There is no emulating the success of the UFC. The 17-year-old brand is insurmountable, and no financier has the patience or capital to develop a roster of 200-plus fighters or pay headliners double the seven-figure paydays they're already getting. There will never be a promotion with the substance or success of Rorion Gracie and Art Davie's creation, just as there will never be any competition for the NFL beyond other sports.
Promotions that reject this wind up losing money, usually ...
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