Why Is The UFC Building Up Rampage, And Not Cro Cop? - Page 2 - MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos
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.

Reply

Old 01-19-2007, 01:45 PM   #11 (permalink)
"Minotauro" Nogueira
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Canada
Posts: 496
DanMMAFan will become famous soon enoughDanMMAFan will become famous soon enoughDanMMAFan will become famous soon enoughDanMMAFan will become famous soon enoughDanMMAFan will become famous soon enoughDanMMAFan will become famous soon enoughDanMMAFan will become famous soon enoughDanMMAFan will become famous soon enoughDanMMAFan will become famous soon enoughDanMMAFan will become famous soon enoughDanMMAFan will become famous soon enough
I think they are doing it on purpose to make a HUGE surprise. Not many UFC casual fans are expecting Cro Cop to be amazing but when they see him they will be in shock.
DanMMAFan is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 

Old 01-19-2007, 01:50 PM   #12 (permalink)
Megaweight
 
kds13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Posts: 5,148
Blog Entries: 11
kds13 is on another level nowkds13 is on another level nowkds13 is on another level nowkds13 is on another level nowkds13 is on another level nowkds13 is on another level nowkds13 is on another level nowkds13 is on another level nowkds13 is on another level nowkds13 is on another level nowkds13 is on another level now
they cant talk crocop up because they cant show his fights cause pride owns the rights to em. otherwise there would be alot more coverage for him because they would want to showcase all his knockouts because thats what the average ufc fan wants to see.
__________________
kds13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2007, 01:59 PM   #13 (permalink)
RIDIN' DIRTY
 
DCDIME's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Canada
Posts: 284
DCDIME is an unknown quantity at this pointDCDIME is an unknown quantity at this point
In big business it's not a good idea to promote a rival. I relaize that CC is coming into the ufc with a serious reputation, but it's hard to tell that to fans when it's from the biggest competition. It seems to me that the ufc IS going to let Mirko's fighting and prolly Joe Rogan do most of the talking. Now, this whole ufc fans don't know anything about real mma is kinda tired isn't it? Now I know that people run thier mouths about stuff without research and all. But that being said, ufc is the biggest brand of mma in north america(not saying the best), and it's easy to find and kinda polished and easy to digest. I'm not pointing fingers at all, but it would seem to me that helping "noobs" realize what else is out there would make mma fans better in general. Hopefully pride and other organizations will step up there coverage and exposure to north america.
__________________
Fighters I enjoy watching:
Fedor
Quinton "Rampage" Jackson
Martin Kampman
Jake Shields
Thiago Tavares
Urijah Faber


Joe Rogan NutHugger...and proud of it
DCDIME is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2007, 02:23 PM   #14 (permalink)
Tim Sylvia Sucks
 
flourhead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 965
flourhead will become famous soon enoughflourhead will become famous soon enoughflourhead will become famous soon enoughflourhead will become famous soon enoughflourhead will become famous soon enoughflourhead will become famous soon enoughflourhead will become famous soon enoughflourhead will become famous soon enoughflourhead will become famous soon enoughflourhead will become famous soon enoughflourhead will become famous soon enough
the ufc website interviewed cro cop so it says a little bit about him. they asked him what he thought of eddie sanchez and he said he never underestimates an opponent so im guessing that means he thinks sanchez is a piece of shit.
flourhead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2007, 02:35 PM   #15 (permalink)
MMA Fanatic
 
Turner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 80
Turner has a little shameless behaviour in the past
when are they going to put the videos of rampage and cro cop on the ufc67 website?
Turner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2007, 03:00 PM   #16 (permalink)
Bantamweight
 
ESPADA9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Temecula, California
Posts: 925
ESPADA9 has a brilliant futureESPADA9 has a brilliant futureESPADA9 has a brilliant futureESPADA9 has a brilliant futureESPADA9 has a brilliant futureESPADA9 has a brilliant futureESPADA9 has a brilliant futureESPADA9 has a brilliant futureESPADA9 has a brilliant futureESPADA9 has a brilliant futureESPADA9 has a brilliant future
Quote:
Originally Posted by /\/\etallica
I think they are doing it on purpose to make a HUGE surprise. Not many UFC casual fans are expecting Cro Cop to be amazing but when they see him they will be in shock.
Most people I know that follow MMA are what you would call “casual” fans.
They don’t train in MMA, they have professional careers but love sports and admire REAL athletes and REAL sports.
Everyone knows who Cro Cop is and his style will gain him more fans quicker than Rampage.
Most fight fans like to see someone that can dominate the stand up game and someone that looks like a fighter and not some thug gang banger. Very few fighters can knock you out with a high leg kick (unlike the Hollywood movies) and Cro Cop can deliver them consistently, people love to see this unique ability.

