The UFC can certainly teach boxing a thing or two when it comes to marketing; Character development, national television, I don’t know, maybe a website.
But after watching the biggest name in mixed martial arts leave himself open to a punch Floyd Mayweather only wishes he could throw – because a Mayweather opponent would never get caught like that – its hard not to come away disappointed with the “fastest growing sport” in the world.
The truth is boxing should be ashamed of itself for even being compared to a sport filled with guys who would be working for Vince McMahon if their acting wasn’t as embarrassing as their defense.
Of UFC 71’s nine fights on Saturday night, six ended in three minutes or less, including the main event which –following a minute of dancing- lasted all of one punch. Even the knockouts didn’t have that exciting wow he just got his ass whipped boxing feel.
And this form of fighting is supposed to KO boxing? It just makes no sense. After actually watching a full UFC, my opinion remains the same.
It’s just real wrestling.
With shorter, less exciting matches.