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mouncey2franklin

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Bloody media in oz.
Clicked on an article about a bloody MMA bout, only to see that it was about BKFC.

Think they need to learn what MMA means
What gets me is how few people in Australia know who Robert Whittaker is.

The dude was a world champ and is currently top 2 or 3 in his division.

Even among sports fans, most people in Australia have nfi about the guy.

How is that possible?

Is it the fault of the UFC? Of Rob himself? Oz sports media in general?

Hes successful, likeable, and good looking. Should be a star.
 

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What gets me is how few people in Australia know who Robert Whittaker is.

The dude was a world champ and is currently top 2 or 3 in his division.

Even among sports fans, most people in Australia have nfi about the guy.

How is that possible?

Is it the fault of the UFC? Of Rob himself? Oz sports media in general?

Hes successful, likeable, and good looking. Should be a star.
Mix of his own and the UFC

Said it for years. UFC dont really promote individuals, they promote the brand. Rob had a platform though and barely used it. Being non confrontational doesnt help...
 

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What gets me is how few people in Australia know who Robert Whittaker is.

The dude was a world champ and is currently top 2 or 3 in his division.

Even among sports fans, most people in Australia have nfi about the guy.

How is that possible?

Is it the fault of the UFC? Of Rob himself? Oz sports media in general?

Hes successful, likeable, and good looking. Should be a star.
It doesn't help that he's pretty bloody boring as an interview.
People who don't know tennis know Kyrgios. Gotta grow your own brand by being unique.
 

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