How does a fighter become a draw?

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  1. PSX

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    Guys like Chuck Liddell, BJ Penn, Chael Sonnen, GSP, Brock Lesnar, and only lately, Anderson Silva are/were considered big draws for the UFC.

    And then there are guys like Benson Henderson, Frankie Edgar, Jose Aldo, Barao/Cruz aren't really draws since they don't exactly do well on pay-per-view.

    What makes a fighter a draw?
     
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    This. Listen to the man
     
  4. Shogun Rising

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    Winning fights in exciting fashion is the most surefire way.

    From there, everything else is a bonus.
     
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    Be a champ in a heavier weight-class.

    Hence why JDS and Cain are moderate draws as opposed to Aldo / Edgar being below average
     
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    Win , fight excitingly , or be controversial
     
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    It helps if they fight at 170 and up. Then being dominant, or a good talker is basically needed. It doesn't hurt to be the best fighter from a country either.
     
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    Make the masses believe you are unstoppable.
     
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    You need something about you that fans find either interesting or relatable. They need to feel something when you fight and either want you to lose or win. So it can be your fighting style, or some genuine part of your personality, or something that you stand for in the eyes of the fan. But what makes you a draw is that the fans care about the outcome when you fight, one way or another. How you make them care is up to you.
     
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    If there was a definite "how to" everyone would be draws.
     
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    The road to the Octogon series leading up to a major fight is just genius work imo
     
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    Wait...where is the pic of Jones holding a sketch of him by someone else? It seems appropriate for this thread lol
     
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    The bottom line is they just gotta get increasing numbers of people thinking/talking about them on a consistent basis in one way or another (winning spectacularly, likeable personality, media presence, etc).
     
  19. Volizei

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    just win in spectacular fashion, Pettis is exciting and wins impressively, so does Jones, I don't like him but he usually never fails to put on a show. Shogun and Wand had huge draws because they always put on a killer fight, soccer kicking guys heads into the stands. Takanori Gomi knocking the piss out of guys. I'm not sure why gsp is so popular because he doesn't fit this model, but he is a huge draw nonetheless. that and be alikeable person, which is why Jones isn't as popular as he could be.
     
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