Pick'em Leagues: THE BIG SHOW CASUAL BEST OF THE REST Single Event PvP: FANTASY POOLS Betting Leagues: THE BIG SHOW BEST OF THE REST

UFC v. Boxing tit-for-tat: Mayweather fight now in movie theaters

Print  
  Page 1 of 2     1     2  
Posted By Message

emfleek

FA-Q

emfleek Avatar
11
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:18,789
Career:2,327-1,229
Joined:Nov 2007
Camp: The Ringers
Chips:
2,258
This back and forth between Golden Boy Promotions and the UFC is great. Boxing and MMA go head-to-head o September 19. It's UFC 103 in Dallas against the Floyd Mayweather Jr. boxing card. Last week, Golden Boy announced it would be adding three more solid fights to its undercard. UFC followed that announcement by unveiling a free one-hour lead-in show on Spike TV featuring two fights on the previously unaired undercard. Golden Boy has fired it's next shot announcing that the Mayweather-Juan Manuel Marquez fight will be available in 170 movie theaters across the country.

STORY

_______________________________________
"I'm like the superhero coming in with the anti-bullsh*t." - Nick Diaz

Post #1   8/25/09 10:55:06AM   

postman

Heavyweight Champ

postman Avatar
2

 
 
 


 
 
Posts:6,347
Career:746-420
Joined:Jun 2007
Chips:
1,061
Wow this is so great! I usually am not a fan of the MMA VS Boxing BS but if cool stuff like this is going to be made avaliable to the fans then have at it. How cool would it be to have 100 or so super fans of either sport chilling in a theater watching the fight. Plus there is no smoking thats awesome.

Post #2   8/25/09 12:05:04PM   

teddythetuna

In Full Mount

teddythetuna Avatar
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:554
Career:1,164-752
Joined:Jan 2007
Chips:
79
I really love both sports but Mayweather just irritates me beyond belief. I would love to see the ufc win this PPV war but i dont see it happening. I'd settle for Mayweather getting KTFO though. Which that probably wont happen either.

Post #3   8/25/09 1:27:06PM   

grappler0000

MODular Approach

grappler0000 Avatar
25
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:10,164
Career:2,869-1,573
Joined:Mar 2007
Camp: The Ringers
Chips:
2,496

Posted by teddythetuna

I really love both sports but Mayweather just irritates me beyond belief. I would love to see the ufc win this PPV war but i dont see it happening. I'd settle for Mayweather getting KTFO though. Which that probably wont happen either.



If 103 had a title fight, I'd say MMA would take it...as it stands though, I think Boxing might just edge out a victory. It will be a true test of Mayweather's ability to sell though.

_______________________________________

Post #4   8/25/09 1:40:41PM   

jae_1833

TTTHS

jae_1833 Avatar
6





 
 
 


 
 
Posts:8,036
Career:2,687-1,701
Joined:Jul 2007
Camp: Project Mayhem
Chips:
1,048
I hope it works out for them, maybe the boxing orgs can realize what it takes to make us fans again....then both MMA and Boxing could realize that if they put on quality cards on different days they will actually have more views because they won't force their fans to chose between the two...can't drink coke and pepsi out of the same can you know.

Post #5   8/25/09 3:01:41PM   

Rush

Laying down the beats

Rush Avatar
4



 
 
 


 
 
Posts:6,291
Career:759-539
Joined:Jan 2007
Chips:
835
From my perspective, this is nothing new. They used to (and maybe still do) air wrestling PPVs in theatres up here all the time. I never went to any, but they were constantly being advertised at movies.

Post #6   8/25/09 4:09:19PM   

emfleek

FA-Q

emfleek Avatar
11
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:18,789
Career:2,327-1,229
Joined:Nov 2007
Camp: The Ringers
Chips:
2,258

Posted by Rush

From my perspective, this is nothing new. They used to (and maybe still do) air wrestling PPVs in theatres up here all the time. I never went to any, but they were constantly being advertised at movies.



It may not be new in Canada, but it's definitely new in the US. With the exception of concerts being simulcast @ theatres, I don't believe it's happened here before.

And if it has, it wasn't marketed very well.

