“Sugar” Ray Leonard Puts Over UFC, Rampage Jackson

The following is an excerpt from an interview with boxing legend “Sugar” Ray Leonard from TVWeek.com.

Thanks to Justin Bullock from the MMANews.com forums for the find.

Question: Do you watch Mixed Martial Arts competitions such as the UFC? If so are you a fan?

Sugar Ray Leonard: I do watch it. When I first saw it, I thought it was a bit much, but that was before they were regulated. Now I watch it and I like it.

I think what the UFC in particular has done, is something we haven’t done in a long time and that’s create superstars. Rampage Jackson is a character and a hell of a fighter, and you have other guys who stand out as well. That’s the key to success.

Most people don’t tune in to boxing to watch boxing, there has to be a story, personality, and style to bring in the masses. Of course, you have fans who watch no matter what, but to grow you need to have the package.