The UFC has become more Entertainment then it is a Sport

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  1. gspfedkobe24

    gspfedkobe24 Brown Belt

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    What the fighting world has become as it is all about money instead of "climb the ladder and you will eventually get a chance." Now all new fighters are trying to become the next Conor by talking smack and hoping to get a title shot. Fans don't care about the technical aspects of fighting anymore, they just want to see two guys swinging like a couple drunks until someone gets knocked out. Lastly fighters that are not champs are paid more than fighters who are champs.
     
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  3. Rum

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    "... has become"?

    You have a Nov '13 join date TS

    So, after the UFC put Chael Sonnen in a LHW title fight

    The same Chael who had been wrecked inside 7 minutes in his previous fight, in the division 20lbs below LHW

    The same Chael who hadn't fought at 205 for 7+ years

    The same Chael who hadn't beaten a relevant 205er for close to a DECADE

    And you're only just getting this now?
     
  4. FrankieNYC

    FrankieNYC "My balls was hot!" Platinum Member

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    Yes ...
    Prize Fighting is about the prize
     
  5. Irresponsible Dad

    Irresponsible Dad Living vicariously though a masterless Samurai

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    Has become?

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    Calipwnia Brown Belt Platinum Member

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    Jones denied the Chael fight on short notice so it drew a lot of traction. Chael can also talk big which drew a lot of traction for it. Plus there wasn’t challenges left for Jones at that point.
     
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  7. EndlessCritic

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    The UFC has always been about entertainment. The real problem it faces right now is it doesn't even give a shit about having a monopoly on the best fighters in the world.

    Letting guys go like Larkin, Mousasi, Rory, Rashid Magomedov were all massive headscratchers, and then letting DJ go is just absurd.

    The whole point of the UFC is that it should be able to pay all of these guys way more than any other promotion.
     
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    You don't say ...

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    ... oh, except that Gustaffson was 15-1, had just dominated Shogun and was on a 6-win streak, better than any of Jon's title fight opponents up to that point had been able to muster.
     
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    Goku lands on Namek.
     
  10. Only Here for Attachments

    Only Here for Attachments Free from yellow thanks to my state's congress

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    People want MMA to be mainstream but then hate what the mainstream makes it do.
     
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    At least in boxing they have mandatory defense. In the UFC they let certain fighters get the belt and then not give top contenders a chance, going for "money fights," however many they want in a row.
     
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  13. abedm

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    All sports are business entertainment

    Why do you think mlb hid there ped issues for years

    An nfl continues to hide ped issues
     
  14. FrankieNYC

    FrankieNYC "My balls was hot!" Platinum Member

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    In boxing the champ doesn't always fight the #1 contender either
     
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    It's pretty obvious now that it's all about who can draw the biggest gate, ppv buys, ratings, etc... You can work your butt off, win 10 straight fights, beat everyone in front of your, and that guarantees you nothing if you're not popular.
     
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    the prize used to be different though.

    the prize used to go to the best fighter, now it goes to the most popular fighter.
     
  17. FrankieNYC

    FrankieNYC "My balls was hot!" Platinum Member

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    Yep
    MMA is the exact definition of it

    sport
    /spôrt/
    noun
    plural noun: sports
    1. an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment.
     
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    KevinLee ✮ ✮ RICH KING LIVING IN JEI'S HEAD✮ ✮

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    Yup. This is why i spend more time watching Football and Basketball lately. Real sports
     
  19. kiki do you love me

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    I would call MMA a fringe sport. Everything up to the fight is pageantry, but when they get into the cage or ring, it’s as real as any other sport, even more so since they can get hurt or injured.
     
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    confirmed- pro wrestling IS a sport.
     
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