_______________________________________
"I'm like the superhero coming in with the anti-bullsh*t." - Nick Diaz

Post #7   8/25/09 4:13:51PM   

DuncanFan819

MMA Regular

1
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:76
Career:1,201-703
Joined:Feb 2007
Chips:
11

Posted by emfleek


Posted by Rush

From my perspective, this is nothing new. They used to (and maybe still do) air wrestling PPVs in theatres up here all the time. I never went to any, but they were constantly being advertised at movies.



It may not be new in Canada, but it's definitely new in the US. With the exception of concerts being simulcast @ theatres, I don't believe it's happened here before.

And if it has, it wasn't marketed very well.




Back in the '60s and '70s, they used to show boxing events at the theaters. Ali-Frazier, etc. You just had to pay a few bucks to get in. Pretty cool that they're bringing it back.

Post #8   8/25/09 4:21:03PM   

emfleek

FA-Q

emfleek Avatar
11
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:18,789
Career:2,327-1,229
Joined:Nov 2007
Camp: The Ringers
Chips:
2,258

Posted by DuncanFan819

Back in the '60s and '70s, they used to show boxing events at the theaters. Ali-Frazier, etc. You just had to pay a few bucks to get in. Pretty cool that they're bringing it back.



Ahh...'twas before my time. I didn't slide out of my mom's vagina until November of '78.

_______________________________________
"I'm like the superhero coming in with the anti-bullsh*t." - Nick Diaz

Post #9   8/25/09 4:21:56PM   

postman

Heavyweight Champ

postman Avatar
2

 
 
 


 
 
Posts:6,347
Career:746-420
Joined:Jun 2007
Chips:
1,061

Posted by emfleek


Posted by DuncanFan819

Back in the '60s and '70s, they used to show boxing events at the theaters. Ali-Frazier, etc. You just had to pay a few bucks to get in. Pretty cool that they're bringing it back.



Ahh...'twas before my time. I didn't slide out of my mom's vagina until November of '78.



Dear Fleekie poo

I hardly would call 9 hrs of labor sliding out!

I still love you,

Mom

Post #10   8/25/09 5:12:50PM   

Nightmare27

In Full Mount

Nightmare27 Avatar
1
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:528
Career:570-410
Joined:Jan 2007
Camp: Strikers Inc.
Chips:
60
Not sure if Im gonna go but there is a local theater on the list so at least I have the option. Should be a good night of fights either way.

Post #11   8/25/09 6:34:58PM   

Mayhem13

MMA Sensei

Mayhem13 Avatar
6





 
 
 


 
 
Posts:2,400
Career:2,175-1,292
Joined:Jun 2007
Camp: Team Sakara Eye Punch
Chips:
288
Dude! That's actually sweet!

I would love to watch a UFC PPV in a theater sometime..

Post #12   8/25/09 6:57:16PM   

bjj1605

Heavyweight Champ

bjj1605 Avatar
7
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:3,222
Career:1,566-910
Joined:Oct 2007
Camp: Dark Horse
Chips:
681
I'm not sure Dana is ready for this. I'm surprised there isn't a title fight or at least some bigger draws on the card. Maybe he's just that confident but I see the UFC loosing this round. Its an average UFC card vs a boxing super fight, and now its in movie theaters!!

Post #13   8/25/09 7:19:34PM   

prozacnation1978

Heavyweight Champ

prozacnation1978 Avatar
4



 
 
 


 
 
Posts:13,163
Career:2,530-1,341
Joined:Jul 2007
Camp: Dark Horse
Chips:
935
yeah if ufc aired in theaters for 10 bucks a ticket, they might sell out
i sure would rather see it in a huge screen than my tv for 50 bucks

Post #14   8/25/09 8:03:48PM   

loller90278

BANNED

loller90278 Avatar
1
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:3,065
Career:384-262
Joined:Jan 2007
Chips:
373

Posted by emfleek


Posted by DuncanFan819

Back in the '60s and '70s, they used to show boxing events at the theaters. Ali-Frazier, etc. You just had to pay a few bucks to get in. Pretty cool that they're bringing it back.



Ahh...'twas before my time. I didn't slide out of my mom's vagina until November of '78.



dang, you got 9 years and 11 months on me!

Post #15   8/25/09 9:33:22PM   
 
  Page 1 of 2     1     2