Dana ran the business side of the UFC for a long time up until just a little while ago actually.
Oh yeah because the Fertitta's had nothing to do with it right, but they did.
So basically you are saying that only Coker is smart enough to follow Dana's gameplan? Well I think that's dumb. You can't start a promotion unless you get stars in teh current MMA enviorment you can't get stars without paying money. You still haven't told me why Strikeforce has the same number of stars as Elite XC has yet Elite XC is far into the red.
Well lets see what stars does Strikeforce really have? Cung Le, suprise from San Jose, Frank Shamrock, again suprise from San Jose, Josh Thomson, San Jose, Gilbert Melendez, oh could it be, San Jose. Their stars are all from the area in which they hold their events making it moe interesting for the fans. Meaning they will come and watch the local guys fight, which I explained before. Is this a radical business plan, nope. Also how have I not told you why EXC is in debt and Stikeforce isn't, remember the whole overspending thing?
Of course looking at what Dana did helps Coker but there are major differences. UFC has done PPV which means another source of income but an expensive one. Strikeforce hasn't gone near PPV. Strikeforce has done co promotions so that they get a bigger name nationally. The UFC never did. If you really think Strikeforce is following the UFC's gameplan I'm not sure what you are looking at.
So at the start of Dana's tenure, how were the ppv numbers for the UFC and how much money were they making off of them? Co-Promoting with EXC and lending out fighters, how has this helped them, I'll need numbers to back that claim up.
Dana talks about all sorts of promotions when they talk about how hard it is to run an MMA promotion he will just throw other ones out there but he doesn't mention Strikeforce because Coker has made it look easy.
I'm glad you make my point for me that Dana only talks when he is asked about them. Also you know why Dana doesn't mention Strikeforce, that's interesting. Could you tell us anymore about Dana since you seem to know what he is thinking? Also, since when has it ever been smart as a business to talk about someone who does the same things a you?
I'm not sure what your huge issue is with this question. Coker has done a great job and is growing a promotion at an unheard of rate. Now I think Dana ATM is a slightly better promoter but I also think that Coker is doing a great job.
Haha, no issue. You just seemed to have gotten another person who you want to defend until no end with Coker like, Dida, CB, and all the Chute Boxe guys. You started a thread asking a question and I answered and then you engaged my question.
Also the UFC has done a number of shows in big arenas. Including some in Cali and Strikeforces number has still held up.
Not true, UFC has broken a record Strikeforce had.
Don't think Coker is promoting on his own.
Do you know who svse is?
Also, do you know how good K-1 is doing in the US, not so good. I'll give you one guess as to who runs it.
Edit: Oh yeah since you kept making a big deal about the tv deal, are you forgetting that the UFC had one as well after Zuffa took over, Fox Sports Net.
On that note, I'm out of this thread.