Why is Ufc So Popular?
Why is UFC So Popular?
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Why is UFC So Popular?
On the eve of UFC 116 in which two men weighing in at 265 lbs will be put in an octagon surrounded by a 10 foot cage and will fight each other until one is too badly injured to continue on or time runs out. I find it is an appropriate time to ask the question: why is UFC so popular?
In the past few years UFC has gone from a small sport to the fastest growing sport in the world. It has gone from a measly worth of about $15 million to over $3 billion and continues to grow at an amazing pace. The cost to watch one of these UFC events is almost $45 ($44.99). This is a staggering amount, and I am trying to find out why people would pay that much to watch an event like that when you can be watching numerous other sports that are free and are surely as intense.
In my opinion, the reason UFC is so popular is because it appeals to our primal urges and goes back to the days of the roman gladiators when they use to fight to the death. In a few UFC fights I have watched, it is usually the same story. The fighters come into the ring, shake hands, and then basicly see who can beat down the other until he is too hurt to stand up. If the fighter thinks he will lose solely throwing punches he will simply try to break a body part of the other fighter until out of sheer pain and agony, his opponent is forced to tap out.
If you still don’t believe me that they practically fight to the death and can suffer severe injuries from this sport, listen to this. A show called “Sports Science” looked at a UFC fighter named Quinton Rampage Jackson and compared one of his punches to having the same force as a teenage hippo sitting on top of your head. I did a bit of research and a hippo can weight anywhere from 1.5 to 3 tonnes. Now if you don’t think having a hippo land directly on top of your head will give you brain damage then I don’t know what your logic is. Numerous times fights have had to be stopped half way through because the doctor has said it is no longer safe for the fighter to continue. I respect the UFC for doing this as it stops fighters from facing further injuries but there is still the fact of what the sport is made up of. In my opinion this sport is nothing else than 2 fighters seeing who the last man standing is. In UFC 115 I watched as Chuck Liddell a veteran of the UFC and the octagon was physically punished and took blows and blows to the head. It was not long in this fight before a huge gash under Chuck Liddell’s eye opened and blood began to flow out of the battered body and cover the floor with blood. The fight however was not called by the referee and continued for some time while Chuck Liddell’s face could not be seen almost due to the vast amount of blood covering his face.