Anyone else out there know zero people who are into MMA/UFC?

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  1. Superman Elbow Purple Belt

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    Seriously I have around a thousand Facebook friends and and not a single person post anything about MMA. Also at my workplace no one knows anything about MMA either, my dad watches a bellator event every once in awhile but that's it. I can't be the only person who has no one to talk to about MMA.
     
  2. SeattleFightFan Steel Belt

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    I have 0 Facebook friends and know lots of people who are into MMA, casually.

    So, no.

    And go find some actual friends, mate ;)
     
  3. Ritler Blue Belt

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    I bumped into one kid at work once with a frank mir background on his phone. before or since, NOTHING
     
  4. Sonny Qc 86,425 Likes

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    lol at thousands of facebook friends....
     
  5. AmericanMMA Brown Belt

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    I'm 28, most of my buddies at least are casual fans. They pay attention to big fights and cards. I don't have any friends who are real fans though. I had one friend who was super into it, but he became casual.
     
  6. Superman Elbow Purple Belt

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    I'm 30, so not much older. Everyone I know is into nfl and nba or NCAA but no one is into MMA. There's a coupe guys who pay attention only to McGregor, that's it.
     
  7. AmericanMMA Brown Belt

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    Yeah thats more or less how it is for me too. I guess calling them casual fans in my post above might have been a stretch.
     
  8. 3879 Orange Belt

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    This is a sign you should train a combat sport.
     
  9. Superman Elbow Purple Belt

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    Ok boomer
     
  10. felmmando Red Belt

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    I've known a couple but it really is an esoteric interest in my circles.
     
  11. Superman Elbow Purple Belt

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    I wrestled from the time I was 7 until 18, always wanted to take up bjj but I'm from the middle of nowhere small town Ohio.
     
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    I got like 10-15 texts from friends and family last weekend asking me about the ‘McGregor’ fight. They’re all casuals obviously.
     
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    I feel like every time I think UFC is getting mainstream, I try to talk to a good number of people about it, and most of them pay no attention at all, some do casually, or just know the names gsp or Conor mcgregor. It’s rare to meet a die-hard or even consistent follower of UFC/MMA.
     
  14. bubbleboyjones Belt Purple

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    One of the legendary comments on Sherdog i've read since I've been here.
     
  15. 3879 Orange Belt

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    If you're within an hour of a descent sized town (especially if it has a college), I'd recommend google. If there's a college, small groups/clubs might be open to outsiders - particularly with that wrestling background. r/bjj may also have some suggestions based on your area.

    Or see if you can practice with a local wrestling team - it's the midwest, maybe even help coach wrestling. Worst case scenario - get some wrestling mats and set up a Gracie Garage.
     
  16. cmw43 Bad Boys Club

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    I know plenty of people who watch MMA, not many of them post in social media about it. I haven't for years but I still watch all the big events.

    Im sure if you spoke to your 1000 Facebook Friends you'd find some of them watch UFC.
     
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    Even my friends who are into it don't really know what they are watching or who is fighting if it's not Conor
     
  18. SeattleFightFan Steel Belt

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    It really goes to show how much money is in advertising. ESPN was willing to pay $1.5b for 5 years of content, and seem to pull only half a mil to 2 million viewers for any one particular event.

    But those viewers are still mostly 18-50yo males, the most highly coveted demographics.

    Without even getting into leader loss ESPN+ value and/or the PPV provider deal made. Then again, streaming ads may not make it a leader loss soon.

    The economics are fascinating, for those willing to think beyond the basics.

    Is it “ok boomer” to be interested in a topic longer than 11 seconds and more than surface level?
     
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  19. Airdack sandbagging white belt bjj classes

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    Considering this sport involves locking two people in a cage and having them beat the fuck out of each other until one's unconscious, then eat unanswered shots to their unconscious head until a ref stops it.

    I'm honestly surprised it has such a main stream appeal for how brutal the sport is. Not exactly something a lot of people are into or want their children to watch.
     
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    I'm in my early 30s, but whatever loser.
     

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