As boxing's popularity wanes, new area ring spotlight shifts to mixed martial arts shows [View Full Version]
Posted 1/16/07 5:32:00PM
With boxing in the doldrums and pro wrestling at least a decade past its prime, a new sport has surged to the forefront of pay-per-view events, and it's making a big splash in local sporting circles as well.
"To me the records were just a starting point," recalls John Paul Jones, "The most important thing was always the stage show. So many great nights. At our worst we were still better than most. At our best we could just wipe the floor with the lot of them. It was just a very good live band."