I am getting so tired of these combat sport participants running track during matches. Floyd Mayweather created this monster in boxing and now it has carried over into the UFC. I had almost given up on boxing after watching pay-per-view after pay-per-view of Floyd Mayweather running from opponent after opponent and getting a win each time. Now it has carried over into the UFC. I watched joanna jedrzejczyk run from Jessica Andrade and scared to engage. Out of her terrible performance she got the win and praises fromDana White. I have vowed that fighters who perform in this manner will never get my dollars for pay-per-views. Now today I got to see Alexander Gustafsson run (literally) around the cage from Glover Teixeira. Luckily he got the knockout but still a majority of the fight he was scared to engage. If these type of performances continue to not only be allowed but also praised, combat sports are in danger.
Well working through the TUF seasons. I was not impressed with TUF Season 2 and I feel like Rashad Evans has not reached his full potential. Michael Bisping is on TUF Season 3 and is the current champ for his weight class. I am hoping this season will be impressive, plus I am a Matt Hamil fan. I love the UFC and hope it doesn’t get commercialized like boxing but Conor McGregor is killing the sport for me.
I am a huge boxing fan and have been for over twenty years. Now that is often hard to believe because I am a female but I attribute it to being my Dad’s only child. I always say I had to be the girl & the tomboy so my Dad got the best of both worlds in me. Now back to boxing, I have been a fan since the Don King era. Although I am NOT a fan of Don King I have a lot of respect for what he brought to boxing. He paired some of the best fights because he had the market cornered. Even if you weren’t promoted by him you sought his promotion because his fights made money. Now it is questionable how many of his fighters saw that money as evidenced by Mike Tyson. However, it was a wonderful experience for boxing fans that the best fight for the public would be the next fight for the public. In the day and age of rapper Fifty-Cents being a fight promoter, with most fights you need change for a penny. I am disappointed that promoters like Bob Arum and Golden Boy Promotions can’t put on their big boy pants and think of the sport and it’s fans. Like it would hurt them to split the 60 million they have left after paying their fights. God forbid we ask grown men to share. I am slowly becoming partial to the UFC. I have heard that it’s Dana White’s way or the highway but he gives the fans the fights they want to see and there is no question to that. Boxing promoters better get on board or their billion dollar empire is in jeopardy.