Originally Posted by Matt Boone
"why not try to bring in Rampage. He is the biggest name Dana could bring in & would generate the most interest bar none"
Wrong. But among the die-hard fans, that's obviously the one we want the most. Mainstream fans, the casual audience, they don't have a clue who Rampage is.
Not sure what you're talking about here. I assume you mean casual fans who watch UFC only, because joe public won't even know who Chuck Liddle is.
What's the percentage of "casual fans" in the US that pay big bucks to attend the UFC events or subscribe to PPV?
I'll be the first to admit that the most famous mma fighter I knew before I "got into" mma was Shamrock, but my dad (who's a die hard boxing fan) knows who Rampage is because of his KO over Chuck. I would wager that if you surveyed outside any mma show "who would you want to see against Chuck Liddle?", you'll get a 50/50 split between Silva & Rampage.