EXCLUSIVE: Ronda Rousey -- Becomes 1st Female Fighter to Join UFC

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ghandikush
11/9/12 1:26:12AM
The women put on good shows and the sex appeal is something I dont tally into the interest... until the inevitable playboy issue!!!

Either way the UFC has WAY too much going on right now, maybe more right now than any sports league ever in the history of the world.
Goatenstein
11/9/12 4:50:03AM
I'm neutral on this but since its making so many of you insecure I love it,.
ghandikush
11/9/12 9:22:23AM

Posted by Goatenstein

I'm neutral on this but since its making so many of you insecure I love it,.



Amen
bjj1605
11/9/12 9:26:24AM
Hate to say it but I don't think women's MMA will ever be popular. They aren't going to be able to stand on their own.

How many people (especially casual fans) would buy a card that was women only?

The answer should tell you that this is a bad idea.
ghandikush
11/9/12 10:23:30AM

Posted by bjj1605

Hate to say it but I don't think women's MMA will ever be popular. They aren't going to be able to stand on their own.

How many people (especially casual fans) would buy a card that was women only?

The answer should tell you that this is a bad idea.



Its not a womens card only... Women fight even in most fights and they are more prone to take risks, its like the old days with men minus the athleticism. I think you might be right about the casual fan but really I for my own greed like this move.

Not to mention we I cant wait for Rousey to get that first asskicking. Shes the female tito.
bjj1605
11/9/12 12:02:11PM

Posted by ghandikush


Its not a womens card only... Women fight even in most fights and they are more prone to take risks, its like the old days with men minus the athleticism. I think you might be right about the casual fan but really I for my own greed like this move.

Not to mention we I cant wait for Rousey to get that first asskicking. Shes the female tito.



I know its not a womens only card. My point is that a womens only card would have a horrible buy-rate and few would want to watch it.

If it can't stand on its own (or as a main event) that tells me that it isn't viable.
ghandikush
11/9/12 12:31:47PM

Posted by bjj1605


Posted by ghandikush


Its not a womens card only... Women fight even in most fights and they are more prone to take risks, its like the old days with men minus the athleticism. I think you might be right about the casual fan but really I for my own greed like this move.

Not to mention we I cant wait for Rousey to get that first asskicking. Shes the female tito.



I know its not a womens only card. My point is that a womens only card would have a horrible buy-rate and few would want to watch it.

If it can't stand on its own (or as a main event) that tells me that it isn't viable.



So an all flyweight card is viable.... I suspect incorrect reasoning

EDIT- There are 2 polarized stars in Cyborg and Rousey and having a few polarized stars is all you need for something like lower weight classes or gender weights ala 145 only aldo
135 only Torres Faber and Cruz
125 Mouse and mexican mouse
prophecy033
11/9/12 1:19:19PM
I feel that by adding a few more women (Cyborg, Carano, Fuji, Kedzie) and promoting it on free cards for awhile while also introducing unknowns to even us OG's over the course of several years could build it up to sustainability. Only time will tell
Gogoplatapus
11/9/12 6:52:17PM

Posted by Goatenstein

I'm neutral on this but since its making so many of you insecure I love it,.



That makes no sense.
ncordless
11/10/12 2:35:15AM
Smart move by the UFC. The women's division will be small. But Rousey will sell seats, pull ratings, and put on fun fights.
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And even with all the divisions, there is more than enough room for some more marquee talent. If 2012 taught us anything, its that the UFC can never have enough fighters with the amount of cards they put on and the amount injuries that happen.
ncordless
11/10/12 2:39:09AM

Posted by grappler0000


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Posted by Shawn91111

UFC's pulling out all the stops in '13. If the ratings aren't a fair amount better, thats a BAD sign for MMA. Could be on an endless decline


or it reached a plateau



The casual fan is confused as shit right now. It's hard to say what's in store for the long term, but we'll probably be knocking on 2014's door before the stability even sets in with the casuals.



Bellator/Spike plans on taking advantage of that confusion.
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