Todd Duffee: SF buy moves MMA towards mainstream respect like NBA, NFL

source: The Underground

From: Todd Duffee
Edited: 03/12/11 8:54 PM
Member Since: 5/8/06
Posts: 621
I had the luxury of hearing of this possibility about two weeks ago so I have had time to brace for impact.  However I thought it would happen later in the year or next year. And heard that silicon valley sports(im not sure it was even silicon valley who sold) didn't want to sell the UFC and were looking for other buyers but looks like money talks. Lets remember we are still "in the leather helmet era of MMA."  I am aware there are a lot of possible negatives but I'd much rather hear what the positives are going to be an dwell on that.  At this point it should be embraced complaining isn't going to undue any thing. 

My first thought was all the great possible match-ups we will get to see.  I understand they will be operating separately for some time but I hope when they say cross promotion they are saying mega fights will happen not just strike force will have a booth at the fan expos. 

Next women's MMA will get a huge mainstream push I wasn't always a fan but the better they get the more I like it just the same.

Some of the greatest fighters in the world won't have to hear the dreaded question of when will you get good enough to be in the UFC and instead get the respect they have already earned. 

MY FAVORITE  positive is that the UG will stop picking teams and stop the endlessly dumb trolling of the ufc is better than strike force and vice versa. And maybe this place will stop being such a waste land of bitching and crying.

More unified rules and possibly better judging due to the fact that Zuffa will have more power to help make those changes. 

Another step in gaining the same respect the NBA, NHL, NFL, MLB etc

Strikeforce will now have the money to put on more shows meaning guys won't have to sit on the shelf for long periods of time. 

More shows means possibly more free shows.

More pull within the japanese market due to strikeforces good relations which might save Japanese mma.

The naysayers can now be ignored an we can rest assured that the tourney will go on.

Also the greater possibility of more tournaments in the future as a feeder into the big shows. 

Possibly better announcing which seems to be a huge complaint.  Maybe they buy that fellow off bellator jimmy i believe is his name. actually both they make a good team.

Okay I am reaching so lets hear it UG what are your positives to the buyout???????

Edited to Add I am not praising the buyout.  I like everyone else when they heard of the news sat around and talked about all the negatives.  But realizing it did me absolutely no good i decided to start this thread to see what the positives of the buyout could be jotting down some of my immediate positive thoughts..  As in usual fashion i was met with a bunch of negative uselessly angry posters.  This is not to get in good graces with zuffa I am a year and many wins away from them remembering my name or face.

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drance2624 site profile image  

3/15/11 12:31 AM by drance2624

Why not contribute to the thread's topic instead of telling Todd what to do? My 2

Rock Ortiz site profile image  

3/14/11 7:37 PM by Rock Ortiz

He's training at grudge now, hopefully the wins will rack up...

DKielbasa site profile image  

3/14/11 7:22 PM by DKielbasa

Todd your never going to get any satisfaction on here because this place is chock full of loser and failures who want to see others fail. If you are not improving yourself or your career you should not even post. If you are just on here for some fun then by all means have fun. My 2

magwibs site profile image  

3/14/11 5:14 PM by magwibs

Hey dumbassIf you were able to use the search function you could go back and look at the great Todd Duffee's older posts. His immaturity is front and centre on numerous occasions when HE was the one calling everyone who had an opposing opinion ' a fucking faggot'. I actually think that could be an official Todd Duffee quote...Short memories around here....

bear_85_ site profile image  

3/14/11 1:31 PM by bear_85_

"bitch ass trick" Quality!Best part of all this is the posibility of Fedor vs. Randy @ catchweight 230lbs. It would be Rocky 4 but with a fat balding monkey instead of Dolph Lundgren.... and Randy.

JudOWNED site profile image  

3/14/11 11:44 AM by JudOWNED

I support the Duffman and this thread.

ArthurKnoqOut site profile image  

3/14/11 11:32 AM by ArthurKnoqOut

hmmm I would just LOVE to hear your thoughts on scenarios like Hendo and Werdum.... Zuffa "here's 5 dollars a fight...take it or leave it"fighter : " damn there's no Bellator tourney in my weight class until next year, I guess I'll take it "Zuffa: bitch ass trick

duckhuntgangsta site profile image  

3/14/11 10:17 AM by duckhuntgangsta

Hey Todd, when is your next fight? Call Coker and ask to fight on his challenger series. You're a draw. He'll do it. It's a little beneath you, but after a few wins you be on to thier main card and if you go undefeated in a four fight contract the UFC will pick you up when it's over, or stay with SF for a while. The exposure is way better than what any other non-UFC org can give you and SF likes to give thier draws a favorable match-ups. Your thoughts?

jjj2121 site profile image  

3/14/11 10:01 AM by jjj2121

 Thanks for posting your thoughts Todd, look forward to your next fight.

1oldfart site profile image  

3/14/11 9:54 AM by 1oldfart

hopefully next up is a network deal so we can get away from all the ppv's