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  1. X_plosion is offline

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    Part of it's the marketing. The big promoters' cooperation with the sanctioning bodies combine to create megabuck cards.

    If MMA wants to get to that level, then a number of savvy promoters with lots of capital have to take interest in the sport.

    Of course, the risk of game fixing, manipulation, and controversy goes up dramatically when one gets to that level of popularity. When one door is opened, the bad comes in along with the good.
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    it's already overshadowed amateur wrestling. then again, that's not that hard. haha.
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    K-1 maybe, but I dont see UFC/Pride getting to the same level as boxing. it is, quite simply, boring in comparison, at least to the average joe. you might see a RNC or a triangle lock, joe public sees two half naked guys raping each other on the floor. at least in WWE, it has all the cool characters, top rope moves, good long fights, and a bit of drama.
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    What? Ahem, perhaps some of you haven;t noticed (Being out of school for a while and all,) but MMA is huge with the current middleschool and early highschool generation. At my highschool it was big.

    It's just a matter of time IMO. Pride is technically the most watched event in the world, isn't it?
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    The Art of Grappling is only for the elites, for the rest sees it as two half naked guys raping each other on the floor~~~
    "People think that judo is only unarmed combat - but you are never unarmed when you can hit someone with a planet. "
    - Uncyclopedia entry on Judo
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    espn ranks boxing toughest sport, ignores MMA
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    It should dammit. MMA should be recognised as the pinacle of fighting and all other fighting arts should bow down before it.Its not fair boxers earn more than mma fighters.

    Dude, your so Mechanized Attack Squad. Ninja trials in Japan is the pinnacle of fighting.
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    Originally posted by liuzg150181
    The Art of Grappling is only for the elites, for the rest sees it as two half naked guys raping each other on the floor~~~
    Ya but everytime someone gets into MMA even if they don't intend to do it for a living, everyone they know well will look at it differently.

    It would be nice to have an organization that ran everything under one umbrella, boxing, kickboxing, sub fighting, fighting under Pride's ruleset. Of course, that will never happen, but would be cool nonetheless.

    I don't know if Pride is the most widely watched sport worldwide, but in the U.S. that doesn't mean squat. Sure soccer caught on some here, but it's nothing compared to our big 3 (4 in Hockey states).
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    Originally posted by willy
    http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/sportSkills

    espn ranks boxing toughest sport, ignores MMA
    No Muay Thai either~~~:(
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    Originally posted by altlat
    Ya but everytime someone gets into MMA even if they don't intend to do it for a living, everyone they know well will look at it differently.

    It would be nice to have an organization that ran everything under one umbrella, boxing, kickboxing, sub fighting, fighting under Pride's ruleset. Of course, that will never happen, but would be cool nonetheless.

    I don't know if Pride is the most widely watched sport worldwide, but in the U.S. that doesn't mean squat. Sure soccer caught on some here, but it's nothing compared to our big 3 (4 in Hockey states).
    Well, in Singapore i dont think many knows what MMA is,let alone MMA events like Pride,K-1,UFC etc~~~

    Just hope that it gets popularised~~~
    "People think that judo is only unarmed combat - but you are never unarmed when you can hit someone with a planet. "
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