Originally Posted by Sniggles
Bisping knows how to sell a fight.
No wonder why Bisping will leapfrog the other contenders. The new generation of fighters, like Weidman, would learn well from Bisping and Sonnen. They will start to create brands for themselves like Rory "GQ" McDonald is beginning to.
UFC fighters have the option of being taught how to market and create a brand for themselves at annual retreats/conferences. Some learn better than the others.
I enjoy some drama, it keeps the sport interesting. I liken it to the hockey rivalries which creates more emotional investment in games.
I am excited for the start of the NHL season!
I completely agree. There's nothing wrong with adding a little more intrigue and emotion to a fight. I'm sure there are dozens of fights I could name that were FOTN/FOTY candidates but I just wasn't as interested because of couldn't root for or against one of the competitors. One good example that's coming up will be the Ellenberger/Hendricks fight. On paper it should be pretty awesome, but I am just not all that interested in either guy.
Back in the hayday of WWE I remember listening to an interview with someone (don't remember who) and they said something along the lines of "It doesn't matter if you're loved or hated, it's only a problem when fans are indifferent to you"