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ESPN testing out the interest of MMA on its readers/listeners?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Alma, May 24, 2007.

  1. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    One of my freelance writing clients is a regional magazine (average readership: 50-year-old women with time and money to burn), and they asked me last week for a profile on a local MMA guy. That floored me. And also told me that this thing isn't just a passing fad in the sports universe.
     
  2. jimnorden

    jimnorden Member

    I think ufc/mma is much like the internet - a fad.
     
  3. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    Not big ones. Spike, and pay-per-view, of course.
     
  4. My bad ... I meant in terms of national sports web site coverage, and it seems like most of the major newspapers have done at least the trend piece on UFC, not on the television end.
     
  5. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Zuffa did a cocktail party at last year's APSE convention.
     
  6. BillyT

    BillyT Active Member

    OK, I have been around a long time, and I like to think I am on the clue bus.

    But I had to look up MMA.

    Is the acronym really that common across the country? I mean, I know what Ultimate Fighting is, but I always figured it as an offshoot of pro wrestling. I guess I have something to learn.
     
  7. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

    Nope.
     
  8. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Well, poker is an entertainment, not a sport (if you counter me, prepare to defend Phil Hellmuth, Doyle Brunson and a 90-year-old grandma as athletes). As for UFC, not my demographic, not my networks, not my place to judge.
     
  9. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    Agreed, and ESPN still rides that train hard, trying to get every last gasp. No matter that ESPN is the last one on to the UFC train, once they get ahold of it, it too shall be run into the ground as a fad.
     
  10. John

    John Well-Known Member

    That's because it's not an acronym. They're initials. D.A.R.E. is an acronym.
     
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