Google Trends: Ronda Rousey's popularity skyrocketing, bringing up the UFC with her.

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  1. Towelie by TKO

    Towelie by TKO The Continental Belt

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    Here's a comparison of searches for some of the UFC's biggest stars from back in March: [​IMG]
    As you can see, likely thanks to his large Brazilian fan base, Anderson Silva by far had the highest peaks of interest, with Brock Lesnar next below him. But you can see Ronda having her first big peak for UFC 184 in February.

    Here's a similar comparison from just now:[​IMG]

    Ronda now completely DWARFS all other MMA fighters. You can barely see Anderson's peaks now, as Ronda's currently peaking exponentially higher than anyone.

    Here's the trends for overall interest in the UFC. Notice the previous peak was mid 2009, which was UFC 100: [​IMG]
     
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    I'm thankful for Ronda, she's not only great for the fans but for the sport aswell!
     
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    Exactly this. It must be anoying having to explain what the sport is all about in mainstream media constantly, but she's doing a bloody good job. :)
     
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    Sunni and Shia I Got Sand Babe Platinum Member

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    Damn, i was expecting it to be big but this is way more.
     
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    chukutee Genetic Freak

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    That is a predicted peak using incomplete data. Wait a couple of weeks and you will see the real data. It will be big for sure but nowhere near as big as it looks here. Probably on the level of Silva's biggest peaks or slightly higher.
     
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    metal7555 Fan of MMA since '98

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    add in "porn" as a seach term, and they are all flat line.
     
  8. Towelie by TKO

    Towelie by TKO The Continental Belt

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    Will do, but I still think it will be WAY higher than Silva. I know it's somewhat anecdotal, but I've never seen so much discussion about an MMA fighter as I've seen about Ronda this last weekend. #UFC190 was the top trending topic on Facebook from Friday night until Saturday night, then just Ronda Rousey was the top trending topic the rest of the weekend. My favorite bar was more packed I've ever seen it for any sporting event. Mainstream sports media has been calling her the female Mike Tyson all weekend.
     
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    RoninJin Holla At Me If You Like My Avatar

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    Watch the news on Sunday and Ronda was all over it. So yea, glad the public is eyeing it
     
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    That's pretty cool. We need a dynamic version of one of these that is constantly monitoring fighter names and showing trends in realtime.

    Out of interest, I'd like to know how Fedor's name trended this week in comparison to Ronda's (considering the recent amount of threads here on TLE).
     
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    Storylines sell. And Ronda/Bethe had a storyline along with it.
     
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    The Coker Special. Set your stars up with cans so they look incredible to the casual mma fan. Except the mma media praises the ufc while they shit on coker.
     
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    Looks like Anderson is way more searched than her.
     
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    Suspiciously fast and also unskilled and sloppy fights aren't good for anything.
     
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    Where do you get those wonderful toys?
     
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    Ronda is #1
     
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    Damn she's big. Everyone I ate lunch with at work had seen her fight. I guess it helps it was 34 seconds long and can be condensed into a gif, but damn, she's pretty much mainstream now.
     
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    huge if true, which it is.
     
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    exactly this, even though most of them aren't even mma fans
     
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