Poll: Do you consider the UFC to be a legitimate sports league?

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by BEATDOWNS, Apr 25, 2019.

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Is the UFC a legit sport

  1. Yes

    28.0%
  2. No

    60.6%
  3. other

    11.4%
  1. BEATDOWNS

    BEATDOWNS Steel Belt

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    Reason i ask is the rankings system and the complete disregard to how the UFC uses them.

    i.e undeserved title shots.

    Anything else about the UFC make you feel like it is not a true sport? If you vote other please specify why!
     
  2. Hotora86

    Hotora86 #StayTheFuckHome #FlattenTheCurve #WashYourHands

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    The UFC is not a sport.
    MMA is a sport.
    But MMA in the UFC is half sport, half circus.
     
  3. Congo66

    Congo66 Silver Belt

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    MMA is a legitimate sport.
    The UFC isn't a sport any more than the NFL, MLB, NBA or the NHL are.
     
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  4. Only Here for Attachments

    Only Here for Attachments Stipe Justice Warrior

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    WME harvesting UFC for future TV/movie stars
     
  5. kflo

    kflo Steel Belt

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    most title shots are deserved. it's a legit sport of course. it's just not a "league". it's impossible to run it like one. and it's not an association.
     
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  6. GiSP

    GiSP Canada or USA. I’m an International Man of Misery Banned

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    Barely more legit than WWE.

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  7. TheAmericanGazelle

    TheAmericanGazelle Black Belt

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    MMA is a completely legit sport in and of itself.

    How MMA interacts with business is not a pure sport. There is virtually no reason to expect it to either.
     
  8. Below The Belt

    Below The Belt White Belt

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    Lol at still
    It never was...


    All jokes Aside the UFC is a company not a sport, you wouldn’t call the premier league a sport now would you? MMA is a sport but it lacks a lot of legitimacy. Everything is a case by case basis(usually based upon popularity) and it lacks any form of consistency. The athletes are also getting screwed bad
     
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  9. Sensei Student

    Sensei Student Green Belt

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    Of course it is. I thought all Sherdogs trane UFC

    It's a sport cuz athletic commission, its on ESPN. UFC run things poorly but it's still a sport. That's like saying kids playing basketball in the park is not playing a sport.
     
  10. GiSP

    GiSP Canada or USA. I’m an International Man of Misery Banned

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    The title says UFC, not mma.
     
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  11. TheAmericanGazelle

    TheAmericanGazelle Black Belt

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    NBA, NFL, and MLB are not sports either.
     
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  12. Marc A

    Marc A Being broke is being dishonest

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    UFC has a legit sportmen but it's being run more so like entertainment with disregard to the sporting aspect
     
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  13. GiSP

    GiSP Canada or USA. I’m an International Man of Misery Banned

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    They are sport leagues. Don’t be stupid.
     
  14. Alpha_T83

    Alpha_T83 Black Belt

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    This is the correct reply.
     
  15. DrunkMonkMeth

    DrunkMonkMeth Brown Belt

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    Ufc is an organization so no
     
  16. SpoonDogg

    SpoonDogg Green Belt

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    MMA is as legit as it gets...

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  17. Alpha_T83

    Alpha_T83 Black Belt

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    You're asking the wrong questions. The UFC is a league, not a sport.

    Is MMA a legitimate sport? Yes.

    Is the UFC a legitimate sports league like the NFL, NBA, MLB, or NHL? No. They manipulate rankings and obviously try to protect certain "cash cow" fighters.
     
  18. TheAmericanGazelle

    TheAmericanGazelle Black Belt

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    UFC = NBA/NFL/MLB
    MMA = Basketball, Football, Baseball

    UFC is obviously not a sport. It's a organization that brings the sport of MMA to the masses.
     
  19. Psychedelic

    Psychedelic Silver Belt

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    UFC/MMA is a prototype for the REAL sport that is to come: Bare Knuckle Fighting.

    Feldman Bless.
     
  20. Beans & Cornbread

    Beans & Cornbread Purple Belt

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    UFC is a sports entertainment company.

    MMA is a legit sport.
     

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