- Jun 9, 2006
- Reaction score
If the UFC wants to cater to a grown-up audience, maybe they should start by having the competitors act like adults and classy professional athletes instead of like professional wrestlers.
(and yes, I respect pro wrestlers for their athleticism, but pro wrestling is a exhibition, not a true competition, and the smack talking in pro wrestling is all part of the show)
As long as the competitors continue to show each other disrespect, it is going to be difficult to demand respect from the audience that kind of behavior attracts.
DEAD RIGHT ON.
But UFC won't do it, and I'll tell you why they won't do it right now:
The reason they will not do that thing is because that thing is not in their business interest.
The ones who buy the tickets and buy the pay per view are, by and large, not cultured, intelligent martial artists but rather the lowest-common-denominator, mid-teens to-early-20s unsavory riffraff types. Its simple numbers that there are more of them than of us to buy the tickets and PPV
. With the way the fighters are encouraged to act this should come as no surprise to anyone.
Perhaps if more people such as those of us here, who actually HAVE the brains to use, did the decent thing and boycotted, this problem would not be so prevalent.