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when I think boxing I think of Ali when I think of Pro wrestling I think of Hulk Hogan for basketball I think it will always be Jordan im not exactly the biggest fan of these guys but it would be hard to not think of them as the first image of there respective sports


But who will go down as the face of MMA

for a long time I thought Chuck hade it locked up but im curious what others think could it be Fedor or is he only known to hardcore fans or is Jon Jones going to take the spot maybe some believe an innovator like Royce. What do you think?

Post #1   10/19/13 10:40:25AM   

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Pretty much all my friends and everyone else I run into that doesn't "Follow" mma they all know who Chuck Liddell, Anderson Silva, Jon Jones and GSP are.

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Post #2   10/19/13 11:16:29AM   

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I still consider it to be Chuck. There's still a lot of casual fans who bring up 'the guy with the mohawk' when talking about MMA.

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there's also the option that the sport is still just too young and hasn't even developed enough for someone to leave a large enough legacy that they'd be forever the face

Post #4   10/19/13 12:22:29PM   

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Honestly, everyone I know seem to think it is GSP.

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I'd say that as of right now the face of MMA, to me, has to be Anderson Silva and/or Chuck, with GSP also being a potential front runner. It seems like everyone I know, even the casual and slightly less than casual fans know who Anderson Silva and Liddell are. So to me it has to be one of those 2 at this point. Who knows, maybe in 10-15 years we could all be identifying Pettis, Aldo, Mighty Mouse, Rory Mac, or even Johnny Hendricks as the name and face that is synonymous with MMA.

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In New Zealand, GSP is a car navigation system

Also, no one fighter can be the face of MMA, just like Jordan wasn't the face of basketball or Tiger the face of golf. It may seem like it to the casuals, but the sport is always bigger.

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Probably GSP but Cain is certainly getting there. I base this mostly on how many tv deals they get. They aren't on commercials because people don't recognize them.

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Anderson, Forrest Griffin, Chuck Liddell, GSP, BJ Penn, Randy Couture.
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This is correct, the UFCs biggest star and most well payed employee is the face.

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I think with MMA, there will always be a handful of top guys that you think of when you think about the sport. MMA has so much parity and is so globally widespread that you cannot pinpoint just 1 guy as the face of MMA. The face of MMA in North America is George St Pierre, the face of MMA in South America is Anderson Silva, the face of Women's MMA is Ronda Rousey and so on and so forth.

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Right now, it has to be either Jon, Anderson or GSP (depending on the fan or country)..... or, strangely, Chael Sonnen.

In the future, Jones. Jones has the sponsorships, the skills, the style, and the appearance to be the 'face'. It's obviously really early to say it, but Jones could be the Jordan of MMA.

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