Dana White Slams HBO PPV

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MMAcca
12/7/08 3:37:42PM
"Did you see the production? And that was HBO. Maybe they should give us some of their Emmys. The pacing was awful. There was no energy in the crowd. They had to loop Pacquiao’s music when he came out because he had to walk so far."

-- Dana White, UFC president, trashing the horrendous production (and by extension the undercard matchmaking) from last night's De La Hoya vs. Pacquiao pay-per-view on HBO.







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SmileR
12/7/08 3:39:38PM
He's got a point. I watched it and their was no atmosphere.
SpiderSilva
12/7/08 3:48:03PM
I was thinking it was only time before Mayweather ran out of money and the he would be back
motorboatensob
12/7/08 4:00:54PM
Boxing so far dead that no amount of time could bring it back. Mayweather will come back just in time to fight another over the hill fighter or a new comer. Then he will drag the fight out 12 rounds win a diss and then talk about how he is the greatest and how fighters in MMA are guys who couldn't make it in Boxing.
cmill21
12/7/08 4:07:02PM

Posted by SpiderSilva

I was thinking it was only time before Mayweather ran out of money and the he would be back



Lol I don't think he'll run out of money, but I think he'll come back for another huge pay check.

EDIT: How is boxing dead? they had a gate of like 18 million. I think the only people who think boxing is dead are MMA fans.
crushedbacon
12/7/08 4:18:49PM
Boxing's future is extinction.
Porch28
12/7/08 4:22:33PM
Does Dana ever say anything nice about another promotion?
Mycroft
12/7/08 4:29:08PM

Posted by Porch28

Does Dana ever say anything nice about another promotion?



He says nice things about Strike Force.
seanfu
12/7/08 4:37:44PM
Boxing will never die. Simple as that. Boxing has relinquished the king of combat sports crown though.

Boxing was dead in 05 and 06 till they realized they actually had to compete. What kills boxing and makes most of the last remaining stars of the sport the 40 and over old asses is the fact that the marketing is dead and people don't want to pay 50 bucks.

The problem is anymore the undercard is bull shit then a great matchup with oversized pillows for gloves and a 30 foot ring. People don't have to actually fight anymore because they put their hands up and each glove is the size of their head. Boring as shit these days if you're not a boxing purist. The "safety" rules (14 oz gloves on a 160 pounder so he can take 400 extra shots to the head before dropping in a comatose state) have destroyed the sport along with the lack of unity.

But boxing won't die. Ever. It will always be there. #2 combat sport under MMA, assuming the UFC doesn't crash and burn.
SpiderSilva
12/7/08 5:44:55PM

Posted by cmill21


Posted by SpiderSilva

I was thinking it was only time before Mayweather ran out of money and the he would be back



Lol I don't think he'll run out of money, but I think he'll come back for another huge pay check.

EDIT: How is boxing dead? they had a gate of like 18 million. I think the only people who think boxing is dead are MMA fans.



have you seen how that guys blows money its crazy


its coming sooner than you think
dinex
12/7/08 6:57:05PM

Posted by seanfu

The "safety" rules (14 oz gloves on a 160 pounder so he can take 400 extra shots to the head before dropping in a comatose state) have destroyed the sport along with the lack of unity.



So what you're saying is the sport has been destroyed by rules that only exist in your head? In professional boxing 8 and 10 oz gloves are used.
motorboatensob
12/7/08 7:02:11PM
Give it time it won't be in a year but with the way MMA is rising in time it will fall. Your right it was dead in 05 then in 06 but if you will look at it 20 years ago then 10 years ago and look at it now it is nothing like it was and its only getting worse. Like I said give it time.
cmill21
12/7/08 7:05:23PM

Posted by motorboatensob

Give it time it won't be in a year but with the way MMA is rising in time it will fall. Your right it was dead in 05 then in 06 but if you will look at it 20 years ago then 10 years ago and look at it now it is nothing like it was and its only getting worse. Like I said give it time.



Boxing's been "dying" alot. It was supposed to be dying a few years ago, then it's had some huge ppv's now Oscar getting wooped has brought it back. Lol I think it's all in your guys head's, they still do well over what the UFC does for gates and ppv's.
grappler0000
12/7/08 7:27:17PM

Posted by cmill21


Posted by motorboatensob

Give it time it won't be in a year but with the way MMA is rising in time it will fall. Your right it was dead in 05 then in 06 but if you will look at it 20 years ago then 10 years ago and look at it now it is nothing like it was and its only getting worse. Like I said give it time.



Boxing's been "dying" alot. It was supposed to be dying a few years ago, then it's had some huge ppv's now Oscar getting wooped has brought it back. Lol I think it's all in your guys head's, they still do well over what the UFC does for gates and ppv's.



While I'm not gonna argue whether boxing is dying or not, since it doesn't really interest me enough to care...boxing still does much better gates than the UFC, but gets stomped pretty consistently in PPV buys, with the exception of an occasional superfight doing really well.
bls1919
12/7/08 8:49:25PM
The last boxing match i watcheed was with my dad it was Lennox Lewis vs Mike Tyson. lewis absolutly destroyed Iron mike with his jab and that was it. With the influx of MMA i think boxing is dying. a lot of great strikers are starting an MMA career. American wresteling combined with great boxing might be the perfect combo for MMA. Hopfully we can get the boxing kids with the wrestlers and start an AMERICAN DOMINATION of MMA.
JimiMak
12/7/08 10:48:49PM
Boxing will never die in the real sense, but it was the king of combat sports for.... is forever too much of an exageration? I think it either has relinquished that crown or is about to.

Most boxers don't have the all around skills to even think about entering mma. Some of the small name ones who realize they have a good striking game that can be combined w/ other games (ground, clinch etc) are starting to get the more well rounded game... but in essence the majority of boxers are just that. And that has such a long standing history that there's tons more young boxers than mma guys.

I know that most of my friends (most aren't big fans of either sport) prefer the speed of matches and finishes in mma than the drawn out boxing matches. I watch boxing occassionally but will always be an mma guy. The last boxing match that I didn't watch on either free tv or the comp was RJJ in late 02 or early 03. It doesn't have the same excitement to me, but there are plenty who disagree and boxing will always have an audience.

I do prefer UFC's production to any other combat sport.
RNC
12/7/08 11:38:38PM

Posted by Mycroft


Posted by Porch28

Does Dana ever say anything nice about another promotion?



He says nice things about Strike Force.



Yes, and Rogan's said good things about the IFL and Bodog as well, which I am sure was Ok'd by Dana.
jakeiceman
12/8/08 8:14:52AM
I can see that boxing is dying slowly. Whether they out do MMA for live gates and PPV does not really matter. I used to be an ametuer boxer and it used to be HUGE. There were clubs all over the state and a couple of huge promotions every month. Now there are NO clubs left and the ones that are still around have givin up thier gyms and do it out of basements because no one is interested. I'm just speaking on a personal level from someone who used to compete. Now MMA gyms are popping up like crazy. Its hard for me not to believe that Boxing is on its way out.
JimiMak
12/9/08 5:58:41PM

Posted by RNC


Posted by Mycroft


Posted by Porch28

Does Dana ever say anything nice about another promotion?



He says nice things about Strike Force.



Yes, and Rogan's said good things about the IFL and Bodog as well, which I am sure was Ok'd by Dana.



Doubt it. Rogan says a lot that isnt' the "company line". He doesn't only say what Dana wants. His job is to be an analyst and he couldn't do that job effectively if he asked Dana before he speaks.
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