UnderGround Forums Stipe---Why does the UFC not promote him?

1/21/18 9:10 PM
7/2/07
Posts: 10507
Why no marketing dollars or time behind Stipe ?


Why does the UFC not build him up a bit ?
1/21/18 9:37 PM
8/28/16
Posts: 164

Stipe Doesent promote himself.

listen to his post fight press conference. 

 

1/21/18 9:52 PM
11/20/05
Posts: 20528
In my opinion his speech impediment holds him back.
1/21/18 9:59 PM
10/5/04
Posts: 1484
Because he isn't cocky and doesn't talk smack. The UFC loves to promote cocky/trashy fighters or physical specimens(genetic freaks).
1/21/18 10:04 PM
7/2/07
Posts: 10508


I think there is an untapped market
Edited: 1/21/18 10:14 PM
2/28/14
Posts: 391

His name is stupid. Nobody does or will know "Stipe Miocic".

 

He can't talk. He sounds like an idiot whenever he opens his mouth.

 

His fights haven't exactly provided the greatest highlight reel moments, which are the only way to attract people if you have no charisma or personality.

 

Basically he's created a scenario where he is entirely unmarketable. His fault. Nobody else's.

1/21/18 10:55 PM
6/28/09
Posts: 2038
In fairness, the heavyweight division hasn't been a very good one to sink money on promoting a specific fighter. That belt has swapped waists a shit load of times. And every time it seemed like there was going to be a standout champion, loss or injury was quick to intervene. Not to mention, it's not like Stipe can really be re-branded in a different division. Not saying Stipe doesn't deserve to have the UFC hype machine behind him, but history has shown it's a risky investment.
1/21/18 10:59 PM
2/9/09
Posts: 7132

Beats me, hes got a lot they can do. The UFC has no stars right now. He's the guy they should have been pushing. 

 

KOs people, thats what the casuals wanna see

1/21/18 11:01 PM
2/9/09
Posts: 7133
Gennady Goblin -

His name is stupid. Nobody does or will know "Stipe Miocic".

 

He can't talk. He sounds like an idiot whenever he opens his mouth.

 

His fights haven't exactly provided the greatest highlight reel moments, which are the only way to attract people if you have no charisma or personality.

 

Basically he's created a scenario where he is entirely unmarketable. His fault. Nobody else's.

His name is pretty cool

 

he isnt the best talker, but it has very little to do with the UFC promoting him.

 

he just beat the UFCs poster boy, KO'd JDS, Reem, Werdum, AA. Pretty sure his fights are a highlight reel.

 

legit he created a situation where he can be marketable IF the UFC went down that path.

1/21/18 11:03 PM
7/2/07
Posts: 10510
The Closed Guard - 

Beats me, hes got a lot they can do. The UFC has no stars right now. He's the guy they should have been pushing. 

 

KOs people, thats what the casuals wanna see


1/21/18 11:09 PM
5/8/16
Posts: 172
To people who say he's not the best talker, have you listened to celebrities lately?
1/21/18 11:23 PM
6/26/09
Posts: 2500
The Closed Guard -
Gennady Goblin -

His name is stupid. Nobody does or will know "Stipe Miocic".

 

He can't talk. He sounds like an idiot whenever he opens his mouth.

 

His fights haven't exactly provided the greatest highlight reel moments, which are the only way to attract people if you have no charisma or personality.

 

Basically he's created a scenario where he is entirely unmarketable. His fault. Nobody else's.

His name is pretty cool

 

he isnt the best talker, but it has very little to do with the UFC promoting him.

 

he just beat the UFCs poster boy, KO'd JDS, Reem, Werdum, AA. Pretty sure his fights are a highlight reel.

 

legit he created a situation where he can be marketable IF the UFC went down that path.

I watched a highlight of his the other day. It was awesome.

Made me realise he was gonna beat francis.
1/21/18 11:29 PM
7/27/07
Posts: 17403

They tried they took a card to Cleveland right after he won and he couldn't even sell out his hometown.

