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    im not saying that a PPV isnt a good indication

    im saying comparing a Rahman fight to a Chuck Liddell fight is an unfair comparrison cuz Chuck Liddell is a huge star in the UFC, and Rahman is not

    but if you compare a huge star like Chuck to a star like Trinidad or Winky you find that the buys are very close..theres a good reason for that

    I agree with what your saying about the 11-18 thing but you do realise that it would be very hard for Boxing to take that age group from the UFC, do you see how the UFC markets itself? the music, and all that.. its a lot more attracting to teenagers then it is to adults if you ask me.. and Boxing is more appealing to adults. You kind of need that flashy, highlight reel boxer in boxing to attract the 11-18 year olds.. the Mike Tyson type.
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    and I dont believe that Boxing is gonna compete with the UFC I think there two different sports, comparable yes because there is boxing in the UFC but there different sports

    there as different as Rugby is to football.. the only sport I See boxing competing with because it is similar to it is kickboxing, and of course boxing takes the crown there.

    The UFC talks about boxing because hell who else are they gonna compete with in the states? Pride isnt over here yet.. if Pride blew up like the UFC and came to the states (doubt they will) it be UFC vs Pride not UFC vs Boxing, cuz UFC and Pride are the same sport.. and there lies the problem, Boxing is unified and MMA isnt so how can MMA compete with Boxing? Yea its gonna be the #1 combat sport in the world im sure of that.. but I also believe that Boxing has been around for 100 years, MMA is a new thing.. you been watchin Boxing for years and years and a new thing comes along of course its gonna start off with a bang, it will eventually die down but I still believe once it dies down that it will still rank over boxing.. and it has nothing to do with MMA, but more-so that boxing is hurting itself right now but still in good shape.. The Contender gets great ratings and everything and Boxing still fills the stands ( still dont know what fights you were watchin ) And they still bring in a lot of PPV buys, but if the HW division continues to be weak there in trouble..

    Dana White says that Boxing is in deep crap when De La Hoya retires.. I dont believe that my problem with De La Hoya is he could save boxing! if he fought PBF that would draw so many viewers.. yet he keeps rejecting the fight, PBF is the best boxer out right now and the most marketable boxer.. not DLH so Boxing could survive without DLH cuz its got a lot of other stars.. but Boxing could really use a DLH/PBF fight right now and some heavyweights as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Afro Samurai
    Ok I have no biased unlike you because UNLIKE YOU I understand that as a fan I can enjoy them both, I also understand that BOXING IS GOING NO WHERE anyone with intelligence and an unbiased opinion would know that... MMA and Boxing are two entirely different sports its like saying Basketball will put down Football.. wont happen. 2nd of all holding on to another boxer in boxing is broken up in like a second so it sounds to me like your just finding things to complain about. The prince guy who is a solid boxer couldnt beat Roy thats why it went to a decision, some fights arent that exciting but you cant judge the whole sport on 1 fight.. go watch the Hopkins-Tarver fight, the Winky-Taylor fight, and theres a long list of other fights that happened THIS YEAR that were extremely exciting.. this was one of the best years of boxing. Learn somethin about boxing before you go on your Anti-boxing rampage.

    my man..... you put it in a way bettter understandment for othewr people......... thanx for that.............
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