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Ultimate Fighting coverage

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by WSKY, Jun 17, 2006.

  1. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    Well, like I said earlier, that's entirely possible. I'm just not well-enough acquainted with it to tell you just what the demographic is, or what kind of staying power it has.
  2. Knighthawk

    Knighthawk Member

    Do papers really have boxing columnists and analysts any more? I live in a city with a pretty vast boxing history, and the major papers here don't have anyone approaching a full-time boxing guy. Heck, one of them doesn't even cover the sport at this point.

    Maybe it's a regional issue and boxing gets more play in other areas, but when I said that I would cover UFC like I cover boxing, I wasn't at all arguing that it should get tons of print.
  3. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    I could be wrong, but I think you could actually draw a parallel between boxing coverage and lacrosse coverage these days. Boxing has its pockets -- AC, Las Vegas, NYC, near casinos -- where it gets coverage. But in other places, it's hardly a blip. Just like lacrosse coverage is concentrated around the Beltways and upstate New York.

    And as was mentioned before, the practice of starting title fights around 11 p.m. on a Saturday night doesn't help them one bit.
  4. spnited

    spnited Active Member

  5. Seabasket

    Seabasket Active Member

    I heard that during APSE, the UFC threw a cocktail party for sports editors to try to educate them about the sport. Was wondering if anyone went and what impressions they came away with.
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