Originally Posted by NearHypnos
... What? Since when was this a war? The bigger boxing fights do better... This isnt even news. A global sport with an extremely rich history compared to a relatively new league (because ufc is not the sport.. Its the league basically). Ok... Didn't know they were competing.... There's some cross over fans from both sports, sure... But football isnt out there competing with basketball.
Some rough summaries of what the president of the UFC has said about boxing...
"Boxing is your father's sport, UFC is taking over."
"There are no young boxers, they're all coming into MMA now."
"Manny vs Mayweather will be the last big fight in boxing"
"There will be no new stars in boxing"
"Nike are sacking Pacman and replacing him with Jon Jones"
"Nobody gives a **** about Marquez vs Pacman. Nobody knows who Marquez is"
"Purchased LA boxing gyms then rubbed it in our faces"
"Boxers always have the same old story - uneducated street thugs"
"We've passed boxing, boxing's history."
They schedule their fights on the same days as boxing matches in order to sap viewers. Also, have you noticed FOX have been referring to the UFC as "the combat sport of the future"? What do you think that's about?