WWE’s Jim Ross on the Ric Flair of MMA and Steve Austin

Here’s what he said at JRsBarbq.com:

Is Josh Koscheck the ‘Ric Flair of MMA?’ Could be I suppose and I perceive that to be a good thing if that’s what some fans think of Koscheck. He’s a talented guy with a strong personality who knows that he needs to strike a nerve here and there to properly market himself and sell his fights. Some MMA purists are reluctant to see MMA fighters promote their fights that at times resemble a pro wrestling promo but if the fighters are organic and stay real then I think that it’s great. Plus, the better the PPV’s produce equates to a bigger payday for a fighter in a game where the number of main event level, big pay day fights are limited by the nature of the Octagon beast.

Had a good visit with Steve Austin this week right after I had just finished doing a radio show in OKC w/ the Sooner Football Radio Network. Steve was headed to the gym and is working on his role for his next film which begins production soon in Vancouver as I recall. We mainly talked college football and will likely be talking again Saturday at some point as we both feel that another upset Saturday is in the offering for some top teams.

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