My entire office is talking about Ronda

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  1. Hank30

    Hank30 Green Belt

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    Work with about 250 in this building. Never hear them talk about MMA. Right now its all anyone is talking about. I even heard the to women in HR talking about it.

    If you don't think Ronda is the biggest star in the sport you are lying to yourself. No other fighter even has close to the non-hardcore fan appeal as Ronda.
     
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    Did they buy the PPVs? No? Then what are you talking about?
     
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    All my casual friends also asked me about her. Then their jaw dropped when I said I had no interest in watching the fight and she will win in 30 seconds. They also didn't believe me when I told them her opponent had only been training for 4 years.
     
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    It's actually awesome. MMA is blowing up. 100% because of one person.
     
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    Tell them to stop crowding the water cooler.
     
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    Is it fun working for Zuffa?
     
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    That's great to hear, thanks for the insight.

    Haha, good one. :)
     
  8. RJ43

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    She seems to have the most broad appeal of any fighter I can remember, including Brock. Much of it has to do with the feminist movement in this country and having a female that beats the shit out of people with a million dollar smile is as marketable as it gets.

    That being said, I literally do not know a single person that buys her cards. I don't think the vast majority of people that talk about Rousey actually care at all to watch her fight, but more so enjoy the idea of her and the talking points.

    She is obviously a draw, maybe even the top draw if 190 matches or beats 189 (and holy shit if it does) but we'll have to wait and see how this almost unprecedented word of mouth power she has translates into actual buys for PPVs.
     
  9. BisexualMMA

    BisexualMMA Don't Put My Name in the Name of Steroids!

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    She's the biggest star in the sport at this moment.

    People were talking all about TJ Oshie for one day in the middle of the Sochi Olympics.

    People were talking about Brandy Chastain for a few months. And Danica Patrick, and Michelle Wi, and Eugenie Bouchard, and Kimbo, etc...

    People were calling Michael Johnson the fastest man in the world, even though he didn't compete in the 100m dash.

    These things are a big deal for a very short while, and then they aren't.

    I don't think Ronda or Zuffa are going to convert the core audiences of The View and Teen Mom into stable UFC PPV purchasers.
     
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    Only reason they are talking about it is because there were a 1000 videos on facebook of the quick finish. Everyone seen it
     
  11. Tamriel Terror

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    of course most people are talking about her a pretty woman that is strong and can dominate other women and show that women aren't weak is a huge appeal especially in todays world. Ronda is a pretty big fad right now, the only problem is her competition (which she can't help)
     
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    Well, it just happened to me too. All the girls and guys who don't watch mma are talking about it. Majority of them saw it on PPV over the weekend at their friends' house. Very surprising and she does have a mass appeal to people who don't even follow MMA.
     
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    Actually they did. Paid for it on each of their 12 televisions in their 8 mansions. Plus they all secretly sponsor a minimum of 8 fighters. They contribute more to MMA than Reebok, Tapout, and ZUFFA combined.
     
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    Dana White said that UFC190 was tracking bigger than UFC189. I know a number of people that never buy PPV's that bought this one.

    Two weeks ago, I was near Farm n Fleet's tire desk and there were about 5 guys raving about Rowdy. I just smiled. As I was walking away I cupped my hands around my mouth and pulled off an " and STIIIIIIIIIILLLLLLLLL.....".

    There are more Rowdy fans NOW, than there ever were MMA fans.
     
  16. HelloJapan

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    ...and? Then they probably talked about some cat doing card tricks in a new You Tube video.

    Cats-->Ronda.
     
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    Really ts, no one brought it up in our offices. Dana is that you?
     
  18. Jopo

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    I've been hearing people talking about Ronda like crazy too. Filthy casuals.
     
  19. Ragnarocker

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    The real test is whether or not they will buy her next PPV now that they know about her. The answer is still no, so you're still right.
     
  20. HelloJapan

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    There should be dubs for saying "Dana White said..."
     

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