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Old 01-01-2013, 09:12 PM   #20 (permalink)
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no surprise to me here at all.

I truly believe the UFC is past it's prime, in terms of PPV buys. We have more PPVs than we ever used to, and people aren't going to spend $60 every 3 weeks. In-between that, we have televised events every 2-3 weeks as well.

High quality streams are fairly easy to find, and 1080p torrents are available within hours of the event finishing. Many people will either watch a stream, or download a HQ torrent the next morning, or go out to a bar and spend $20-$30 instead of $60 at home.

The big superbowl, summer and year end events will always sell well as the UFC stacks those cards, but in-between I would expect to see a continual decline in PPV buys. The current model is definitely sustainable for many years to come, but I don't think we see as many PPV buys.
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