SHOCKING: Mikaela Mayer Reveals the Real Reason Why UFC Is So Popular Today

Published 08/04/2021, 12:40 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 14: In this handout image provided by Top Rank, Mikaela Mayer sits in her corner during her junior lightweight bout against Helen Joseph (not pictured) at MGM Grand Conference Center Grand Ballroom on July 14, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mikey Williams/Top Rank via Getty Images)


In today’s decorated combat sports world, the UFC has emerged as a fan favorite across all boundaries. The biggest MMA promotion has put on some of the most iconic fights that have hooked in millions of fans. The UFC has not only accrued its fan base from MMA, but there are many boxers like Mikaela Mayer who enjoy its fights and look up to this fight promotion.

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Mayer, a household name in women’s boxing, recently had some words of wisdom for the UFC.

In her recent interview with The Schmo, she said, “That’s the difference between boxing and MMA. And I think q lot of MMA fans don’t really acknowledge that but. Or they don’t understand like why aren’t these big fights happening. It’s a huge, it’s a huge reason why the UFC is so popular right now.”

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“If you’re like any top fighter and you call out a fighter and you say let’s make this happen, Dana White’s going to step in and say, Okay, there’s fans behind this, there’s excitement behind this, let’s make that happen.”

Furthermore, she even admitted that making fights isn’t easy in boxing, as there are different promoters and networks involved in any negotiation.

On the other hand, UFC caters to fans’ needs and they always come up with the best possible fights. This, in return, has worked wonders for Dana White and the promotion.

Is Mikaela Mayer correct with her point of view?

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The undefeated boxer seemed blunt with her opinion, and she didn’t fail to point out the present-day drawbacks in the sport of boxing.

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – JUNE 30: Lightweight Mikaela Mayer raises her arm as trainer Al Mitchell looks on before the start of the bout at the Chesapeake Energy Arena on June 30, 2018 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Mayer (6-0, 3 KOs) defeated Sheena Kaine (5-1, 1 KO) by unanimous decision. (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images)

Promoters and networks need to work in favor of making the ‘Sweet Science’ one of the biggest sports on the planet. And that’ll only happen once they garner the fans’ attention by giving out the best fights possible.

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That said, it’ll be intriguing to see if Mayer’s statements prove to bring a positive change in the sport. What do you draw off Mayer’s comments?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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