Discussion in 'Sports' started by HereWeGoAgain, Oct 6, 2018.
It has been refuted. You fail logic AGAIN.
Illogical conclusion. ESPN has broadcast Scrabble competitions, Dancing with the Stars interviews, comparisons between NBA stars and actual animals, and plenty of other nonsense. You fail.
The fact is that mma has not yet achieved the legitimacy of the most popular professional sports in America. It's fan base is still a small one of specialized interest. The potential still exists to grow the sport into that level of legitimacy, but it is far from certain. The novelty of the sport has lost its shine, and many fans who were drawn to the concept have started to notice that the 'mixed' martial arts actually feature a poor version of boxing, wrestling, judo, jujutsu, and kickboxing. Purists interested in a high level of competition in any of those arts won't find it in mma. That is all well and good if mma is seen as a distinct art in and of itself, but idiotic stunts and punkish nonsense like what happened after this fight will lead the average sports fan to see mma as little more than slightly less theatrical pro wrestling. As I said, a shameful waste of great effort and athleticism. But hey, pro wrestling makes a lot of money too.
I've seen brawls in baseball, football, and hockey. The occasional brawl does not make them illegitimate sports.
In MMA a fighter needs to be able to defend against everything. Boxing looks very different when the fighter has to defend against a take down and ground and pound. A black belt in jujutsu has to defend against getting knocked out. So mma becomes more of a chess match compared to the checker matches of any single fighting art.
I personally don't give a rat's ass about golf, but the sport will survive just fine without me.
Why does the UFC fights consistently sell more PPVs? Alverez vs Golovkin sold 1.2 million PPVs on September 21 (without Mayweather, it doesnt get really bigger than that for boxing). UFC 229 just sold approximately 2.5 million PPVs on October 6.
They havent aired a Scrabble championship in 15 years you moron! How on earth is that relevant to a discussion about sports legitimacy in 2018? You think ESPN paid Scrabble 7 billion dollars?
You’ve got it backwards.
Just one example of how illogical your conclusion was.
Your example was terrible, which i clearly just demonstrated. Why does the UFC sell more PPVs than boxing, if boxing is a "legitimate sport" and MMA isnt?
UFC vs boxing: How the pay-per-view numbers compare | bwin graphic
Boxing has had the worst brawls. I dont see you saying it isnt a legitimate sport. No one has had their ear bitten off in the UFC. Your arguments are terrible.
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