UFCThe 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.
good thing our ancestors did not have that attitude about boxing, considering that wrestling has been around forever and showcased at the first olympics (ever). Imagine if all those wrestling folks never bothered to try and understand or recognize boxing as a formal sport.
ONe thing that really irritated me the more I thought about those HBO Presidents comments about how boxing on HBO attached itself to Ali,Louis,etc.......Wasn't HBO the one who promoted and made Tyson the PPV king? Didnt he turn out to be an embarrassment to the sport?
I quess winning a UFC championships isnt a achievment, History i think the UFC has history, Glory isnt that what they fight for. Clearly this guy had his head so far up his own ass to see any of those thing.
I think Randy Couture is that guy. Thats just me
Couture could be that guy, but he, nor any other MMA fighters that are well known like Ali or Louis. But what I think it is just a matter of time until MMA has some guys that are known to the majority of people.
"Everybody underestimates the kick in the groin." - Bas Rutten
That's right HBO. Keep associating yourself to fighters from 20, 30, 40 years ago. Spike will get that free spending 18-44yo market while you guys keep trying to run commercials for Crown Vics and showing softcore porn after 1am to keep those late night elderly happy.
That was a quote from the former HBO sports chairman(or whatever). The current head of HBO sports does'nt like MMA either. It is the Top Dog at HBO that is making this happen.
HBO is the best network on TV ever. with or without the UFC. They have the best original shows, play great movies, awousome stand up comedy and they have some sick documanteries ex(The Smashing Machine). They are always a step ahead of the pack. The UFC is icing on the cake, I knew it was just a matter of time. Their Boxinf franchise is losing fans.
I have been an HBO subscriber for 20 years, it still and will always be my favorite channel. So don't talk like HBO is some crusty old network who's target audiance is 60 and up. Shell out the cash and u will understand what I am talking about.