Former WWE champion Booker T feels that UFC lacks star power, unlike WWE. Booker talked about the same during the ‘Hall of Fame’ podcast and he cited the example of Stone Cold Steve Austin’s recent return to WWE as an example.
“Star power. That’s what I was talking about; I think names pretty much sail the show. Taking nothing away from our young guys that went out there did their work. But they [WWE] have Stone Cold Steve Austin’s name on the marquee. You can’t tell me some people didn’t say, ‘What the h**l, Stone Cold Steve Austin! I got to check this out.’ So that’s what I am talking about for Star Power, and I think UFC is definitely lacking in star power,” Booker T noted (h/t EssentiallySports).
He further went on to add that people want to see star-packed fights like Tito Ortiz vs. Chuck Liddell and not Volkanovski vs. The Korean Zombie.
“For instance, Hollywood ain’t going to come out for Volkanovski versus The Korean Zombie. As far as getting stars to be a part of [UFC], it’s got to be Chuck Liddell vs. Tito Ortiz. Bring them back; that’s whom we might want to go to see,” he added.
Booker had earlier given his take on UFC Middleweight champion Israel Adesanya as well and compared Adesanya to Muhammad Ali.
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