||12-14-2010 03:48 PM
Originally Posted by Magog
It's not that I'm not happy about it getting on tv....
this kinda makes 0 sense. I dun know... what's the longevity of mtv 2 shows?
I'm glad mma is accepted enough to get this deal... but is it a good deal>?
Of course it is, for several reasons;
1) MTV2 is on virtually EVERY cable/satellite package, unlike former channels such as VS (WEC). More viewers.
2) MTV2 will be airing them LIVE, and unaffected by other shows. Unlike Fox Sports Net which CONSTANTLY let other local sports run into Bellators time, MTV2 will actually likely have Bellator running into other programs instead of vice versa. You have no idea how many times I had my local baseball teams TALK show running into Bellator and having to wait HOURS for Bellator to show because of it. Now I'll get to watch Bellator LIVE when its actually supposed to air.
3) New fans will tune in. MTV2 has a lot of younger and simply unaware of MMA viewers that will now be exposed to the sport. Gaining a larger audience for MMA is a great thing as it means more money for a sport that needs it badly. Hardcore fans are basically unaffected by this as any REAL MMA fan was going to watch Bellator regardless of what channel they were on.
4) MTV will definitely put a lot better effort into marketing Bellator than Fox Sports Net did. Bellator had some very exciting fights, and very exciting fighters (some who could EASILY fight in the UFC), and if they continue to put on shows like they did before, they'll quickly become a fast rising promotion and stage for building more MMA superstars (such as Eddie Alvarez).
While something like network TV would have been better, MTV2 is still a good deal, especially since its better than the one with FSN which constantly crapped on them.
Bellator is quickly becoming the best thing outside of the UFC for MMA (if they arent already).