DFW: Rampage is wrong about boxing

source: mmaweekly.com


Rampage has said recently that he’d like to box because he thinks boxers won’t run from him, and he’ll finally get the stand-up wars he’s looking for. UFC president Dana White disagrees

"I had seen somewhere he said that ...  I dont care ... He’s under contract. He’s not boxing until…
I mean, if he wants to box when his contract is up, that’s up to him.”

"The game (in boxing these days) is to step in there and avoid a fight, so we can get on to the next payday."

"No matter where you are, no matter what you do, no matter what, you are always going to have someone chirping something."

“Rampage thought that the movie business was the answer to all his f------ dreams. That didn’t work out too good. The pay over there wasn’t what he thought it was. The pay over here was a lot better; a lot better.”

"The grass is always greener, until its not there any more. And then you realise you made a lot of mistakes,  and should have done things differently."

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notsobigmike site profile image  

10/12/11 6:15 PM by notsobigmike

Was it bad for his career - difficult to answer. It's difficult to gauge how much it boosted his mainstream popularity vs. the success he may or may not have had in the UFC during that time.But what does that have to do with it? People are acting like Dana claiming that Rampage is getting more money in the UFC is some fantastic make believe.Obviously he's making more money or he'd still be doing movies. He gave Hollywood a shot and it didn't work out.I don't blame him for trying. If the movie had been even a modest hit, he'd be brought back in for a sequel for more money, merchandising rights, and proved that he's a marketable Hollywood commodity.But it didn't. So now he's back in the UFC. Where's the dispute?

shb site profile image  

10/12/11 6:06 PM by shb

lmao at the dana white knights in this thread. good work boys, you never know when dana will choose one of you at random, soar into your house on his private jet and whisk you away to a candlelit dinner in the octagonseriously though, does anyone in this thread actually believe that doing the a-team was bad for rampage's career? anyone? bueller?

notsobigmike site profile image  

10/12/11 5:03 PM by notsobigmike

How is this even a debate?There's no A-Team sequel. Rampage isn't getting million dollar offers for movie roles. Why do you think he's back in the UFC?The money's better in Hollywood if you're a bankable superstar. Rampage gave it a shot, but it didn't work out. It's not rocket science.

12SixElbow site profile image  

10/12/11 3:55 PM by 12SixElbow

So you link an article from the The Daily Star? The writer lists no source for his number. Jesus Christ you're pathetic.  

Bobby Lupo site profile image  

10/12/11 3:44 PM by Bobby Lupo

 I think the initial JDS-Cain fight is going to do monster ratings. FOX is promoting it heavily already during baseball and football. The UFC will realize that this is the future and the PPV model is a 90s pro wrestling model and they will try to make the transition by putting out big fights. I expect Chael-Silva or GSP-Diaz as FOX fight #2. 

Slipperypescado site profile image  

10/12/11 3:38 PM by Slipperypescado

 I wanted to add with the new Network TV deal at Fox  I see big numbers for mma/UFC this year and the next. It will help open up many doors here in the US for both MMA and Boxing.. and if it fails then people here in the US have become unmanly if sports like men's tennis get better ratings then combat sports..

Stryfe1982 site profile image  

10/12/11 3:05 PM by Stryfe1982

Stonepony is a typical clueless MMAFANBOY talking out of his ass...Boxing is more popular then ever right now world wide. Really, MMA is not even close to boxing in terms of popularity world wide. Not even fucking close...

McCorklemyHero site profile image  

10/12/11 3:01 PM by McCorklemyHero

It's crazy how the MMA fanbase who has been into this sport for 5 years and were NEVER into boxing all of a sudden consider themselves experts on the economics and well-being of both. They are BOTH fucking awesome, Boxing is fine, tons of exciting fights every weekends.  MMA (more like UFC nowadays) is fine, lots of exciting fines.  Why the fuck can't people enjoy both?  Makes me want to bang my head against the wall reading the stupidity the MMA n00bs throw up in these shitshow threads.  

Bobby Lupo site profile image  

10/12/11 2:54 PM by Bobby Lupo

 American MMA fans live in a crazy bubble where MMA is king. Boxing is MORE POPULAR THAN EVER worldwide. Asia and Eastern Europe are opened up to boxing now. Women's boxing sells out arenas in Germany, The K bros sell out fucking stadiums. When the UFC leaves Canada, America and England, they are giving tickets away to anyone who'll take one.  UFC also does not release official PPV numbers. A guy who runs a pro wrestling website takes a guess and reports the number.

Slipperypescado site profile image  

10/12/11 2:41 PM by Slipperypescado

http://www.boxingscene.com/david-haye-retire-i-know-if-i-fight-again--41086   lol that's all you can say. all you have? oh in case you are wondering what it did in the bubble world called USA.. 3 million viewers.. BAM!! thanks for TTT so stonepony can reply  


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