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MMA Myths Debunked Again

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In the mid-’90s, politicians looking to score easy points succeeded in pressuring cable television executives to boot the fledgling sport off cable television. Instead of killing off MMA, it simply went underground

When MMA returned to cable in 2001, it was portrayed as a sign of the decline of American civilization. Somehow, the republic survived.

When the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s popularity exploded in 2005, it was dismissed as a fad that would soon go away. Three years later, the company is on the hottest sustained pay-per-view business streak in its history.

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Post #1   5/31/08 6:00:24PM   

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Fantastic article. I will be forwarding it over to the brain surgeons at the Miami whatever.

Post #2   5/31/08 6:45:17PM   

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I think they should be more concerned with American Gladiators or 1000 ways to die. Those two shows are beyond horrible.

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Posted by teddythetuna

I think they should be more concerned with American Gladiators or 1000 ways to die. Those two shows are beyond horrible.



Yeah, 1000 ways to die is a show in particularly poor, if sometimes humorous taste. I don't think it does TUF any service by coming on right after. Instead of that, after TUF they should show... more MMA

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Yeah TUF is way better then 1000 ways to die!

Post #5   5/31/08 8:56:52PM   

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John McCain once called mixed martial arts “human cockfighting.”


Except one thing dummy....the cock has no say in the matter....you would think someone who was a POW would believe in freedom.
Unfortunately he is America's next president.

Post #6   5/31/08 9:02:38PM   

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great article. hopefully articles like this will help to dispel some of the ignorant views that people have towards mma

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Posted by Sir_Karl


John McCain once called mixed martial arts “human cockfighting.”


Except one thing dummy....the cock has no say in the matter....you would think someone who was a POW would believe in freedom.
Unfortunately he is America's next president.



we should have finished him off when we had the chance

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I think the TUF is a good idea at best but for the UFC to really capitalize on the "situation at hand" they need to start showing some free "fight cards" other than fight night. In order to do thins they need to take the NUMEROUS fighters they have on their roster and make them fight more often.( Other than the possible belt contenders) Will this be considered as "Too Much" ? I don't think so. They need to market it the right way. Maybe 1 card per month other than the annual PPV we watch each month. By doing this they could put their " foot down on the competition". tonight's card on Prime Time Network really went in favor of MMA in a broad aspect. For 1 it was really the first time in history everyone got to watch mixed martial arts as a regulated fighting sport on T.V. I don't know what the ratings will be but I can tell you that the only other thing on television that was worth watching sports related was the NHL Finals in which my RedWings won. To get back to the subject The UFC has the opportunity of a life time to re-evaluate themselves and capitalize on the situation. I think if they do something after tonight, it could really push the whole MMA industry to levels in which we as fans could have never imagined !

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