MMA overtaken Boxing 100%

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  1. RNC555

    RNC555 Brown Belt

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    When you have the number 1 boxer in the world Canelo changing his fights time due to UFC Nate vs Masvidal (two guys with 20+ losses combined) you know that MMA has officially overtaken boxing. Trump didnt go to watch Canelo, Deontay or others..

    This point was brought to my attention by an interview of Frank Mir.

    Yes top boxers make more than top MMA fighters at the moment. Will they still make more in a few years? or a decade?
    In boxing its either making everything or making nothing. In mma is more balanced.

    Anyway MMA fighters pay is constantly going up. MMA as a whole is moving up way quicker than boxing tbh.
     
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  2. DanAndroid

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    inb4 the fragile boxing fans swarm you
     
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    100% is a stretch but it's close. Too bad most mma paydays are still centuries behind
     
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    Yeah right. Boxing's sad decline since the early 2000s has been remarkable. In large part due to amateur boxing being ruined by that horrible point system and corrupt judges. Like those that gave Anthony Joshua his gold.

    Fury, Wilder and Joshua would be lucky to be top 10 fighters in the HW division about 15 years ago.
     
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    ufc card was stacked as fuck
     
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    Arm Barbarian Titanium Belt Platinum Member

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    Oh boy.

    Meltdowns and triggering incoming.
     
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    koquerelle Silver Belt

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    TS is a specialist in grappling and shitty threads
     
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    Joshua is making a guaranteed $80 million for the fight on Saturday. That covers the entire fighter pay for 10 or 11 full UFC events. Until UFC can pay it's fighters like that then no boxing is the more popular sport. Those are the FACTS
     
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    I honestly don't see any MMA fighters ever getting a contract like Canelo got with DAZN. Conor is the money man of MMA and his biggest payday was from boxing.
     
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    Trump has always supported MMA and the UFC in particular going as far back as the 90's. I prefer MMA myself but I think the Heavyweight division in boxing can compete with any single division the UFC can offer. Outside of that division however, boxing doesn't seem to be producing the same stars as it used to.
     
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    Damn! How much is Ruiz getting?
     
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    pwforgotlolol Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    lets be real: this "my sport is bigger than yours bla bkla" is shit.

    ALL COMBAT SPORTS WILL BECOME NICHE YOU DORKS --> ball sports & CTE are the reason.
     
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    Yacob WBC Interim Junior Welterweight White Truffle Belt Yellow Card

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    You're fucking high if you think that.

    15 years ago Valuev and Charles Martin were top 10.....
     
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    ZekaPeka Orange Belt

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    But what portion of fighters would continue to fight if they get 80 mil per fight. Its just stupid money. There needs to be balance to keep them motivated.
     
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    MMA pay is going up rapidly in a decade or so Every top fighter will make more than a top boxers.
     
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    I never gave a fuck about boxing and Conor vs Mayweather is the only boxing match I've ever seen. That being said, it's hard to ignore how much money is going into boxing, and that's a pretty sure sign that it's doing better than MMA.

    Is it really moving that fast, considering the huge gap with top boxers?
     
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    DabraKajitsu Alpha Exertion at 100%. Double Yellow Card

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    Wilder & Fury dwarfs Khabib & Ferguson.
     
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    Lol Canelo made more money than all your dry humping in a cage participants.
     
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    It'll be in the next decade or so. MMA grows fast for such a young sport. Don't be swayed by DAZN throwing big money at boxers, they haven't made any profit yet and it's going to take a while and before they do, MMA, or UFC in this matter will grows even bigger be it in terms of popularity in the combat sports circles or in revenue.
     
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