Posted by McBee
Posted by bjj1605
Posted by McBee
I would be pissed if I was Strikeforce and Cung Le kept playing bit parts in movies no one was going to watch, but the UFC is going to benefit from Rampage playing Mr.T's character in the A-Team, this is another big step to gain fan base and make fighters mainstream stars, making them more money and making PPV's bigger. I do not care if it was a month away if the Black van is waiting get on it Rampage.
If they are going to benefit from it then they should have a say in whether or not it goes down. They might have rather had him fight rashad sooner because the hype would be fresh from TUF.
The NFL wouldn't accept players missing games to do movies and MMA shouldn't either.
The NFL has a season MMA is year round and
the entertainment industry is hard to pin down on dates and acceptance and
your first sentence does not make much sense, because they benefit from it they should not care as much,
in a perfect world both would have gone down but this is what happened.
I have to admit its kind of funny to claim that my sentence doesn't make sense and then make an argument saying that MMA is year round and football isn't, therefore its okay for mma fighters to blow of their contests and not okay for nfl players. If an NFL player were to blow off training camp or a team meeting it wouldn't be okay either. And just because MMA doesn't have a season doesn't mean fighters don't have down time. When opportunities arise they need to make sure they don't already have a conflicting event scheduled in their primary occupation FIGHTING!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Fact of the matter is Rampage agreed to fight and canceled it for a secondary project. The UFC may gain some publicity from it, however they will also take a hit because this fight won't be as fresh off the reality show thats hyping it.
Look at matt hughes vs matt sera. That fight seemed very exciting right after the show. Then a bunch of things happened that kept that fight from materializing. By the time it did there was much less anticipation and the sales for the fight were likely hurt because of it. What could have been a main event on its own now needed to be fluffed by a title match.
The reason my sentence made sense is because any decision that a fighter makes that will affect the UFC is the UFC's business. Its their job to weigh the potential benefits and losses in the scenario. Not rampage's and not yours. So if you think about it what my sentence did was state an argument about the central issue of this thread. Essentially, yet in other words, I was saying the UFC deserves a right to Veto Outside Projects (take a gander at the topic of the thread prior to attacking peoples arguments).