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Old 08-09-2012, 10:50 AM   #1
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MMA is officially mainstream. I predict a huge UFC card in NYC before the end of 2013. When the big corporations get involved shit gets done...Quick.
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:54 AM   #2
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Didnt Anderson have a Nike deal years ago? And Rashad had the Microsoft commercial if memory serves
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:56 AM   #3
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With Jones being an English speaking American this is different altogether IMO.
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:58 AM   #4
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Good point, Id wait abit before you can say MMA is mainstream though, but it is a good sign
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Old 08-09-2012, 11:00 AM   #5
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Didnt Anderson have a Nike deal years ago? And Rashad had the Microsoft commercial if memory serves
Silva was wearing Nike pro compression shorts in his last fight and if memory serves he didnt have any sponsors on there , could be wrong about that but deffo Nike
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Old 08-09-2012, 11:00 AM   #6
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Impossible not to make the comparison to when Nike moved into Golf to sponsor you know who. Feels like a watershed moment for the sport.
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Old 08-09-2012, 11:05 AM   #7
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Yeah but it gave a rub to you know who as opposed to Golf. But I think MMA has ALOT more entertainment factor than golf, it goes without saying. But there's alot more money selling golfing apparel than there is T-shirts with skulls on them too
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Old 08-09-2012, 11:11 AM   #8
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Yeah but it gave a rub to you know who as opposed to Golf. But I think MMA has ALOT more entertainment factor than golf, it goes without saying. But there's alot more money selling golfing apparel than there is T-shirts with skulls on them too
Yeah, but Golf was already established as a sport. Nike seek out the stand out athletes and generate buzz and interest and turn them into superstars. Nike is a huge global money making machine that can promote all around the world. They will make a star of Jones and the sport will grow as a result.
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Old 08-09-2012, 11:19 AM   #9
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Yep. Mostly because of his close friendship with Ronaldo.....
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Old 08-09-2012, 11:20 AM   #10
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Hopefully it will lead to them getting behind a few more guys, maybe even sponsoring the sport itself
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:06 PM   #11
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Anderson and a few other guys had local deals, Jones is the first to get a worldwide sponsorship.
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Old 08-09-2012, 04:37 PM   #12
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What? Anderson has been sponsored by Nike since a couple of fights back
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What? Anderson has been sponsored by Nike since a couple of fights back
I think he meant a Nike regional deal
Jones is the first to have Nike worldwide and his own line of Nike apparel
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Old 08-09-2012, 07:51 PM   #14
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About time. I mean MMA has a market, the number of idiots with Tapout t-shirts proves that. Nike did something similar when they moved into making Skateboarding gear. If they think they can get a buck out of it, they'll do it.
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Old 08-09-2012, 09:14 PM   #15
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MMA is officially mainstream. I predict a huge UFC card in NYC before the end of 2013. When the big corporations get involved shit gets done...Quick.

dude theyre selling ufc bedsheets in BIG W. it doesnt get any more mainstream than that.
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