Are UFC champions ranked higher/bigger stars than gold-medal Olympic wrestlers?

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  1. nastyElbows also avirgin

    nastyElbows also avirgin Orange Belt

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    in your opinion, do you think being a UFC champion is better than being an Olympic gold medalist wrestler?

    more fame/more money,etc?
     
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    Bobby Digital My Lovin' Is Digi Platinum Member

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    No. To the majority of people the Olympics are the highest honor an athlete can receive.

    Being champ is still a very high honor though.
     
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    Arqueto176 Dewey Cooper was always my friend

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    Nothing but hate for Yoel in this thread.

    No UFC belt or gold medal.
     
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    Reach4theSky Playin' a riddim

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    Yes

    Yes
     
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    Haj01 Ease and Flow

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    For some sports. For boxing I would say no. Pro's smash olympic amateurs all the time.

    But in terms of like wrestling or judo, then those accomplishments are highly revered because the competition is so steep.
     
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    Tough call, I'm sure the last few Olympic gold medal matches had 100 million dollar revenutes...
     
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    Hard to measure, but here is a snapshot of google trends for MIchael Phelps and Conor McGregor

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    Like Lenox Lewis, Wladimir Klitschko and Anthony Joshua?

    The TS asked about Olympic wrestlers, the UK Olympic coverage doesn't even show the wrestling medals, if it wasn't for MMA the only Olympic gold medallist wrestler I'd know of was Kurt Angle and that's nothing to do with real wrestling. Conor vs Khabib has received lots of coverage but maybe not for the right reason.

    Whether being a UFC champ makes you better than an Olympic gold medallist, who knows. How many people wrestle compared to how many people compete in MMA. There are massive national systems in place to try and produce Olympic champions, it nowhere near as organised in MMA.
     
  10. Mike K.O

    Mike K.O To the death, Georges Double Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    UFC champion> gold medalist
     
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    Haj01 Ease and Flow

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    When did I say there aren't successful Olympic amateurs? I'm just saying a lot of them get beat by pros, who never once competed in the Olympics. This is factual. So my point is I wouldn't revere Olympic boxing as high as say Olympic wrestling.
     
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    Harder to win a gold medal in wrestling than it is to win A UFC title
     

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