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Why the UFC will never be as popular as team sports

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by CashMoney1991, Feb 23, 2016.

  1. CashMoney1991 Blue Belt

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    Mainly cus of all these damn injuries. In team sports such as nfl nhl mlb etc one injury doesn't fuck up a game because there's still many other players going on but in the fight game it's a fucking process to just have one fight happen but could go down the drain due to injury, failed drug test, bad weight cut etc these are the main reasons why it'll never ever be as big as the major team sports
     
  2. Zeppeling ritehand Banned

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    All of those circumstances affect team sports as well. There's much less credibility in a Super Bowl where Brady is injured and they go on to lose.
     
  3. Bend NvR Break Order to Chaos. Chaos to Order.

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    Shit, the Broncos would have looked better if they sat Manning (he wasn't 100% in the playoffs) and played Brock Osweiler in the SB.
     
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    This much is true. But to be fair, anyone who would have replaced Cerrone would have done better vs RDA.
     
  5. Ja Jas Purple Belt

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    I think it's more that MMA is a combat sport. You don't often get injury pull-outs from other individual sports like tennis or golf. Boxing is the same, lots of injury pull outs.
     
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    Didn't even last 2 minutes. Sad.
     
  7. 209NickDiaz Gold Belt

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    Other sports don't have this kind of panic attack that will make them want to quit
     
  8. El Fernas Silver Belt

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    Combat sports are not that popular, is really that simple, Boxing has been around for ages and its not at that level, and MMA is years behind Boxing....
     
  9. CashMoney1991 Blue Belt

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    True but the show would still go on because it's a team thing the Cowboys played 3/4 of the season without romo
     
  10. mjmj Red Belt

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    There are a lot of reasons MMA isn’t as popular as team sports. This certainly isn’t the main one.
     

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