So the only question would remain if the states in question where where the events were planned and if one or two were but one wasn't than an opening round of 5 rounds in the tourney leading to a second round of 3 rounds fights would kinda be akward as well..
Yeah, that would be very strange. None of the venues are nailed down besides the one in NJ.
To be honest, the whole Barnett thing is awkward too. They have to make sure every event he could be a part of is in a state that is willing to license him.
Originally Posted by KillerShark1985
If this tournament is a huge success and is repeated hell we may even see guys doing well in the UFC think screw this I want to compete in the SF GP in the near future, this could even force the UFC to start co-promoting so we can see these dream fights like Cain vs Fedor and JDS vs Overeem, the only thing standing in the way of this right now it the UFC policy against co-promotion but after they lose there No1 status surrounding having the best fighters, they maybe left with no choice but to let there fighters go out there and try to win it back.
That seems unlikely. The average viewers for Strikeforce events on Showtime are worse than WEC on Versus. Obviously, Showtime is in far fewer homes, but it still means fewer people are watching. Their two shows on CBS did considerably worse than what normal programs in their time slot would do, and they've yet to be invited back since the brawl. This tournament is big news here, but I doubt the casual fans even know it exists.
Unless the general public sees Strikeforce as a legitimate contender, they'll never force the UFC to do anything.
Killer the cross promotion and testing the "circuit" argument is getting really old. The UFC is never going to co-promote and Strikeforce will eventually fold no matter how much you hope against it.
It's hard to say what will happen with Strikeforce. Just like Zuffa, they're a private company, so they don't have any public filings to look at.
But we do have info that their three year TV deal with Showtime and CBS was worth between $23.75M and $25M
for 48 shows. It may end up being less than that since it's likely fewer than the maximum number of shows possible will go to CBS. If that's accurate, that's not a lot of revenue. The UFC has grossed more on single PPVs.
I certainly expect them to be losing money, but it's hard to know how much.