A New Era For The Fight Game!

Posted: November 12, 2011 in Uncategorized
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When Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos step into the octogon tonight they will be making history. It will be the first time in over two decades that a heavyweight championship fight will be televised on “free tv.”

There was a time when you could watch the biggest fights for free. I know most of you have no idea what I’m talking about but trust me, it happened. Of course all the big fights were boxing matches because there was no Mixed Marshal Arts back then. But you could watch Sugar Ray Leonard or Larry Holmes fight for free. All you had to do was turn on you tv.

And then all the Big Fights went to Pay Per View. And now there really are no more Big Fights in boxing. As fans we never get to see the match ups we really want. (Floyd Mayweather I’m looking in your direction).

That is why I have become such a big MMA fan. They continually give the fans the match ups we want to see. Fighters are not able to duck other fighters in MMA they way the can in boxing (still looking in your direction Floyd). This is mostly due to the fact that there is really only one main organization in MMA and that is the UFC. They demand that top fighters will fight other top fighters. Boxing has so many governing organizations that have become so corrupt you almost never see a Big Fight any more.

When was the last time you were really excited about a boxing match? Think about it. Be honest, it was a while ago. I get geeked for at least one fight for every UFC event.

Hopefully the Velasquez/dos Santos fight will be the return of the Big Fight to free tv and will usher in an era of MMA dominance in the fight game.

Every boxing promoter should take a lesson from Dana White and the UFC: give the fans what they want.

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