General UFC/MMA/boxing discussion - Bute vs. Pascal?
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11-14-2012, 03:09 PM
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You and I have a different definition of it. A lot of it constitute average fighters. The New Years card is one of the worst I've seen in years.
Just look at this upcoming weekend.
Hendricks and Kampmann are the contenders to the WW?? That's just sad..
TUF fighter might die before it ever reaches Canada. They are generating less than 1M viewers a week, the show needs to improve ratings if it wants to survive.
Their plan for that is to have
Jones vs Sonnen as the next coaches
(really don't understand how Sonnen suddenly deserves to fight Jones) of the show, in a different time slot. Heck, one of the fighters on the show this year is my friend's Boyfriend and I don't even watch the show on a regular basis because it's the same freaking thing, every freaking year. Bunch of average fighters scrapping it out, getting drunk, punching walls, acting like the dumbest of kids out there. I only watch when I know he'll be fighting or if I have nothing going on Friday night (really rare).
But things won't change, the show needs a break. It's bad, real bad.
The sport has already become mainstream, he wants it to become a world wide huge sports that eventually will hit the Olympics. But if I compare the shows today compared to 10 years ago or 15, etc, I get a lot less entertained.
I agree and disagree with you on some parts. For example, the whole Ultimate fighter crap, I dont even watch it. Also, Sonnen vs Jones on TUF was pretty much a desprate move to save TUF ratings and have more people tune in. I for one, will watch a couple of episodes of that season just to see how Sonnen is trolling Jones.
This weekend's PPV is not stacked really but Kampmann vs Hendricks will be an epic scrap fight. Plus, I really doubt its a guaranteed title shot for the winner. I dont belive anything Dana says anymore.
As for the new years eve card and the one afterwards, I think there are some excellent fights and I really am looking forward to these fights. Even the next FOX events are stacked. Allow me to show you the list of the upcoming PPV's (155, 156) and the next FOX cards:
Champion Junior Dos Santos vs Cain valasquez
Phil Davis vs Forrest Griffin
Tim Boetsch vs Chris Weidman
Joe Lauzon vs Gray Maynard
Alan Belcher vs Yushin Okami
Chris Leben vs Karlos Veloma
Brad Pickett vs Eddie Wineland
Philip De Fries vs Matt Mitrione
Michael Johnson vs Myles Jury
Leonard Garcia vs Cody McKenzie
Byron Bloodworth vs Erik Perez
Champion Jose Aldo vs Frankie Edgar
Alistair Overeem vs Antonio Silva
Dan Henderson vs Lyoto Machida
Rashad Evans vs Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
Erick Silva vs TBA
UFC on FOX 5
Champion Benson Henderson vs Nate Diaz
Alexander Gustafsson vs Mauricio Rua
Rory MacDonald vs BJ Penn
Matt Brown vs Mike Swick
Lavar Johnson vs Brendan Schaub
Michael Chiesa vs Marcus LeVesseur
Dennis Siver vs Nam Phan
Mike Easton vs Bryan caraway
Scott Jorgensen vs John Albert
Ramsey Nijem vs Joe Proctor
Daron Cruickshank vs Henry Martinez
Tim Means vs Abel Trujillo
Yves Edwards vs John Cholish
UFC on FOX 6
Champion Demetrious Johnson vs John Dodson
Donald Cerrone vs Anthony Pettis
Quinton Jackson vs Glover Teixeira
Erik Koch vs Ricardo Lamas
TJ Grant vs Matt Wiman
You're telling me these are bad cards? Where the last 2 are actually free? Don't get me wrong dude I loved Pride and I am a huge Pride fan. They had the best matchups ever, but to say that these cards I just listed are bad is just pure hate.
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