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  • UFC/MMA gets the attention from the media in Las Vegas

    I've been in Las Vegas over a month now and just about every day, The Las Vegas review has an in depth report about MMA and UCF fights. Boxing gets zero coverage. Love to hear Arne's comments about this. I am frankly surprised by this.

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    One of the obvious reasons is that the UFC founders -- the Fertitta brothers and Dana White -- have roots here, unlike Bob Arum, for example, who has been here a long time but yet isn't really considered a local, more of a Beverly Hills guy where he keeps his primary residence.

    The late Frank Fertitta, the patriarch, built a small locals casino (Bingo Palace, now Palace Station) into the big "Stations" chain which has a big advertising budget that helps prop up the Review-Journal which like all traditional newspapers has seen revenues drop sharply. The current UNLV football coach, Tony Sanchez, came up from the high school ranks where he built a national powerhouse here at Bishop Gorman, the graduates of which include two generations of Fertittas. Hiring Sanchez was a risky move for the college, but the Fertittas pushed for him and the school wasn't about to say no to one of their biggest benefactors.

    And, of course, the UFC surpassed boxing as a sexy commodity in English-speaking communities, bringing in more sponsorship dollars.

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    • #3
      UFC is in decline. Despite the media hype in Vegas. UFC is trying to get into boxing now.
      Boxing always goes through peaks and valleys.
      The Sweet Science is a gentlemans sport and always lasts the test of time. I respect UFC but it's hard to watch in my opinion.
      I had a masters boxing match in Scranton Pennsylvania and the place was packed. Everyone enjoyed watching boxers duke it out. I find it hard to watch guys rolling on the floor choking each other and applying arm bars. I rather watch college or Olympic wrestling.
      i worked in NYC the Sunday after my fight and missed my train. I went to the bar across the street from Penn and who walked in mma Mike Brisbing. I bought him a beer and the guy was a nice guy. Respect to UFC but boxing will always be popular.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by DEEPWATER3 View Post
        UFC is in decline. Despite the media hype in Vegas. UFC is trying to get into boxing now.
        Boxing always goes through peaks and valleys.
        The Sweet Science is a gentlemans sport and always lasts the test of time. I respect UFC but it's hard to watch in my opinion.
        I had a masters boxing match in Scranton Pennsylvania and the place was packed. Everyone enjoyed watching boxers duke it out. I find it hard to watch guys rolling on the floor choking each other and applying arm bars. I rather watch college or Olympic wrestling.
        i worked in NYC the Sunday after my fight and missed my train. I went to the bar across the street from Penn and who walked in mma Mike Brisbing. I bought him a beer and the guy was a nice guy. Respect to UFC but boxing will always be popular.
        I agree and see UFC losing its popularity some. Their PPV model has peaked and the Fox deal did not grow the business like they had envisioned (or grown into a bigger deal). There are no new fans coming in and some are losing interest. There is a reason too why they are exploring a move into boxing.

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        • #5
          This week really was disproportionate. It's like boxing doesn't even exist in the Boxing Capital of the World. Amazed at this.

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          • #6
            I think it is a bad thing for the UFC to be in BOXING, and dont worry, I dont think they are seriously crossing over.

            The UFC's next step in boxing is probably going to be Cecilia Braekhus vs Cristiane Justino (so called Cyborg). No Ronda makes it a little less glossy but they will be negotiating that here in the short term it appears. The UFC brings spectacle, not sport.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by miguel1 View Post
              I think it is a bad thing for the UFC to be in BOXING, and dont worry, I dont think they are seriously crossing over.

              The UFC's next step in boxing is probably going to be Cecilia Braekhus vs Cristiane Justino (so called Cyborg). No Ronda makes it a little less glossy but they will be negotiating that here in the short term it appears. The UFC brings spectacle, not sport.
              Agree. Plus Holly Holm is due to get into the cage.

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              • #8
                Well, boxing got some print finally on Sunday.It took Loma to do it.

