Can UFC go as far as boxing by making a female the biggest star?

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  1. woloo

    woloo Orange Belt

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    Can UFC go as far as boxing by making a female the biggest star?

    Honestly I see something wrong with the UFC sport.

    Boxing had starts like Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson, Floyd/Pacquiao. Women boxing is no way near men's.

    Whereas UFC introduced a female division 4-5 years ago. Considering that I think it was a big change. Now Ronda is the face of combat sport. I could never imagine a female would dominate the sport and headlining more than men's.

    Boxing is on a different track. Can UFC catch up with or overtake boxing as a sport?
     
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  2. Abezal

    Abezal Banned Banned

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    mma will never be boxing big, ever.
     
  3. woloo

    woloo Orange Belt

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    but some people say boxing is a dying sport. after Floyd retires, who else is left.
     
  4. Abezal

    Abezal Banned Banned

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    Did ufc die when GSP and Brock bailed, boxing like ufc like any sport will create and market a new hero new villain a new person of interest.

    Think like a adult with a functioning brain not a retarded child but but but what if.
     
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    canelo, cotto, GGG to name a few
     
  6. Hans Gercmiov

    Hans Gercmiov Steel Belt

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    My mom knows who Ronda Rousey is. That's when I knew that she had really made it mainstream.
     
  7. Singlelegsweep

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    MMA's yearly PPV income is usually measurably higher than boxing and pro wrestling.

    WWE has many more events yearly and gets a bigger cable audience, but the UFC has Fight Nights and The Ultimate Fighter which get decent ratings that will likely increase slightly this upcoming season with Mcgregor.

    Boxing has about 5 people who occasionally break more than 500k ppv buys. Sure, Floyde/Manny did twice the PPV's of UFC 100, but that's one fight. And both of those guys will be retired by 2017.

    MMA is about as big as it can get, and it's going to have some good sales this year between Ronda blowing up and how well Aldo/Mcgregor is going to do.
     
  8. Singlelegsweep

    Singlelegsweep Blue Belt

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    If you go around asking random people who they are, a lot of people wont know, and even the people who know the names won't know what weight they fight at or who they've fought recently.

    You will find some people who do tho.

    If you go around asking people who Jon Jones, Ronda Rousey and Cain Velasquez are, you'll get about the same ratio. If anything a better one since every female on my facebook is suddenly a Ronda fan
     
  9. BigNogFTW

    BigNogFTW Blue Belt

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    People already said that when Oscar was the face of boxing and somebody took his spot once floyd retire it's gonna be either Canelo or GGG


    Watch this 2007 clip of Rogan being an idiot years later

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  10. MazzagattisTash

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    Someone else will come along ...... they always do. We'll probably never see another Floyd, but there'll be some stars no doubt.
     
  11. xP

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    I highly doubt it. Ronda is an anomaly. I don't think MMA could "overtake" boxing even if it started to thrive. MMA does have the niche that boxing doesn't in female fighters, I guess.
     
  12. Okajima

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    Rogan doing his best Bill O'Reilly impression shouting over someone thinking it wins arguments, and being wrong.
     
  13. GSPenn1991

    GSPenn1991 Purple Belt

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    Who? Seriously
     
  14. Matt M

    Matt M It is happening again....

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    I doubt it but you never know.
    Look at soccer in America, 10 years ago it was a joke but now it's drawing more and more viewers and it's only ever going to get bigger, it'll never ever get smaller because it's the most popular sport in the world and Americans are finally latching onto it.
     
  15. lucky79

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    This man speaks the truth. MMA and the UFC are only "huge" because Dana White keeps telling you it is.
     
  16. LouisBolanos

    LouisBolanos Popcorn tastes good

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    Mark of a niche sport: a female as your biggest draw.

    And there are retards like Bowerman who thinks Rousey sucks but male MMA fighters actually have skill and talent. The reality is there are no skill or talent in MMA. The talent pool isn't remotely there, the infrastructure for recruiting it isn't remotely there, the history isn't remotely there. It's a fringe sport filled with subpar athletes who would fail at major sport, it's entertainment spectacle, take it for what it is. Fifty years down the line, it could be a whole different story. Now? Just enjoy watching subpar athletes crushing cans.
     
  17. Tuf_guy

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    Everybody who's still active, including the guys who'll make more per fight than most MMA fighters will in a career. They'll always be around.
     
  18. Combat Squirrel

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    @ Slavic Fury

    You make a lot of good points, but I disagree with the notion that an aristocratic background contributes much to a sport's popularity. Most popular sports are not aristocratic. Most aristocratic sports are not popular.

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    Regarding the Ronda hype, don't forget that since social media is around, every crap can go viral in an instant and disappear just as quickly. Most people are not interested in MMA. Right now, 95% of Ronda fans are probably not interested in MMA.
     
  19. Someone88

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    You do raise a good point there at the end, I know that Fedor and the Klitschko's have respect for each other. Wladimir spoke well of Fedor recently, so that would also contribute to such debates not being made among fans.
     
  20. JuliaB4GSP

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    UFC didn't make Ronda its biggest star, after her first fight they've spent little money promoting her compared to the other champs. The ppv cards she's headlined have been pretty weak and she's become their biggest draw in spite of it. Fans, casuals, folks who post here want Ronda Rousey over Cain or Werdum.
     

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