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Vince McMahon says WWE a "more sophisticated" product than MMA

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Posted by grappler0000

I don't see what the big deal is with the article. I think it's being misinterpreted.


"You really can't compete with that," he said. "Why not deliver a more sophisticated product and not go to those extremes?


I think Vince is referring to delivering a more sophisticated product than the WWE has been...not comparing themselves to the UFC.



Thank you for posting what I was about to post

Post #16   10/12/09 6:33:43PM   

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Alluding to a thread that my buddy bojanglz made a bit ago, Is mma a sport or is it entertainment. Well mma is definintly a sport while the wwe is purely entertainment. When has entertainment been more sophisticated than a sport? That is almost like comparing mtv to baseball. I really hope Vince doesn't think that way.

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Post #17   10/12/09 11:13:52PM   

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Posted by telnights

I think he could have chosen a better word than "sophisticated".



I agree. I do not think either MMA or staged wrestling is "sophisticated," so trying to compare the two on levels of sophistication lacks any meaningful conclusion. If anything, staged wrestling is a performance art, like dancing or ballet, sans all traces of sophistication.


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Alluding to a thread that my buddy bojanglz made a bit ago, Is mma a sport or is it entertainment. Well mma is definintly a sport while the wwe is purely entertainment. When has entertainment been more sophisticated than a sport? That is almost like comparing mtv to baseball. I really hope Vince doesn't think that way.



All sports are marketed as entertainment, and MMA is no exception. The only actual part of MMA that is sport is the competition itself.

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I always associate hitting someone in the face with a chair or razorwire covered bat with sophistication! Mchman usses the word MMa to just get WWE mentioned with a real sport!! Dude is an insect that needs exterminated

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