Every Wednesday, Administrative Editor Jordan Breen welcomes a member of the mixed martial arts media into “Press Row” on the Sherdog.com blog. This week, Breen is joined by Sherdog.com contributor and SiriuxXM radio personality Danny Acosta.
With the UFC looking to fill main events and Bellator set for its May debut on pay-per-view, Breen and Acosta discuss the starmaking process in mixed martial arts and how many athletes can presently be considered legitimate “stars.” The duo discuss the most overrated and underrated aspects of a prizefighter breaking through as a sports attraction, how Jon Jones and Johny Hendricks rose to considerable prominence courtesy of in-cage activity and how promotions like Pride, Strikeforce and Affliction still resound when looking at current movers and shakers in the sport.
Breen and Acosta also discuss the potential for UFC uniforms to be a major merchandising and starmaking opportunity, buyrate projections for Bellator's pay-per-view debut, the brand-building lessons of Frank Shamrock and much, much more.
Grab your credential and get a seat in “Press Row.”
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