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 welcomes Sherdog contributor and SiriusXM radio host R.J. Clifford to “Press Row.”
With another fight in the bag for prizefighting's biggest star Floyd Mayweather Jr., Breen and Clifford look at how the dynamics of star power in the UFC and how it has developed in recent years. The duo examine the pound-for-pound trio of Anderson Silva, Georges St. Pierre and Jon Jones as the UFC's true crossover attention-grabbers, how the UFC's alpha dogs have acquired so much bargaining power in the last two to three years, the willingness to call many notable MMA fighters “stars” and Anderson Silva's recent $50,000 fine from Zuffa.
Breen and Sherdog's “Smartest Guy at the Bar” also touch on how truly competitive title fights may or may not have the strongest grasp on casual consumers and what that means for bouts such as Silva-Chris Weidman and St. Pierre-Johny Hendricks in 2013.
Grab your credential and get a seat in “Press Row.”
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