QUOTE (provo @ Jul 20 2009, 02:55 AM)
Ca'mon in order for UFC to compete with Boxing they have to make the card stacked ! If they were to make a big main event with just whoever on the undercard like boxing does they wouldn't be able to compete ! Boxing is way to much of a bigger sport! If boxing was to do a 5 fight card with nothing put superstars on it ! They would shit all over UFC and make more than UFC would do in a year! .
Well they don't do they. Boxing is my first love but if MMA continue to do this they will win more & more fans. The future is with the younger generation & there are a lot more kids rockin Tapout & Affliction gear than wearing Everlast gear & the like. Not to say boxing is a dying sport but MMA is expanding at a rapid rate & they try & get the kids young & keep them interested. Look at how many MMA gyms are opening up around America. You are blind if you cannot see the potential future impact on Boxing.
The other thing is that UFC have all its fighters under contract so there is no protratced negotiations it is just a case of this fight will be made & it gets made & the guys are happy to fight each other to see who is better.
Compare that to boxing where you get 6 months of negotiation on ring size, weight, gloves, money, PPV cut & who gets to drink out of what colour cup & the fight still does not get made.
Average Joe sees none of the rematch clauses & posturing in MMA that they do in Boxing they see guys getting it on & whooping some arse.
Boxing will always have it's place in the combat arena but it would not suprise me to see in 20 years that MMA has overtaken it.
Look at the pride of boxing the heavyweights. It is guys like them that are part of the problem not part of the solution.