How long before MMA over takes boxing in the sports landscape?

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yo quick just throw out the PPV numbers and end this argument with dude already...

tons of bars here in Hawaii charge cover for UFC events and fill the place to capacity... for boxing? they don't even order it
 
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yo quick just throw out the PPV numbers and end this argument with dude already...

tons of bars here in Hawaii charge cover for UFC events and fill the place to capacity... for boxing? they don't even order it
 
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Originally Posted by quik1987

Originally Posted by therickstah2001

Originally Posted by quik1987



Don't call anyone stupid ever again unless you staring at your reflection.
Your stupid.
quik1987 is stupid
You're

try again.
Quik... youre arguing with a dude who thinks his opinion = logic/fact.  Its a lose/lose situation, not worth the effort.

  
 
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Originally Posted by quik1987

Originally Posted by therickstah2001

Originally Posted by quik1987



Don't call anyone stupid ever again unless you staring at your reflection.
Your stupid.
quik1987 is stupid
You're

try again.
Quik... youre arguing with a dude who thinks his opinion = logic/fact.  Its a lose/lose situation, not worth the effort.

  
 
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I think for the most part it already has. For instance heavyweight boxing is all but dead. Unless Paq and Money fight there is nothing worth buying. UFC has already blown past boxing IMO.
 
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I think for the most part it already has. For instance heavyweight boxing is all but dead. Unless Paq and Money fight there is nothing worth buying. UFC has already blown past boxing IMO.
 
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Originally Posted by KingofIlladelph

How about now?
No.  A lot of sports shows still don't acknowledge the sport.  Many still feel the mma is for savages.  It can't even get sanctioned in NY.  Once the 2 biggest stars retire in boxing, then I think it will happen.
 
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Originally Posted by shogun

Originally Posted by KingofIlladelph

How about now?
No.  A lot of sports shows still don't acknowledge the sport.  Many still feel the mma is for savages.  It can't even get sanctioned in NY.  Once the 2 biggest stars retire in boxing, then I think it will happen.
The reason it's not sanctioned in New York is political, though. The Culinary Union wants the Fertitta brothers to unionize their casinos, so they're using their pull to keep MMA banned in NY until they do. A dirty trick, but effective. The last time it was going to be put up to vote, it didn't reach the floor because the speaker, Sheldon Silver, made a unilateral decision that there weren't enough votes to send it to a final vote.

NY Daily News:
after eight people had spoken in favor of legalizing MMA and eight against, Silver called on members who don't support the bill to raise their hands. About 25 members did. Then he asked for a show of hands of those who support it before saying that it looked even, the source said. An upstate member who supports the measure complained it didn't look even to her, the source said. When Silver asked what she wanted, a city Democrat joked, a "slow roll call." The speaker took another informal vote, with 25 again raising their hands against. The "ayes" seemingly had more than 60, the source said. Silver then said others had expressed opposition privately and that the votes weren't there to move the bill.




MMA is growing and many people are beginning to accept that it is about who is the best martial artist, not just beating the crap out of each other. I can see some disenchanted boxing fans turning to MMA after tonight. I am one 
 
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Originally Posted by KingofIlladelph

How about now?
LOLZ
no one mentioned that he waited almost a whole year then bumped. But yea the Pac/Bradley fight was seriously a boring fight.
 
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