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Old 03-12-2015, 03:59 AM   #16
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I thought that boxing was really popular in the US
i don't know shit about what's popular or what most people like. i live under a rock where i don't understand why heavyweights are more popular than lighter weights, or why just punching people is more popular a sport than punching and kicking people. and most of my friends are lame people who like baseball. do we have a snoring smiley?


like dave said, too much money too late in their careers.
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do we have a snoring smiley?

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This is the best we can do:

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i don't understand why heavyweights are more popular than lighter weights, or why just punching people is more popular a sport than punching and kicking people.

Is boxing still more popular than MMA? I know lots of people who follow and know and discuss the fighters in the UFC but it's been a very long time since I've heard anybody talk about boxers or boxing in general like that. But it could just be my generation.
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Old 03-12-2015, 08:47 AM   #19
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UFC has clearly passed boxing by, although they're getting stale themselves, with their 8 pay per views per month game plan.
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Old 03-12-2015, 09:20 AM   #20
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Mayweather VS Pacquiao, who's your favourite?

I always just assume boxing is still a bigger deal because who has ever heard of any other kind of fighter making 200 million dollars for going to a decision against a guy who still lives in his mother's basement*. The ufc will hope you're gullible enough to belive believe that mma is "the fastest growing sport"(tm) just as quickly as the sports journalists who cover it will be to tell you that it's a total niche sport while simultaneously reminding you that pro wrestling is way more popular (and not even a sport). Going off the anecdotal sampling of people I know, I'm pretty sure 99% only reminded that either boxing or mma still exist when they're subjected to commercials for one or the other during a football game. Only thing I do know is that it's rather difficult to follow mma without seeing at least a half a dozen articles about how badly ppv buy rates have been suffering in the last few years after every single ppv card.


*who was it someone that Mayweather fought relatively recently that was still living in their mom's basement? Or was it when Pacquiao fought Algieri? I'm too lazy to google this shit or try to find whatever mma-related podcast I was listening to where they brought it up.
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Old 03-12-2015, 01:04 PM   #21
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UFC pretty much shot themselves in the foot by over saturating the market...

A guy like Mayweather makes what he makes because of the business his fights bring to the casinos more than anything else.

I mean a single room at Excalibur for the Mayweather Pacquaio fight, is going for well over $500 a night. The rooms at that dump usually coat around $39 a night (which comes with a complimentary case of HPV).

Rooms at the Cosmo start at $800/night with a 2 night minimum... A 500+% markup.
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Old 03-12-2015, 01:26 PM   #22
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Ew, who the fuck wants to stay at Excalibur?
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Old 03-12-2015, 02:42 PM   #23
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I always stay at Mandalay Bay. On the way to the strip we take the monorail or whatever it's called up to Excalibur and walk through the casino to get to the other side. Always reminds me of somewhere Eddie from Vacation would stay.
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Mandalay Bay is just so far away from everything else
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Mandalay Bay is just so far away from everything else

It's actually quite nice, the ex and I went to the aquarium (which itself was a bit of a letdown) but had to walk alllllll the way through the place to get to it. The problem was that most of the shopping, which was the big attraction for her, is up closer to the Wynn/TI/Venetian area, and it's kind of a far walk if it's the middle of the afternoon and 95+ outside. I know there's a monorail but I don't want to have to take transit every time I want to go somewhere in Vegas.

If it was up closer to where Planet Hollywood is, or across from Monte Carlo even, I'd stay there for sure.

One place I will recommend everyone stay the fuck away from, fight or no fight, is Caesars. The casino floor is nice, but holy shit the hotel is old and run by a bunch of spider monkeys who recently only figured out how to hold basic tools.
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I love Mandalay's backyard water park- lazy river, wave pool, etc. especially on the days when it's sofa king hot. The walking distance is indeed a bitch, but helps offset the consumption of copious amount of food and adult beverages.
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can't figure out why there is so much more money in boxing than MMA

I used to think Dan White was just stealing all the money, but I guess they are some what transparent with where the money goes

I think the world wide PPVs for a Mayweather fight exceeds almost any UFC top event, is that true?

I do want to see this fight, hopefully the card will have some other decent fights. I will go to a theater unless the costs exceeds the $25- $30 range.
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There's maybe 2 boxing PPVs per year that gets the attention of anyone who isn't a diehard... UFC has a PPV every other week it seems. They were on their way to taking over, but they diluted the market.

Plus boxing is better for gamblers, so it'll always be bigger in Vegas.
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Mayweather is a shitty person who I will be rooting against. That's all I really care about.
So, last year, knowing basically nothing about Mayweather, I saw him interviewed at a BET Genius Talk. Prior to that, I knew his name and nothing else, besides the major facts about his boxing career.

I left that event thinking he was a super great guy. He seemed really humble, eloquent and giving. (Mike Tyson was being interviewed by Common afterwards, which is what I was there to see, and I suppose by contrast with Tyson, anyone would sound like a Harvard scholar, but I digress.)

It was right after that where I started to pay more attention when I heard his name, which I did frequently. "he's a shitty person, he can't read, etc."

I realize that a quick bit if googling will solve this rather easily, but is he seriously that bad a guy? Does he just have a great PR team that sets him up with these charitable things?

I'll do some googling, but I just wanted to share some possibly amusing misunderstanding from someone who apparently lives under a rock.

Edit: Yep, that didn't take long. I see what the issue is.
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I'm gonna be watching this
Got sucked in by the hype.
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