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ufc exhibition bouts?

With the ufc fox sports deal in place would exhibition bouts help to attract new potential fans?




Exhibition bouts have been a long time staple of the combat sport world since the 19th century so should the ufc ever tap into this classic tradition? Ufc is the king of mma events but does that mean they can't attract the attention of other elite combat sport athletes from sister sports? Remember the fedor vs aoki grappling match? Is there a place for these type of 'fun bouts' as well? Would invitations to the top combat specialists interest ufc fans? Perhaps cross over bouts to entice world class boxers kickboxers bjj champs and judo players? Would it be worth it for dana to pay through the nose for pac-man vs a top ufc striker? Lesnar vs mir 1 in 2008 was tantamount to an exhibition and accomplished a similar effect with the wrestling fan cross over. With the possible end of strikeforce someday would female bouts have any place in the ufc? Any thoughts?

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