Dana White discrediting Boxing

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  1. hayz

    hayz Orange Belt

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    I've seen around half of the Dana White UFC Berlin pre-fight interview (it's about 40 minutes long depending on which channel you view it on) and one member of the media asked him what do you think about the fight in England (between Carl Froch and George Groves), you have Froch making
     
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    Magx951 Banned Banned

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  3. Oblivian

    Oblivian Aging Platinum Member

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    Trying to compare MMA to boxing or even trying to have a competition between MMA and boxing is ridiculous. They are two different business models along with completely different histories and tenure. Trying to compare purses ticket sales, PPV #'s, attendance, etc. is ridiculous.
     
  4. Revan

    Revan West Coast

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    Dana White pays his top fighters peanuts compared to top boxers.
     
  5. EndlessCritic

    EndlessCritic Gold Belt

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    It's not an uncontroversial opinion that Dana says a lot of dumb things, and a lot of dumb things about boxing.
     
  6. dbsh209

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    You'll never sell as much as boxing baldie. You ripping your fighters off will sooner or later stop
     
  7. nyduccie

    nyduccie Banned Banned

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    Yeah, I guess boxing has trouble matching up 2 guys outside of the top 20 like Connor Mcgregor and Diego Brandao and calling it a "big fight" and letting it headline a major card.
     
  8. EndlessCritic

    EndlessCritic Gold Belt

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    Like it or not, it does say a lot when the UFC is able to sell out a venue in 3 minutes without a top 10 fighter on the card.

    (Although everyone knows conor is in fact p4p #1.)
     
  9. Rittsy

    Rittsy Red Belt

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    Are each of those fights you mentioned from the same promotion, TS?
     
  10. thechoice2

    thechoice2 Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    People don't like comparing the payouts to the fighters on boxing cards with those on MMA cards because they don't want to admit that fighters in the UFC are being underpaid. They also want to make up excuses as to why they're being underpaid and how the UFC needs to keep most of the money to re-invest in the company because they need to grow the sport.
     
  11. philweed

    philweed I'm the oldest I've ever been, right now.

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    WTF are you talking about? Where did he discredit boxing? You just want to bitch about the guy. Grow a pair of balls and quit acting like a sissy.
     
  12. philweed

    philweed I'm the oldest I've ever been, right now.

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    Oh yeah? How much do the boxers on the undercard get paid? Most of the time they get paid shit while the main card guys make all the money. The UFC payout is completely different model and entirely different system. Why bother trying to compare? At the end of the day, if the fighter/boxer signs a contract, they agree to the terms/pay.
     
  13. EndlessCritic

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    lmao

    There are big boxing cards on all the time with fighters on the card being paid under $1000 for the fight. And you think UFC fighters are being underpaid?
     
  14. nyduccie

    nyduccie Banned Banned

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    It says alot about what type of product they provide. Which is a WWE style "sports entertainment" product.

    In boxing the best fighters climb the ranks and get the biggrest fights and the most money.

    In the UFC, the fighters who talk the best might not even be in the top 10 but the UFC can market them ala the WWE marketing the Undertaker and voila, they are headlining cards.

    Obviously the crap UFC cards dont deserve to make as much money.
     
  15. DownwardStrike

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    Froch Groves 2 was a once in a generation attendance figure, at least in the UK. Eddie Hearns himself has admitted as much. Direct comparisons between mma and boxing are just not viable.
     
  16. justblaze717

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    Sounds like Dana didn't even answer the question. In what way was Froch vs Groves stacked lol.
     
  17. orangecuse

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    He's the guy who whines about too much negativity on the internet towards the UFC. Ironically no one is more negative towards UFC/MMA fighters than Dana white, well except the shills who parrot him.
     
  18. aldeniro78

    aldeniro78 Who cares

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    Sometime the undercard fighters get paid more than champions in the UFC do, depending on the importance of the card.
     
  19. spid3yo

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    I think the people who try to compare the two all the time, don't actually watch much of either.
     
  20. EndlessCritic

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    You're kidding right?

    The UFC throws the wolves against each other, and doesn't give a shit who wins. Yeah Brandao is a feature fight for conor, but these are rare.

    Boxing sees prospects get fed cans until they reach the top (like Fury) -- and then half the guys on top won't even fight each other, or the promoters will pull shady shit.

    Rigondeaux is getting fucked.

    Klit doesn't want to fight Pulev.

    GGG finally fighting someone with a pulse in Geale.

    None of this shit would happen in the UFC.
     

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