The reason the UFC will never be accepted as a mainstream sport competition....

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Contraction**, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. Contraction**

    Contraction** Banned Banned

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    The fact that marketable champions gets extra favor over other fighters - that shows its truly not ''fair'' and ''equal'' treatment for all players/fighters.



    Anderson Silva gets KO'd in a fairly non competitive fight - instant rematch

    GSP gets KO'd in a fairly competitive match - instant rematch

    BJ loses close decision in a super competitive match - instant rematch

    Alexander loses close decision in a super competitive match - no rematch

    One can argue that its fair because Champions should receive the benefit of the doubt and another chance, but if so stop complaining when we aren't looked at as a high level sanctioned sport!
     
  2. Workinonit

    Workinonit Gotten To Top Team

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    People are still failing to realize that this organization and its decision's revolve around money.
     
  3. heavyarms21

    heavyarms21 Ryozanpaku Belt

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    The mainstream doesn't give a fuck about fair , it about entertainment and what makes money
     
  4. Degen Gambler

    Degen Gambler Silver Belt

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    The fights that the fans want to see are the fights that happen, thus more eyeballs on the fight, thus more money for the UFC. I don't get your point. If the "mainstream" was willing to pay $60 to watch Fighter A vs Fighter B then that is the fight the UFC will make.
     
  5. Concrete

    Concrete Steel Belt

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    What other combat sports do you follow closely TS?
     
  6. Tooth and Nail

    Tooth and Nail Forever Brocktober

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    and that it's been mainstream for a while now.
     
  7. DarthChen731

    DarthChen731 Gold Belt

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    A. In sports like this, i.e. boxing, champions get benefits like rematches and all that kind of shit.

    B. Weidman/Silva was competitive.

    C. GSP/Serra did not result in an immediate rematch. He fought Kos before stepping in to fight Hughes for the interim title, and only after that did he rematch Serra.

    D. Yeah, cause BJ got robbed.

    E. Gus isn't a champ, and there was already another guy waiting in line. All Gus has to do is win and he'll get his rematch.
     
  8. Warrior99

    Warrior99 Orange Belt

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    Actually GSP did NOT get an immediate rematch against Matt Serra, he had to earn it by beating Josh Koscheck the first time
     
  9. aker2703

    aker2703 Banned Banned

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    really? i must have seen some fights that in reality don't exist...... wholly shit


    and even if what you posted was true, they were all champs and Gus isn't. clown
     
  10. Hans Gercmiov

    Hans Gercmiov Steel Belt

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    That didn't happen.
     
  11. IndyCovaHart

    IndyCovaHart Gold Belt

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    Fuck the mainstream.

    We're already way in it.
     
  12. Hans Gercmiov

    Hans Gercmiov Steel Belt

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    He fought Koscheck and Hughes in between those fights.
     
  13. Cygnus-X

    Cygnus-X Red Belt

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    Then the NBA isn't legit either.

    And the UFC has been a legit mainstream sports competition for some time now. It's over. This discussion is done and in the trash can.
     
  14. orangecuse

    orangecuse Gold Belt

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    Are you even a fan of any of the big mainstream sports?

    Every NBA star gets favorable foul calls & gets more leniet treament with fouls called on them compared to everyone else. This is common knowledge to the point that even people on the NBA's own channel NBA TV, former players, coaches, commentatora just casualy joke about. Rating and popualrity goes up every year.

    They change the rules to favor & protect QB's in the NFL. And to provide for more offense and scoring. Again this is common knowledge to the point that people joke about it. Ratings & popularity goes up every year.

    Stars in any sport get special favorable treatment for legal troubles. True in NCAA football and basketball too. While bench players and others might be cut/kicked of theteam or out of league for same offenses.
     
  15. Xaa

    Xaa Purple Belt

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    We? Are you a fighter?
     
  16. EliteLurker

    EliteLurker Black Belt

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    The reason combat sports will never be mainstream is because fighters only have a window of 5-7 years and that is the all time greats. You can root for a team your whole life. In addition teams mean so much to their communities and that is something that combat sports can never replicate.
     
  17. willthechill

    willthechill Brown Belt

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    Money, money, money, money, money.

    Ya feel me?
     
  18. aker2703

    aker2703 Banned Banned

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    good post. TS is a clown so i doubt he will respond.
     
  19. MartialPopTarts

    MartialPopTarts Banned Banned

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    Great post.
     
  20. Contraction**

    Contraction** Banned Banned

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    Jones vs Gus will sell a chit ton more PPVs and fill a larger stadium than Jones vs Glover.


    I love Glover
     

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