, hmm, shall we say intentionally prolonged by strategically having them fight lesser/green/over the hill opponents.

For instance, have you ever asked yourself how it could be that American fighters hold all these UFC titles when it's actually a relatively new sport in that country? Well, who is the UFC target audience? Who's tuning into Spike TV every week and who's ordering the pay-per-view shows? A bunch a flag waving, Budweiser drinking, "USA # 1" chanting 20 somethings. What kind of "champion" do you think appeals to them?


Think about it.

lmao, You started to make a point in the first paragraph, and then you ruined your own point and made yourself sound stupid.

Asked myself how could it be that American fighters how all the UFC titles when its a new sport in this country? WTF

Well, The Gracies brought UFC here, what? 10 years ago?
Its an AMERICAN organization, so of course they make it to appeal as much as possible to AMERICAN fans.
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Its an AMERICAN organization, so of course they make it to appeal as much as possible to AMERICAN fans.
Thank you for agreeing with me that the UFC compromises talent and skill to appeal to their target audience.

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Old 10-17-2006, 07:27 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thank you for agreeing with me that the UFC compromises talent and skill to appeal to their target audience.

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I honestly don't think anyone can deny that. It isn't thier job to souly have the best fighters on the planet fight, it has to entertain.
Or thier wouldn't be any money, it doesn't matter if you like it or not, sports are about just that. MONEY
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Old 10-17-2006, 07:29 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Okay, than I guess we can put it in the same category as professional wrestling and American Gladiators...

I'm fine with that.
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Fixing a fight and having a champion fight soft opponents are two different things.
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Old 10-17-2006, 07:31 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Okay, than I guess we can put it in the same category as professional wrestling and American Gladiators...

I'm fine with that.

If you don't like it, why post in the UFC section?
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Fixing a fight and having a champion fight soft opponents are two different things.

EXACTLY, two very different things.
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Old 10-17-2006, 07:31 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Really?

Are they?

I disagree...whenever you have a fight where the outcome is known beforehand I would call that fixed.
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