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UFC The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is a U.S.-based mixed martial arts organization, recognized as the largest MMA promotion in the world. The UFC is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada and is owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC. This promotion is responsible for solidifying the sport's postion in the history-books. UFC is currently undergoing a remarkable surge in popularity, along with greater mainstream media coverage. UFC programming can now be seen on FOX, FX, and FUEL TV in the United States, as well as in 35 other countries worldwide.

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post #31 of 37 (permalink) Old 03-10-2010, 01:40 AM
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I agree with the notion of this new 'breed' of fighters we're starting to see. Its only natural that with the huge surge in popularity that MMA has received recently that the talent pool is growing larger and even more skilled.

Just thinking about it in terms of how many people are fighting today in comparison with just a few years ago, the chances of getting some real super-freaks is pretty high. Nog is a legend and will always be a 'great' fighter but he came from a time when MMA was mainly an overseas ordeal; when the majority of people still called it "human cockfighting" ( I hate that term.) Now MMA is becoming a global phenomenon and more and more people are bringing more and more to the plate. The game IS evolving and regardless of hard work or raw talent, the fighters of yesterday are all going to get left behind at some point, regardless of age. I honestly hate saying that but its true
It's true. Guys like Fedor, Mir and Penn deserve respect that much more imo for evolving where most former champs couldn't.
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Nog vs James Toney

That traingle would be epic.
Nah dude, if cain dropped him such ease, Toney would easily drop him
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Nog would finish Toney under 1 min! He would not throw one punch at him.
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1.) He's not that old.

2.) He fought Mir when he was recovering from serious illness. He then put on an impresive fight beating Randy Couture. He then gets KO'd by one of the most hyped new heavyweights and you think he should be put out to pasture?

3.) He is not likely to hold a belt in the UFC but the guy is a HUGE draw and a class act. If he isn't a likely title contender there are still a bunch of exciting fights for him.

I do see your point but the reality is Big Nog is a draw and thus a payday for the UFC.

UFC = Entertainment, not a sport.
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Uhh ...
LOL, I've had some negative rep on this as well so maybe I wasn't clear.

UFC is not a sport, MMA is a sport. UFC is an entertainment business/promotion that uses the sport of MMA to generate revenue. This is why we see undeserved title shots and such... UFC uses a blend of fighter ability and fighters ability to draw fans (exciting fights, love of fans, etc) to determine matches. It is a profit based model, not a sport competition such as the Olympics (whole different arguement here).

I'm not saying it is a good thing or a bad thing, just making the clarification as to why Big Nog is likely to continue to appear and fight for the UFC despite the likelyhood he'll be a title contender. Very similar to Randy Couture. They bring in the $$.
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Honestly i don't think Nog is done. But he definitely needs some time off to recharge his system. He's looking very weary for a 30 year old. Also some time away to change up his gameplan and perhaps train with a couple of other camps.
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LOL, I've had some negative rep on this as well so maybe I wasn't clear.

UFC is not a sport, MMA is a sport. UFC is an entertainment business/promotion that uses the sport of MMA to generate revenue. This is why we see undeserved title shots and such... UFC uses a blend of fighter ability and fighters ability to draw fans (exciting fights, love of fans, etc) to determine matches. It is a profit based model, not a sport competition such as the Olympics (whole different arguement here).

I'm not saying it is a good thing or a bad thing, just making the clarification as to why Big Nog is likely to continue to appear and fight for the UFC despite the likelyhood he'll be a title contender. Very similar to Randy Couture. They bring in the $$.
Quoted for truth. I will not write off Big Nog until he retires. I have complete faith that he will not pull a Shammy.


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