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3/14/10 12:39 AM
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BlazinAsian
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With better drug testing (right now HGH and SARMS aren't tested for), it will be populated by "naturally talented" Olympic/"Pro football" caliber athletes. Guys that are "off the charts" particularly with regards to speed and quickness.

Gone will be the days of the (roided up?) ex-high school wrestlers becoming champs or contenders (ex: Ken Shamrock).

As long as the champions are the least bit charismatic, the sport with thrive.
11/26/11 3:49 PM
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Just wanted to re-launch this thread that I posted two years ago....  It's come a long way...
11/26/11 3:55 PM
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MMA won't be any bigger than it is right now. The UFC however might be.

People need to stop confusing the two. MMA has less orgs now than ever which means lack of variety in rules, octagon/ring and production. So, that's not a good thing for "MMA".
11/26/11 3:57 PM
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It will be dead. A shooting star. A flash in a pan. The ppv buy rates are lower than ever, Zuffa has killed the sport.

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11/26/11 4:02 PM
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FSMA - MMA won't be any bigger than it is right now. The UFC however might be.

People need to stop confusing the two. MMA has less orgs now than ever which means lack of variety in rules, octagon/ring and production. So, that's not a good thing for "MMA".

 I agree that UFC is much bigger than the sport itself.
11/26/11 4:11 PM
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FSMA - MMA won't be any bigger than it is right now. The UFC however might be.

People need to stop confusing the two. MMA has less orgs now than ever which means lack of variety in rules, octagon/ring and production. So, that's not a good thing for "MMA".


The UFC is a subset of MMA. If the UFC grows, then MMA grows. Quit trying to pretend that the UFC and MMA are mutually exclusive. What benefits one benefits the other.

Also, LOL at there being fewer MMA organizations now than ever. There are ten times as many local/regional MMA promoters in North America today than there were in the pre-TUF years. The only place where the sport has declined is in Japan, and that is more than offset by growth on mainland China and other Pacific Rim countries, explosive growth in the UK, slow but steady growth in the rest of Europe, and ridiculous growth in Brazil.
11/26/11 4:12 PM
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FSMA - MMA won't be any bigger than it is right now. The UFC however might be.

People need to stop confusing the two. MMA has less orgs now than ever which means lack of variety in rules, octagon/ring and production. So, that's not a good thing for "MMA".

 I agree that UFC is much bigger than the sport itself.


Huh?

How is that possible?

The UFC is a part of the sport. It is literally impossible for the UFC to be bigger than the sport.
11/26/11 7:06 PM
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Steve4192 - 
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FSMA - MMA won't be any bigger than it is right now. The UFC however might be.

People need to stop confusing the two. MMA has less orgs now than ever which means lack of variety in rules, octagon/ring and production. So, that's not a good thing for "MMA".

 I agree that UFC is much bigger than the sport itself.


Huh?

How is that possible?

The UFC is a part of the sport. It is literally impossible for the UFC to be bigger than the sport.
If u ask the question, has mixed martial arts grown over the years, yes but not to the magnitude that UFC has.  Sure the sport has grown, but is mma popular or is the UFC popular?  mainstream doesn't know of the other organizations - UFC has a marketing muscle that no one can compare to.  It is because of the UFC that mma has grown.
 
11/26/11 7:10 PM
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Steve4192 - 
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FSMA - MMA won't be any bigger than it is right now. The UFC however might be.

People need to stop confusing the two. MMA has less orgs now than ever which means lack of variety in rules, octagon/ring and production. So, that's not a good thing for "MMA".

 I agree that UFC is much bigger than the sport itself.


Huh?

How is that possible?

The UFC is a part of the sport. It is literally impossible for the UFC to be bigger than the sport.


This guy gets it lol.
11/26/11 7:50 PM
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Good post, Robbie H
11/27/11 1:43 PM
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humphrey sphinctermuscle - MMA will mature. the ufc will sooner or later be knocked down a few notches as the sport evolves, and some real competition will come in for them. hopefully strikeforce will lead the way.



