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Boxing In MMA's Shadow

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Observers would scoff at MMA's chances of succeeding boxing only a few years ago. The masses, they said, would never tolerate the ground game. Boxing would remain our premier combat sport, and fighters like Toney and Mayweather would never bother to even comment on the variation.

That scenario is changing rapidly, thanks in large part to the free-fight industry refusing to let people wander around with bovine complacency in the matter. National television exposure has altered everything. At the height of the UFC's old-school popularity, a quarter-million pay-per-views were sold; today, that number can exceed one million, despite the increased distractions available via the iPod, the Internet, and a 500-channel cable universe.

Post #1   4/24/07 12:20:50AM   

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I still have much respect for boxing but come on now it just cant compete with MMA

Post #2   4/24/07 1:54:28AM   

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You should cite Sherdog.com.

Post #3   4/25/07 12:14:50AM   

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Posted by jtwalker

You should cite Sherdog.com.



i cited where i got the article. i'm sure the article had a link or gave credit to sherdog for the article. i usually dont try to post articles from sherdog as i figure most people visit that site. i don't have the time to track down the original source on every article i post, as you can see i have been posting a majority of the news topics as a kind gesture to help people stay informed of all the happenings in mma. if you feel that i am posting secondary sources feel free to post the link to the original article in the same thread. i realize i cant please everyone, but it is free news and i dont see but a few other people posting news articles, so i don't understand why you would complain about it.

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Posted by Sopena66669

I still have much respect for boxing but come on now it just cant compete with MMA



Post #5   4/25/07 1:00:43PM   

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Posted by Sopena66669

I still have much respect for boxing but come on now it just cant compete with MMA

100%

Post #6   4/25/07 8:58:58PM