UFC 138: Not Everyone Thinks the UFC Is Bigger Than Boxing
The UFC returns to the UK this weekend, and while they are only a week away from their megafight between Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos on Fox, not everyone is in full agreement that they are bigger than boxing just yet, at least not in the UK.
On a recent Pardon the Interruption UK, Buncey gave his opinion as to why:
I don't agree with it for the simple reason that the UFC is a brand. The UFC isn't a sport. Mixed martial arts is the sport. Most mixed martial arts events take place, and they are rubbish. They are garbage.
The UFC is brilliant, it's sensational.
There are no 11 year olds in mixed martial arts gyms. There is no culture for it. They [UFC] are in the UK two or three times a year, and there are probably 300 boxing shows a year. That's a big difference.
This weekend's card is headlined by heavy-handed middleweight fighters Chris Leben and Mark Munoz, who might only be one or two fights away from a title shot against UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva.
Other main card bouts include Cyrille Diabate vs. Anthony Perosh, Terry Etim vs. Eddie Faaloloto, Thiago Alves vs. Papy Abedi and Brad Pickett vs. Renan Barao.
The fights will be broadcast via tape delay on Spike TV.
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