Originally Posted by Rhino_Man
I think what will ultimately hurt them is if they do develop a fighter, under current conditions he will leave for the UFC or Pride.
MMA is not a team sport. I for one can say I have no desire to support a local MMA team. There is no appeal there.
The events look cheap and the quality of the fighters is sub-par.
Even the Pride broadcast on Fox looks like crap.
I know most of you guys think that MMA is getting huge fast but I think it is getting over exposed to some degree and will start to pull back a bit. The TUF thing works because of the reality show element with the drama of the fighters. But it has a shelf life.
You see the same thing with Soccer in the US, every 10 years it blows up for awhile and then it disappears. I predict a backlash at some point.
They are a growing orginazation.
I think their production value is pretty high for a new show and very very profesional (I can say that as a educated production person, having a 4yr degree in film production and 2 years experience as a Gaffer and Key Grip)
MMA fighters train as a team. they are cornered as a team. we credit them with being part of that team or camp. why is it such a strech for you??
SUre right now some of their fighters are new. but their are more and more veterans joining teams. and its less than a year old.
with the way they treat their fighters we will see more vets joining their ranks in time.
they really have the chance on being the first global league in any sport.
i don't like nascar, shit i'm from NY so its wierd to us them as a reference. but do you consider nascar to be an individual sport?
and not to beat this over used connection but anyone who has wrestled knows its a team sport and an individual. its as much about repping the guys you work with as it is yourself.
i agree with the fact that mma's rubber expantion in the last 2 years will have a cooling down period. but people love to watch fights. theirs no novelty (like soccer) its the oldest form of sport