The way the XFL knocked the NFL down a few notches? Major league monopolies are pretty common in sports - MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL etc.

it will NEVER be the biggest sport.



True


in fact, it will never even scrape the bottom of any of the main stream sports.



Bullshit

Fads jump high quick, and die fast. to become as big as any of the bigs, you have to have history, maturity, and a long time following. None of which the UFC has at this early age.



This is nonsense. By definition, none of the mainstrwam sports had these things...until they had them. These are stages ALL sports go through, not an unbreakable barrier. And like it or not, fighting already has a HUGE history (including being one the first Olympic sports).


hopefully the wrong people don't get involved, but if you ever want to see it mature correctly? this organizational title shit needs to go. belt's should be governed by a central body (and not the clusterfuck wamma) and then, and ONLY then will there be real champions. after which the org belts will all be much much much less important.



Works fine for the NFL, NBA, and the Stanley Cup.
11/27/11 1:44 PM
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LOL at it passing the NFL.

11/27/11 1:45 PM
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Mmanizzle - Just wanted to re-launch this thread that I posted two years ago....  It's come a long way...


Well done with the Threadomancy (Thread Necromancy)
11/27/11 2:04 PM
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Lol at all you fools saying "LOL at this and that, won't happen"

Look at what has already happened?

Fads jump high quick, and die fast. to become as big as any of the bigs, you have to have history, maturity, and a long time following. None of which the UFC has at this early age.


Dumb comment is dumb. The NFL has been around for decades, do you know how big it was when it was 18 years old? It was like BAMMA status compared to what the UFC has achieved for MMA. History happens as it happens. Yes the UFC doesn't have a long history, longer than 18 years, because it has ONLY BEEN AROUND for 18 years. I'd be shocked if some of you have passed middle school.

It is simple, people of the masses like violence, competition, and watching high level athletes. The UFC is finally getting the latter of the 3 and the FOX deal is just proof of it's growth. Hardcores need to be patient though, there will be a long feeling out process with this whole mainstream thing before people really begin to accept it as a legitimate sport.
11/27/11 2:21 PM
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You ever see that movie real steal? Phone Post
11/27/11 2:24 PM
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Lol ^ yes and I cringed at the part where he mentions "Vale Tudo, the Gracies and Machados" or something like that, thinking what if that is what actually became of combat sports someday???
11/27/11 2:29 PM
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jcblass - LOL at it passing the NFL.



It has a very good chance of passing the NFL...because it has the potential to be a worldwide sport, something the NFL will never be able to accomplish. You sound like one of those guys that think soccer will never surpass American football becuase that's all you see in your little neck of the woods. The world is bigger than the US.
11/8/13 4:04 AM
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EckY -  There will be a lot more fight not to lose point fighter type guys imo.

Now it's November 2013 and you posted this a few years ago, you are dead on about this. However, you still have fighters getting in there and going at it...
11/8/13 4:06 AM
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AnthonyBrancato - You haven't really "made it" until you've made it in New York.

Hopefully, they can get legalization passed.

lol, still waiting...
11/8/13 4:19 AM
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back then folks couldn't imagine that Strikeforce would be bought out by Zuffa... now there are more lighter weight classes in the UFC...

You get guys like Jon Bones Jones who seemed invincible but then Alexander Guffstassen went to a 5 round war with him.

Legendary fights between Shogun and Hendo went down, front kicks have knocked out Couture, Overeem, Belfort. Crazy Brazilians doing spinning back kicks. GSP still grinds people out by over athleting his opponents and smothering wrestling. Anderson Silva got KO'd by a New Jersey boy. Cain man-handled JDS (twice) for a total of 10 rounds combined. 2013 was filled with a bunch of "holy shits"...

Time capsule thread going to sleep until next year... good fun...
11/8/13 6:08 AM
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To pass the NFL the UFC would first have to eat it..ain't gonna happen cause they are entities not things that eat stuff Phone Post 3.0

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