I had a quick read, and I LOVE the gist of it from what I gathered so far. I think I said something similar sometime ago on how I think boxing will improve.http://www.fighthype.com/community/index.p...st&p=494579
QUOTE (Fitz @ Jul 28 2010, 10:34 PM)
I know this sounds like an insane idea, but someone with money, balls and a love for the sport, that actually want to see it better would need to follow the UFC structure. I know it's a fairytale and don't even know it's possible. But make like a league or franchise like UFC. Obviously you would get some pretty low level guys at the start because superstars aren't going to sign a contract to a league where they would be tied and make less money. But what about guys that get paid peanuts anyways? They have one champion, and are basically forced to fight one another.
The idea probably sounds dumb, and it doesn't need to be that way, as it could be fixed any time if people co-operated and people that mattered that were involved in the sport actually gave a shit about the sport and fans. Unfortunately, I don't have any faith in the people involved and feel the only way is to build it up again with a different structure. In the end, it's the credibility of the sport that is killing boxing, not that people don't give a shit about it. You give the sport credibility and fights people want to see, the fans will come.
I'm not saying that what ever this is, will save it or anything. But I almost feel that you almost need to start from the bottom (if promoters aren't going to fix it) and build a league, getting guys that get paid peanuts and slowly try build credibility and slowly force itself as a legitimate league.
I like the idea of a league.