By Daniela Paredez. sport. At Wednesday, December 18th 2019, 13:31:29 PM.
With 11 weight classes including two for women ( a third one is coming up soon ), the UFC holds regular pay per view and TV events. The UFC reached its peak in 2016 with female champion Ronda Rousey and Irish superstar Conor McGregor helping the promotion break attendance and PPV records. Because of its popularity, the UFC was bought for $4B last year, the biggest such sale in the history of sports.
Americans’ interest in sports seems excessive to many foreign visitors. Television networks spend millions of dollars arranging to telecast sports events. Publications about sports sell widely. In the US professional athletes can become national heroes.
The NBA has always been a league that was dominated by what some historians have called ”teams of the era”. The early decades of the NBA were dominated the Minneapolis Lakers and their star George Mikan. From 1948 until 1954 the Lakers won 5 NBA championships. From 1957 until 1969 the Boston Celtics won 11 championships in 13 seasons and the 1980s was dominated by the Lakers and Celtics who combined to win 8 of the 10 titles during that decade. The 1990s saw the rise of Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls; who would capture 6 titles during the decade. The 2000s saw the Lakers again being domiante winning 5 titles during the decade. Only the 1970s and 2010s did not see a franchise win at least 4 NBA titles, though the Golden State Warriors got close by winning 3 titles in the 2010s.