More popular at their peak: Ronda or Prime Chuck Liddell?

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  1. ForbiddenSun

    ForbiddenSun The VP Platinum Member

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    Chuck was massive back in the day, he and Tito did some huge numbers. Ronda is also stratospheric right now with all the mainstream publicity.

    Who gets the nod?
     
  2. jamielowndes

    jamielowndes Silver Belt

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    The sport has a higher profile now which helps Rousey. Have to say Ronda.
     
  3. Th3Sav4ge

    Th3Sav4ge "What the fuck is happening!?"

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    ronda by armbar.
     
  4. Tooth and Nail

    Tooth and Nail Forever Brocktober

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    Ronda for sure.
     
  5. jungliquid

    jungliquid Orange Belt

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    MMA has far more main stream attention/recognition today than it did in Chuck's prime.
     
  6. Aerose91

    Aerose91 Brown Belt

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    Ronda and it's not even close. My 71 year old dad asks me when she's fighting and I guarantee you he's never heard of Chuck Lidell
     
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    BreadnButter Brown Belt

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    Ronda for sure. At this point I wouldn't be surprised if Obama knew who Ronda was.
     
  8. Forkfoot

    Forkfoot Red Belt

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    Ronda hasn't peaked yet, but still Ronda.
     
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    Dragon Punch Black Belt

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    I love Chuck but it's clearly Ronda.
     
  10. Drake

    Drake Guest

    If you think about it, at the time MMA as a whole wasn't as popular. So they're probably equal.
     
  11. barillas

    barillas Anti-Marxist Belt

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    Chuck was a far more entertaining Fighter but unfortunately, because of the high profile UFC has now I have to say Ronda
     
  12. Kneeuinthenutz

    Kneeuinthenutz Steel Belt

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    I don't know if anyone else has picked up on this but.

    The most popular fighters in the history of the UFC happen to be the fighters they've put more time, and money into promoting than anyone else.

    I'm having a great deal understanding what exactly is driving their popularity.
     
  13. Seabeast

    Seabeast Black Belt

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    Truth is Chuck is the reason Ronda is mainstream. She probably is bigger now tho.
     
  14. DGT4NOW

    DGT4NOW Red Belt Platinum Member

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    Eh, the most popular draw ever was Lesnar & UFC could barely get him to do any press
    Next was GSP who never had a ton of publicity & after that Anderson.
    The UFC just recently started the hype machine (as far as putting money into it) & it is paying off
    Also (don't forget) that Aldo was 50% of the fight hype (until he pulled out) as well.
    People just took to Conor a LOT more
     
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    Adamant GOLD BELT

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    This.


    However, Prime Chuck was badass and awesome and likeable, even more than Ronda.
     

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