Darren Rovell: If they can't find anyone to even compete with her, interest will fade

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  1. Frank23

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    There is more competition in TJ's weight class.
     
  3. JohnyBrabo

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    Everyone should agree with Rovell. He is one of the smartest guys in all of sports related reporting. Especially when it comes to dollars and cents.
     
  4. Kinku

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    Aldo in a shalllow divison. His fight with conar only ppv that broke 300k
     
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    That did happen with Tyson. People got sick of paying for PPVs when his fights ended in the first round. He had tons of fans but less and less willing to pay for his fights.
     
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    Cyborg is going to make 135 and TKO her in the first round. That's why UFC won't make the Tate-Cyborg fight @ 140, doing it now would expose the whole division.
     
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    I sort of agree. I'm losing Interest already with her fights. It's not her fault that she is so dominant though.

    It's funny how all the celebrities are jumping on the bandwagon but her fights are some of the most uncompetitive in all of combat sports
     
  8. BigMuffler

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    No, it would ruin the big money fight by exposing Cyborg.

    If they are truly trying to protect Ronda why don't they make Cyborg fight her way to a title shot like any normal contender? They're protecting Cyborg by only requiring her to make weight before getting a shot.
     
  9. BVG

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    uhm...yes.

    Since I have a higher standard of entertainment, I stopped caring about the Honda train ages ago. Novelty worn off and I'm simply;

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  10. Heavy-D

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    Too many replies to read them all, so I imagine it's already been said, but:

    Absolutely. The destructomatic train is great, but only for a bit. Otherwise, she'll be remembered as the girl that beat a bunch of nobodies. People remember the greats for beating OTHER greats. She needs to be challenged, needs to be seen as human. People need to tune in to see if she finally loses, not tune in to see her crush another can in less than a minute.

    She needs a war where people will talk about it for a long time, not an ass whupping that blows up the general news for a day or two, then gets completely forgotten again.
     
  11. PapaBherd

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    In due time. Not anytime soon.
     
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    You're completely wrong. Interest fading? The Bethe fight has zero name value on it aside from Ronda and it did amazing ppv numbers. The bar I watched it at was packed with casual viewers who didn't know who the hell anyone was on the card ASIDE from Ronda.

    Even on Sherdog which I think we would agree represents a hardcore fringe of mma/UFC's fanbase is packed with topics related (good or bad) to Honda.

    Will interest wane in watching Ronda squash inferior competition? Maybe someday but not anytime soon.

    Anyone who claims that interest is fading in her right now obviously are just haters.
     
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    She has 6 wins in the UFC.
     
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    You do realize Bethe was here highest rated PPV right? They were shocked at how well it did in fact.
     
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    Interest was fading already with Bethe, I mean think about it, a 3-0 nobody who beat a bunch of nobodies was the best they could do. After Tate 3 which is a guaranteed borefest then what? Cyborg isn't dropping anytime soon and if that fight does happen and Rousey wins, they really have nowhere to go. Shallow division is shallow.
     
  16. thedevious

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    You would like Darren Rovell
     
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    Nope, people want a hero. Remember many of these folks weren't watching ufc 1 on vhs like many here were.
     
  18. Frank23

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    What is this supposed to mean?
     
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    dude interest is fading?? dont they think this will be the biggest ppv draw from a card outside of north america/canada
     
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    who the hell is Darren Rovell?? I have no interest in him
     
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    Rousey may not fight that much more, though. She said she was saving Cyborg for last. If she only beats another 3-4 people then calls it a career, she may well retire with her popularity at its peak, and it would be easier for her to enter the film industry.
     
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    But the casuals think Rousey is facing other killers in the cage and not subpar competition. So they will keep the interest
     
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    Get this guy a sherdog forum account!
     
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    of course interest will fade
     
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    Bethe the biggest draw at a -1600 underdog? If it ends up being that big then people are stupid. It was amateur hour and she never had a chance of winning this fight.
     
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    The casual audience isn't paying for a competitive fight at this point.

    They are paying to see Ronda destroy someone.
     
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    I voted yes but you do have a point. It's not like any of Ronda's recent opponents were legit contenders or competition for her. As long as the UFC can find some chick with a 2 or 3 win fight streak to feed to Ronda Rowdy, people will keep watching.
     
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    she will retire before that
     
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    Very good post and even though this guy is right there will be others who pose more of a threat to her. She obviously does not want to spend 3 rounds getting beaten up by the way she is looking for the kill shot. That being said someone will not play into her game and will make a fight out of it. Who outside of Cyborg unfortunately those people are gearing up for 2016 Olympics to be interested in MMA. They will be entering the fight game long after Ronda leaves for Hollywood and likely running her own school or schools.
     

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