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                • #9
                  Connor McGregor got the newsprint today but in a boxing context

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                  • #10
                    Really boxing is so far behind. I bet you we could get our best writers (there are some good one's arunnd here) to contribute to them free and they would not print it.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by miguel1 View Post
                      Really boxing is so far behind. I bet you we could get our best writers (there are some good one's arunnd here) to contribute to them free and they would not print it.
                      No doubt

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                      • #12
                        Just to rant, there is no administrator of the sport. The baseball, NFL and bodies that govern all other sports have at least some semblance of caring for the sport, the good of the port, the integrity of the sport. That does not exist in boxing in any way shape orform....

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                        • #13
                          UFC has to stand the test of time. Lets see.

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                          • #14
                            Here is the deal, and I may be alone on this. The UFC and boxing are totally different, yet related sports.

                            As with all things in space and time, they have less history in the modern age. But consider, what is modern MMA has its roots in Brazil in the 1970s and Japan in the 80s prior to the UFC. The first UFC was in November of 1993. That was NO RULES. It was a free for all, and I had a chance to see some no gloves, no time limit fights in Brazil iand in gyms in Indiana in the lates 90's.

                            Consider that the Figg era right up through the Broughton rules era in boxing (1700s-1840s). At some point in the late 1880's they added gloves and by the 1920s the US was installing boxing commissions. The first versions of the BBBC in the UK came up in the late 1800's and early 1900s as well.

                            The UFC took exactly 8 years to traverse all of the hundreds of years boxing took to get accepted by commissions. 8 years.

                            It was not just the UFC. There were a lot of other groups and many experimented with a lot of gloves, time limits and rules. 2001 changed all that with the unified rules of MMA and the fact is, it was a group now defunct called the IFC that did the first sanctioned MMA show under the auspices of the New Jersey commission. The first sanctioned UFC was in Jersey as well and they could not have done it without the open mind of Larry Hazzard and his sharp commission lawyer, Nick Lembo.

                            So in terms of NO RULES to RULES AND ACCEPTED sport, UFC did it very efficiently.... but they had boxing's model and fast tracked the TV, PPV Las Vegas acceptance and a bunch of other things on boxing's coat tails.

                            With that said, the other detail here is that boxing is a ultra specialty. MMA have to consider boxing and some techniques of boxing that they may use, but in no way can you consider what they do preparing them for boxing. This is sometimes not respected. In regular terms I think we can all understand, pro boxers are like brown and black belts at their sport and all you really need to get by in MMA is blue belt level.





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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by miguel1 View Post
                              Here is the deal, and I may be alone on this. The UFC and boxing are totally different, yet related sports.

                              As with all things in space and time, they have less history in the modern age. But consider, what is modern MMA has its roots in Brazil in the 1970s and Japan in the 80s prior to the UFC. The first UFC was in November of 1993. That was NO RULES. It was a free for all, and I had a chance to see some no gloves, no time limit fights in Brazil iand in gyms in Indiana in the lates 90's.

                              Consider that the Figg era right up through the Broughton rules era in boxing (1700s-1840s). At some point in the late 1880's they added gloves and by the 1920s the US was installing boxing commissions. The first versions of the BBBC in the UK came up in the late 1800's and early 1900s as well.

                              The UFC took exactly 8 years to traverse all of the hundreds of years boxing took to get accepted by commissions. 8 years.

                              It was not just the UFC. There were a lot of other groups and many experimented with a lot of gloves, time limits and rules. 2001 changed all that with the unified rules of MMA and the fact is, it was a group now defunct called the IFC that did the first sanctioned MMA show under the auspices of the New Jersey commission. The first sanctioned UFC was in Jersey as well and they could not have done it without the open mind of Larry Hazzard and his sharp commission lawyer, Nick Lembo.

                              So in terms of NO RULES to RULES AND ACCEPTED sport, UFC did it very efficiently.... but they had boxing's model and fast tracked the TV, PPV Las Vegas acceptance and a bunch of other things on boxing's coat tails.

                              With that said, the other detail here is that boxing is a ultra specialty. MMA have to consider boxing and some techniques of boxing that they may use, but in no way can you consider what they do preparing them for boxing. This is sometimes not respected. In regular terms I think we can all understand, pro boxers are like brown and black belts at their sport and all you really need to get by in MMA is blue belt level.




                              Great post Miguel. Nothing I can add.

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