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Do you think MMA fighters like UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos (below, right) will help make the sport more popular than boxing?
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Do you think MMA fighters like UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos (below, right) will help make the sport more popular than boxing?

Dilemma Espinal: After the Pacquiao-Bradley debacle I think so. Boxing has lost all its credibility.

Stan McLoven: It's already happened. MMA has taken over, and boxing is now an afterthought. You don't hear people referring to MMA as a dying sport the way they do boxing.

Mind Militia: In MMA the possible big-name match-ups are endless. Not so for boxing. After Floyd Mayweather gets out of prison in August, he'll probably fight Tim Bradley, who just defeated Manny Pacquiao. Once Mayweather beats Bradley, there's no one else for him to take on but Pacman. After that, there aren't too many fights to get excited about.

bubba gage (@BigBubba74): How is boxing dead when Mayweather and Pacquiao are the two highest-paid athletes in the world? No MMA fighters are in the top 100.

Eric Fennelly: MMA is already more entertaining than boxing. How many boxing matches end in a quick, dramatic fashion? Hardly any. In MMA you get that with every match.

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