1/21/18 11:32 PM
7/27/07
Posts: 17404
Waxx - To people who say he's not the best talker, have you listened to celebrities lately?

This is true. Brenden Shuab sounds like he has marbles in his mouth and he now makes a living podcasting.

1/21/18 11:37 PM
7/2/07
Posts: 10512
The Closed Guard - 
Gennady Goblin -

His name is stupid. Nobody does or will know "Stipe Miocic".

 

He can't talk. He sounds like an idiot whenever he opens his mouth.

 

His fights haven't exactly provided the greatest highlight reel moments, which are the only way to attract people if you have no charisma or personality.

 

Basically he's created a scenario where he is entirely unmarketable. His fault. Nobody else's.

His name is pretty cool

 

he isnt the best talker, but it has very little to do with the UFC promoting him.

 

he just beat the UFCs poster boy, KO'd JDS, Reem, Werdum, AA. Pretty sure his fights are a highlight reel.

 

legit he created a situation where he can be marketable IF the UFC went down that path.


1/21/18 11:40 PM
1/15/07
Posts: 12225

He isn't charismatic, doesn't have a comic book hero physique, and doesn't have a super-exciting fight style. He needs at least 1-2 of those things to, as Dana would say, "move the needle."

1/21/18 11:40 PM
1/1/01
Posts: 44210
part of it is certainly on the UFC, but as already mentioned, Stipe does nothing to help his own cause.
1/21/18 11:46 PM
5/18/11
Posts: 4461

One of the shows on 106.7 the Fan in DC has had him on once or twice, they are fans but say they probably wouldn't have him on again because interviewing a chair would be more interesting.

1/22/18 12:16 AM
6/4/09
Posts: 3902
The Closed Guard -

Beats me, hes got a lot they can do. The UFC has no stars right now. He's the guy they should have been pushing. 

 

KOs people, thats what the casuals wanna see

This.  Fuck WME 

1/22/18 12:28 AM
1/1/01
Posts: 20643
They don't promote him because he doesn't fit their mold of what a star is. Dana White has repeatedly failed at promoting his champions, instead he wants to promote dudes with mohawks and tattoos who scream and talk about their sweaty balls. He wants to promote dudes and girls who he views as cooler than he was when he was growing up. You all remember skinny, thin haired, soft spoken, frail, Dana. He wasn't exactly oozing with cool factor so he falls in love with those who have what he lacked and he pushes those dudes regardless of ability .


The Dana White failure to create stars is going to doom this fading company. That or they fire the guy, he just is not good at what he does.

1/22/18 12:32 AM
5/11/13
Posts: 3431
He needs to hire Chael to write his promos!!
1/22/18 12:54 AM
1/1/01
Posts: 19654
Because he black!

- Tyron "Race Card" Woodley
1/22/18 2:10 AM
5/11/06
Posts: 10904
He's boring and comes off as being a bit simple and chipped.
1/22/18 2:41 AM
10/29/12
Posts: 3733

I think he’s awesome. He’s refreshingly, average. Just a dude. 6 fight win streak with 5 finishes. He’s in the same boat as Mighty Mouse with you cucks. People can’t handle that the most talented fighter in the world is 125lbs and people don’t want to think that the baddest dude in the world is an average looking white dude in the Midwest. 

You guys are all about people with fake WWE personas yet Stipe went full Stone Cold and snubbed the fuck out out Dana... but all the sudden he should be more professional talking to the UFC. 

 

http://gph.is/2G0fpuB

1/22/18 2:55 AM
10/27/12
Posts: 679
Huggsbear -

One of the shows on 106.7 the Fan in DC has had him on once or twice, they are fans but say they probably wouldn't have him on again because interviewing a chair would be more interesting.

I thought he was an awesome guest on JRE MMA podcast.

The bloke is the record breaking BADDEST MAN ON THE PLANET and hes still a FIREFIGHTER! Could he be more alpha?

Fuck selling tickets, he does his bit by getting the job done. Hes the stone cold steve austin of MMA