Who are the consumers for MMA?

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  1. Jarnee

    Jarnee Blue Belt

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    MMA is a niche sport, so the 'casual fans' that come in and start up the ppv buying in the Liddel/Kimbo/Lesnar/GSP etc events and turning points; are kind of the exception rather than the rule I figure. There is a kind of contradiction- all the fights that people call for (Shogun/Rampage, Fedor/Mir/rematch) etc) all seem to be from longer time fans and the fights seem to make REALLY good sense- and people will say "WTF doesn't Joe Silva make these fights, doesn't he know how to make matches etc etc.

    So another thread mentions a Barnett vs Big foot fight- they are both big guys, big names- and have a history for hatred/dislike and could spruke up a US vs Brazil kind of rivalry, BUT only if you are a long term fan and know these guys. So yeah in the history of mma it makes sense, but in terms of views then probably Brendan Schuab vs Roy Nelson would make more sense for casual/newer fans (although TUF 10 was 2009.....).

    On the other hand finding out about the previous MMA is also part of the fandom. Fans can find out about rivalries and all of that stuff, watch previous fights on video sites etc, but they wouldn't look too far if they are casuals I guess.

    So, is MMA fed to casuals or hardcores or is the main audience in the middle?
     
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    The UFC is definitely geared towards the casual fans. Just look at the fighters they promote... nothing to do with skill or accomplishment but rather marketability. More fans know Ronda than the rest of the
    UFC Champs fanbase put together lol.

    As far as the actual demographic... Somewhere along the middle:

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  5. Jarnee

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    Well yeah, I do wonder about the people/institutions that seem to be gettign interested in Ronda Rousey/Connor hypes, but at the same time fights like Overeem/JDS and talks of Fedor is taking place. I guess UFC is after the casual and the hardcore fans, Bellator more so the casual- and the WSOF and Shark Fights- well the would get the hardest core but mostly the casual in these emerging markets, so still I am not so sure.
     
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    metal7555 Fan of MMA since '98

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    pfft... free thinkers and beer drinkers who like violence in my case. Purists ... combat sports fans... people who like wings at BWW.... my crew at work...

    In other words, watch or don't, I don't care. We can make a night out of that, with good food, BBQ, beer and fights... or you can go spend a saturday (or whatever) night doing something else.
     
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    This thread makes me nauseous.
     
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    The pictures posted seem about right.

    I would however like to add tall, handsome, intellectual, muscular millionaires who trane teh UFC and bang 10/10 women. AKA the average sherdog users.
     
  10. Jarnee

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    Not really a thread about UFc popularity or whatever, I just think that the people who wonder why fights a or b aren't egtting made may need to think about who the UFC is really looking out for
     
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    kikikhan Banned Banned

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    I'm not tall (I'm 6'1) and I'm not a millionaire. The rest is true:)
     
  12. Jarnee

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    Not an average sherdogger then. Sixone is tall enough though bra
     
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    girly boys who want to mimic the fighting ability of big men and skilled men
     
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    6'1 is a bit above average among young men in Slovenia and other countries with tall young men.

    I'd be exactly average among Dalmatians and Monte Negrians. Those people are huge.
     
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    I prefer this mentality to tutty fruity ballet fans who watch it to see technique firt an foremost:)
     
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    You prefer to leave the "A" out of "MMA"
     
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    for some of you shertards, MMA stands for Man on Man Action.
     
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    You can gauge the audience by looking at the sponsors. Reebok has taken over, but it's always been video games, light beer, energy drinks and motorcycles
     

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