Introducing first, in the red corner, this man is president of the biggest mixed martial arts promotion in the world, he pulls no punches, curses like a sailor, plays high-stakes blackjack and is convinced that fighting is in our DNA. He stands 5'10" tall, weighing in at 200 pounds, fighting out of Las Vegas, Nevada, Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaana Whiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiite:
"It was a big move to put 42,000 tickets on sale [for UFC 129 in Toronto, Canada]. I’ll admit I was a little nervous about it. So obviously I’m blown away.... I’ve been saying for a long time that this is going to be the biggest sport in the world.... I think people might think I’m not nuts any more."
And his opponent, in the blue corner, this man is a professional crook, he has admitted to bribing high-ranking boxing officials (among others), he sucks the life out of the sweet science and doesn't give anything back. He stands 5'11" tall, weighing in at lord only knows, fighting out of Las Vegas, Nevada, Booooooooooooooooob Aruuuuuuuuuuuum:
"I don't want to demean UFC, because they've done a marvelous job of marketing. But it's the same audience over and over. It's white males, and they have never been able to expand their demographic. The Hispanics don't care anything for it. Most African-Americans don't watch it. Hey, this country is becoming more and more Hispanic, and it's growing African-American (in the) audience. So the future success of UFC is limited. The success of boxing is not, because boxing reaches those groups. The only demographic that boxing has lost is the white, young males, period."
Ding-ding! Pick a winner, please.