How the hell can fighters be dumb enough not to promote their events?

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  1. Combat Wombatt Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    A fighter does promos, interviews, press conferencing, and such to promote their fight. This publicity makes money for the company and fighter by bringing attention to their event.

    By doing these promotional and contractual obligations the fighter is really also helping raise his stock and overall pay.

    Why the hell would a fighter be dumb enough to forgo doing these when it's their paycheck that is directly affected?

    Also, if a fighter puts themselves at odds with their company/bosses it can be detrimental in the future. If someone like Conor keeps winning he's got the power, but if he has even 1 loss, it could cost him.
     
  2. chrisdiaz Brown Belt

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    He did have one loss and it didnt cost him anything. Hes actually lost twice on the two biggest stages of his career and came back. The arena is sold out and the fights over a month away. Calm down.
     
  3. ROIDZ Banned Banned

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    The more they promote the less they train. The less they train the less chance of winning making more cash. Except Nate Diaz.
     
  4. Reach4theSky Playin' a riddim

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    Too busy training. There’s no point in doing promotional work when it could impact your performance in the fight..
     
  5. Rebli19 Yellow Belt

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    Colby covington is the perfect example of self promotion
     
  6. warriorsman You can run but you can’t hide

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    The job is putting butts in seats.
     
  7. Only Here for Attachments Stipe Justice Warrior

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    I'd imagine that smart, savy people don't go into MMA in the first place

    Oh, and tell your bosses at WME to hire acting coaches and writers for the guys if lack of promotion bothers you this much.
     
  8. GreatWhiteBuffalo Banned Banned

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    Wme bitching to sherdog so we pressure Conor to promote... that billion dollar business plan at work
     
  9. awymore Brown Belt

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    The UFC, as a global sport, just needs to do a better job of embracing technology. Flying fighters to a location to do a press conference is antiquated and messes with their training. Just do a video conference. Then the fighters can insult each other all they want, training time is not interrupted, and no bottles or dollies can be thrown.
     
  10. Rondas Pillow Black Belt

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    They get punched and kicked in the head for a living. I generally don’t question why they are dumb/smart.
     
  11. Londonjitsu Brown Belt

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    Lol most fighters aren't serious.
    If I was in the ufc I would be trying to bang all the famous hotties like Rockhold does and get as many advertising gigs as possible.
    At the very least ramp up a massive social media following and set up a patreon.
    Theres big money in that these days...
     
  12. Reach4theSky Playin' a riddim

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    You’re right, but you won’t be putting butts in seats if you come into a fight unprepared and lose..
     
  13. Only Here for Attachments Stipe Justice Warrior

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  14. Dertysandal Aerial submission specialist

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    Henry Cejudo is an idiot for not promoting himself. He just dethroned MM and hasn’t made any noise since.

    He needs to punch a cop after stealing a news helicopter high on coke or something.
     
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    So fighting is just what they do for fun?
     
  16. warriorsman You can run but you can’t hide

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    What does the dude flipping burgers at McDonalds get paid for? The intrinsic value of flipping?

    He gets paid because the burger gets sold.

    Jesus, how can people be so dumb.

    The fucking FIGHTING has no value in itself. It’s the tickets and PPVs and shirts sold.
     
  17. jeskola Purple Belt

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    It sounds like you are assuming a professional Mixed Martial Arts fighter must be very intelligent.
     
  18. Jbulldog1x Purple Belt

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    Connor puts on a show and goes off the chain with previous promotional appearances and people bitch and moan that he can't just shut up and fight. Now, Connor is quiet and preparing for the fight and people are still complaining. WTF?!
     
  19. TheChipBandit Orange Belt

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    Its an unnecessary distraction and is absolutely pointless to you if you are not getting ppv share.
     
  20. bigconan Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    losing in boxing does not effect him...if he went out and played golf tournement, would that effect him also..different sport...
     

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