GSP: MMA is a business & we are entertainers first (people need to understand)

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  1. FrankieNYC

    FrankieNYC I'll be on sporadically beginning 3/20/19 Platinum Member

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    In another thread last week, a member argues with me that GSP did not know how to sell his brand because he did not trash talk.
    i explained you don't have to be Chael or Conor to be a smart businessman

    This video he explains it in his own words.


    Remember the exact definition of "sport" is ...

    sport
    spôrt/
    noun
    noun: sport; plural noun: sports
    1.
    an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment.


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  2. Threetrees

    Threetrees The Voice of Reason

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    Brock Lesnar is better at this sport than GSP
     
  3. so creamy

    so creamy Banned Banned

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    I honestly think if GSP was American, he wouldn't have sold half of the PPVs that he did throughout his career. Americans simply don't support their own like the Canadians do (because demographics are far more varied), and GSP was the first huge name in the sport from that area so it makes sense why they latched onto him, hence why he was such a draw.

    Still, nobody makes better decisions in and out of the cage than GSP.
     
  4. FrankieNYC

    FrankieNYC I'll be on sporadically beginning 3/20/19 Platinum Member

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    Americas is a mix of everyone from everywhere
    Hard to get that same nation loyalty (when people are from everywhere) & when you do, there are usually issues by people
     
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    so creamy Banned Banned

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    Ha, I edited my post to include the demographics bit before I saw your reply

    Great minds think alike I guess ;)
     
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    FrankieNYC I'll be on sporadically beginning 3/20/19 Platinum Member

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    Brock-B-level-Athlete Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    okay lol

    mma/ufc != real sport
     
  8. aunshi189

    aunshi189 Purple Belt Platinum Member

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    There's also a huge amount of Americans in the UFC leading to split loyalties. How many Canadians did GSP fight?
     
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    warriorscommando I will always protect you

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    Yeah because Canada is a homogenous country that isn’t historically and legally split between two language groups with GSP belonging to a minority. Great logic.
     
  10. Melas Chasma

    Melas Chasma Red Belt

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    So MMA is a sport? Thanks, but I already knew that.
     
  11. FrankieNYC

    FrankieNYC I'll be on sporadically beginning 3/20/19 Platinum Member

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    Great point
    Two completely different scenarios & countries
     
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  12. FrankieNYC

    FrankieNYC I'll be on sporadically beginning 3/20/19 Platinum Member

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    Have you been away from SD for the past 5 years?
    There are numerous threads/post daily how MMA is not a sport (they way it is presented) because it focuses on "entertainment"
     
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    Melas Chasma Red Belt

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    I know.

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    FrankieNYC I'll be on sporadically beginning 3/20/19 Platinum Member

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    My name is not Leslie though
     
  15. Toco

    Toco Steel Belt

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    I would like to know how much of his ppv sells comes from the US or from canada. don't think he would sell well if he wasn't canada's only semi-decent fighter. but maybe I'm wrong and the majority of the buys comes from the US
     
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    most of his buyers are aliens lmaooo
     
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    empsim Brown Belt

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    gsp is an entertainer?
     
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    HelloJapan Talking loud and saying nothing. Platinum Member

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  19. FrankieNYC

    FrankieNYC I'll be on sporadically beginning 3/20/19 Platinum Member

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    Most are US
    Mainly due to the volume of potential people

    If you go by "per person" the average would be heavily Canadian
     
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    Toco Steel Belt

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    yeah I wonder how much he would sell if he were american... because let's be honest, he wasn't the most exciting guy out there. but he was one of the GOATs
     
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