Lack of stars in the UFC? No ambassador for MMA?

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  1. cyrusthevyrus Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Conor is retired and enjoying the life. Jones is not fighting and enjoying the life.

    The UFC champs are great fighters, but they do not market themselves well enough, plus the UFC is not helping them.

    Who has star potential? Except the Chimaev trolling.

    I would say
    [​IMG] if she goes hot pictures style

    [​IMG] is he becomes the champ

    [​IMG] if he keeps demolishing people and Jones as well

    [​IMG] if the beats the best p4p Khabib AND becomes the modern times Wanderlei Silva

    But the rest not really man. Not even in ONE or Bellator. They do not market well enough Aung Nsang or Douglas Lima. Mousasi is the opposite of charisma.
     
  2. genecop Gold Belt

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    God forbid we get back to basics and reward fighters for their skill..
     
  3. cyrusthevyrus Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    this would be awesome ! but unfortunately, we are not back in the 90s.....
    fans want stars. this is the level.
     
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  4. Koro_11 Silver Belt

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    None of the people you listed have star power unfortunately.

    Three out of the four speak with broken English, and the one who was born in the states might be exciting to watch as a fighter but doesn’t show much charisma in front of the cameras or behind the mic.
     
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    Fighters in the UFC need managers like George Washington Duke or Paul Heyman to speak on behalf of the fighters to promote their fights to get the casuals interested
     
  6. MCS ...1979

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    A regular "Star" is enough to be an ambassador. None better than Whittaker. But out of retired fighters Nog for Brazil and GSP worldwide. Franklin, but he's with ONE. Tate is with them, as well. Those are classy and respected for the right reasons. It wouldn't be a bad idea to have guys like that on the UFC's payroll just to be ambassadors. Few are interested in it, though.
     
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    Aside from Conor and Jones as you mention Masvidal is the closest thing we have and he just lost.
     
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  9. axe wound that's wound, not wound, idiot.

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    The thirst for star power in a sport where the belt can change hands so readily is the reason why we see personalities, more often than accomplished fighters, fighting for the belt so often, making the belt no more than an advertising prop.
    fuck stars, and the star fuckers that drive this cycle
     
  10. Dreyga2000 Always Rooting for the Black Guy

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    Your choices for star potential are so OFF it is mind boggling. They don’t give good interviews, they don’t have cross demographic appeal, middling social media numbers despite being with company of long time, and rarely make and effort to grab headlines.

    There is a reason Masvidal and Izzy were chosen to be on the UFC 4 cover.

    Both of these guys have over 2 million followers on social media and high fan engagement on their platforms. I know people like to scoff at Instagram and twitter but these metrics are what are used in the entertainment industry to gauge fan interest.

    Madivdal just headlined a PPV that broke 1.3 million buys. Those are Conor level sales.

    Adesanya has massive international appeal especially in Oceania and across Africa where he is quickly becoming a household name. More importantly he has only been with the company for 2 years and is one of their most popular stars. He has ALOT of room for growth of his popularity. All metrics suggests he brakes 3 million followers by the end of summer.

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