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  •  Boxing is a shadow of what it once was.... (1+ / 0-)
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    It used to be the most popular sport in the country by far, now it's an afterthought.

    GODSPEED TO THE WISCONSIN FOURTEEN!

    by LordMike on Sat Sep 21, 2013 at 10:03:03 PM PDT

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    •  This is true, and PPV has done a large part of the (1+ / 0-)
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      damage that there is; still, Boxing rakes in very good pay cable numbers and is still a significant money maker.

      Gandhi's Seven Sins: Wealth without work; Pleasure without conscience; Knowledge without character; Commerce without morality; Science without humanity; Worship without sacrifice; Politics without principle

      by Chris Reeves on Sat Sep 21, 2013 at 10:19:14 PM PDT

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    •  But violence still seems to have a following (0+ / 0-)

      UFC has been growing over the years. By 2006 it made more money than the WWE and boxing combined. At least some Americans still seem to like to watch ultra violent sports.

      Here are some of the numbers for recent fights

      Event    Date    Rating    Share    Viewers    Ref.
      Velasquez vs. dos Santos    November 12, 2011    3.1    5    5.7 million   
      Evans vs. Davis    January 28, 2012    2.6    5    4.7 million
      Diaz vs. Miller    May 5, 2012    1.5    3    2.4 million   
      Shogun vs. Vera    August 4, 2012    1.4    3    2.4 million
      Henderson vs. Diaz    December 8, 2012    2.5    5    4.4 million
      Johnson vs. Dodson    January 26, 2013    2.4    5    4.2 million
      Henderson vs. Melendez    April 20, 2013    2.2    4    3.7 million
      Johnson vs. Moraga    July 27, 2013    1.5    3    2.4 million   

      “We can always count on the Americans to do the right thing, after they have exhausted all the other possibilities.” - Winston Chuchill

      by se portland on Sun Sep 22, 2013 at 10:33:26 AM PDT

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