Cro Cop will be one the biggest stars in the UFC his first year. I’ll bet his marketability will earn him plenty of $$$ just as long as he has the right people behind him.
ESPADA9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2007, 03:35 PM   #17 (permalink)
Cheers.
 
vandalian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 5,341
vandalian Is Respected By All He Crossesvandalian Is Respected By All He Crossesvandalian Is Respected By All He Crossesvandalian Is Respected By All He Crossesvandalian Is Respected By All He Crossesvandalian Is Respected By All He Crossesvandalian Is Respected By All He Crossesvandalian Is Respected By All He Crossesvandalian Is Respected By All He Crossesvandalian Is Respected By All He Crossesvandalian Is Respected By All He Crosses
You know, some people think Sanchez is crazy for getting into the Ocatgon with Mirko, but it's really a can't-miss fight for him.
Nobody expects him to win, so even if he just survives for a while he'll gain respect and a higher profile for stepping up and taking on an elite heavyweight.
Sanchez is young and has potential, so losing to Cro Cop at this point isn't going to ruin his career or his chances of being a contender down the line.
Win or lose, people are talking about Eddie Sanchez. How much did you hear about the guy before?
vandalian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2007, 04:33 PM   #18 (permalink)
Free Thinker
 
pt447's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: In your closet!
Posts: 5,673
Blog Entries: 1
pt447 is on another level nowpt447 is on another level nowpt447 is on another level nowpt447 is on another level nowpt447 is on another level nowpt447 is on another level nowpt447 is on another level nowpt447 is on another level nowpt447 is on another level nowpt447 is on another level nowpt447 is on another level now
Quote:
Originally Posted by DCDIME
In big business it's not a good idea to promote a rival. I relaize that CC is coming into the ufc with a serious reputation, but it's hard to tell that to fans when it's from the biggest competition. It seems to me that the ufc IS going to let Mirko's fighting and prolly Joe Rogan do most of the talking. Now, this whole ufc fans don't know anything about real mma is kinda tired isn't it? Now I know that people run thier mouths about stuff without research and all. But that being said, ufc is the biggest brand of mma in north america(not saying the best), and it's easy to find and kinda polished and easy to digest. I'm not pointing fingers at all, but it would seem to me that helping "noobs" realize what else is out there would make mma fans better in general. Hopefully pride and other organizations will step up there coverage and exposure to north america.
the UFC shouldn't see PRIDE as a rival, but as a buisness oppourtunity to help bring MMA together!! until then, it won't be concidered a sport by anyone who matters!
__________________
whiskey, racism, money, grease, twinkie's, guns.....yep lol thats about it

http://www.watchblog.com/

http://www.xanga.com/mfalino
pt447 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2007, 04:46 PM   #19 (permalink)
WTF Chuck, Fight Me!
 
Split's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 1,784
Split is on another level nowSplit is on another level nowSplit is on another level nowSplit is on another level nowSplit is on another level nowSplit is on another level nowSplit is on another level nowSplit is on another level nowSplit is on another level nowSplit is on another level nowSplit is on another level now
Quote:
Originally Posted by ESPADA9
Most people I know that follow MMA are what you would call “casual” fans.
They don’t train in MMA, they have professional careers but love sports and admire REAL athletes and REAL sports.
Everyone knows who Cro Cop is and his style will gain him more fans quicker than Rampage.
Most fight fans like to see someone that can dominate the stand up game and someone that looks like a fighter and not some thug gang banger. Very few fighters can knock you out with a high leg kick (unlike the Hollywood movies) and Cro Cop can deliver them consistently, people love to see this unique ability.

Cro Cop will be one the biggest stars in the UFC his first year. I’ll bet his marketability will earn him plenty of $$$ just as long as he has the right people behind him.
i agree with this... some people seems to think any1 watching mma knows everything about it.. i dont have numbers, but im pretty sure sport bars or bars in general are a big % of the ppv profit the UFC make.. and most people there want action, they dont go on the net to search for who a new fighter is.. After that fight, then u can be sure cro cop will be promoted right. As for rampage, hes just so easy to promote, this guy is a street fighter, and he just likes to slam people.. not to mention hes american.
Split is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2007, 06:50 PM   #20 (permalink)
Users Awaiting Email Confirmation
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: In your mom's box
Posts: 663
Pr0d1gy will become famous soon enoughPr0d1gy will become famous soon enoughPr0d1gy will become famous soon enoughPr0d1gy will become famous soon enoughPr0d1gy will become famous soon enoughPr0d1gy will become famous soon enoughPr0d1gy will become famous soon enoughPr0d1gy will become famous soon enoughPr0d1gy will become famous soon enoughPr0d1gy will become famous soon enough
It's real simple guys. Rampage is an American, and no matter what color or creed you are the American fans will prefer an American fighter everytime. Cro Cop is a big name in MMA circles, as is Rampage, and neither really needs to be ramped up; but the bigger push will be for Rampage. Just look at Silva, the UFC fans either respect or hate him, but very few really love him like most of us loved Franklin.


i.e. what Split said...
Pr0d1gy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

VerticalSports
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums
Copyright (C) Verticalscope Inc SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2
Powered by vBulletin Copyright © 2000-2009 Jelsoft Enterprises Limited.
vBCredits v1.4 Copyright ©2007, PixelFX Studios