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All Purpose UFC/MMA/That Kind Of Thing Thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Mr7134, Dec 11, 2006.

  1. Mr7134

    Mr7134 Member

  2. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Re: "60 Minutes" piece on UFC/MMA

    Pretty good story. Loved the lead...(paraphrasing): "If there is a baseball game on one street corner, a football game on another corner, a basketball game on another corner and a fight breaks out on the fourth corner...everyone from the other three corners is going to go watch the fight." How true.
     
  3. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Re: "60 Minutes" piece on UFC/MMA

    Good story.

    Also, I was surprised at how much I like Anderson Cooper on the show. His story wasn't anything award winning, but I could see him growing into a role their very nicely. He had one really bad stand-up where the camera was shoved right into his face way too close.
     
  4. Almost_Famous

    Almost_Famous Active Member

    Re: "60 Minutes" piece on UFC/MMA

    i had no clue it was such a cash cow. damn.

    personally, i can't stomach that stuff. fighting is cool, but these guys are beating the shit out of each other.

    nice, though, to see fake wrestling falling out of the picture.
     
  5. Re: "60 Minutes" piece on UFC/MMA

    That MMA seems to draw less interest here on a board populated by people in the sports media biz than seemingly anywhere else is a pretty damning indictment on how far behind the curve we've been with this sport.
     
  6. Twoback

    Twoback Active Member

    Re: "60 Minutes" piece on UFC/MMA

    And proud of it.
    That's no sport. I don't care how many people pay to watch it. People watched Dancing With The Stars, too. Not a sport.
     
  7. Re: "60 Minutes" piece on UFC/MMA

    So you blend freestyle wrestling, Greco-Roman wrestling, boxing, judo and taekwondo, which are all Olympic sports, and throw in several other martial arts disciplines, and are proud to say that you don't consider the finished product a sport. Brilliant.
     
  8. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Re: "60 Minutes" piece on UFC/MMA

    Bruce, I don't know that I'd be basing my argument on whether UF is a sport on the Olympics.

    According to them, ballroom dancing is a sport, while baseball is not.

    Just saying.
     
  9. Re: "60 Minutes" piece on UFC/MMA

    OK then Zeke, under what guidelines would you call collegiate-style wrestling, which is where a lot of the most successful UFC fighters come from, "not a sport?"
     
  10. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Re: "60 Minutes" piece on UFC/MMA

    Wrestling is a sport. In college, in high school, people compete under a fairly consistent set of rules.

    UF is people beating the shit out of each other. They have one-off versions of this crap in every podunk town in the country, there is no coherent set of rules and the people come to swill cheap beer and watch a couple of cranked-up meatheads crack each other's heads.

    That ain't a sport.
     
  11. Re: "60 Minutes" piece on UFC/MMA

    No, actually there are weight classes, rounds, time limits, a list of something like 35 fouls that are prohibited, doctors in attendance, state athletic commission oversight, and there's never been an injury worse than a broken arm (edit: at least in the UFC. Can't vouch for every podunk show out there). At least learn what it is and isn't before jumping to conclusions.
     
  12. daemon

    daemon Member

    Re: "60 Minutes" piece on UFC/MMA

    Bruce -

    People want to watch other people beating the shit out of each other. They don't want to read about it.

    I've read a couple of trend stories on the emergence of UFC but I don't think you can make a logical argument that sports pages should start covering the sport on a regular basis though.
     
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