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Old 02-06-2007, 08:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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PRIDE must be the stupidest organization out there concerning marketing...

first off, im not a UFC troll...

i actually prefer pride over UFC, but they have to be the stupidest organization out there...why do they have to take so damn long on pulling fightcards? UFC had 68 and 69 in the making before 67 aired for christ sake...

the real deals last card was pulled like 3 or 4 days before the day of the event...and even then, they took mark out 2 days before the event...if theyre not getting enough american fans, i think its mainly because of their poor marketing decisions...not everyone is going to commit and buy tickets if they only know the headliner and a few other fights...

they really need to get their act together if they want to survive in the US...everything above is my opinion and mine only so if you disagree, i could care less, but i believe its hitting their sales HARD...

had to get it off my chest...

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Old 02-06-2007, 08:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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come to think of it, the only other reason i can think of that makes the wait so long is that pride is actually starting to lose their fighters...either theyre disatisfied fighting there or sakibara isnt offering enough (e.g. the halt with crocop concerning the 2006 OWGP), making negotiations take way longer than they should...
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Old 02-06-2007, 08:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I agree, they do take way to long to finalize their cards and announce them to the public. They seem to think the draw of that one big title fight is enough when they announce that awhile in advance.
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Old 02-06-2007, 08:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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if they dont adapt they will go under and thats that.. stupid asses can't adapt then u loose
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Old 02-06-2007, 09:21 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yeah but you could say that the UFC makes theres too quick.
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Old 02-07-2007, 01:19 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Actually Pride is the stupidest organization in regard to marketing (outside Japan).

They waited for years to come to America bc they didn't think it was a good market, and prior to coming here they didn't even do a huge marketing campaign.

Pride has such a good brand but their US team is shit. Mauro and Bas both left because of it and now they have their fighters going to the UFC.

I hope they get it together as I love Pride.
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This is the dumbest thread i think i have ever read... Marketing doesn't make a sport, its only the STUPID fans who complain about marketing. Their fighters tell story, who cares about the freaking fight card, even if you see it the day of, you now it's still going to be a great action packed PPV. So it's not the orgaization that needs to get their act together, it's whoever agrees with this stupid thread!!

ITS MARKETING PEOPLE!!!! open your eyes, who cares when you get to see these top knotch fighters fight they are the main orgaization who put on tourneys, i dont see the UFC holding a 1 day tourny to see the #1 contender, ohh wait the UFC doesn't have the talent to do that.
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Pride does take a lot of time to announce a full card, but it has nothing to do with "loosing their fighters"... you think a fighter would accept to fight a week before the event? Thats really silly.. The fighters must know already that they are fighting, its just pride that doesnt seem to want to announce it earlier.

Like some1 said earlier, maybe its the UFC announcing the cards too soon? An average mma viewer(which is not the case for 90% of people on this forum) will remember that randy couture is making a comeback if u announce it 4 months in advance, but they wont remember whos the other guy fighting before that fight.

Wanderlei was announced to be fighting at pride 33 in november i think, and hendo was announced 2 months ago. I dont know if you find it late, but i found it to be ok.. borderline, but certainly not late. its just a different way of promoting an event.. the ufc likes to put all their fights on the card asap, and pride prefers to gradually announce fights, and i think that way keeps the hype for the event going. Shockwave was really bad, we had the fights a week before, but it was in japan, so they didnt cared as much as this event. So far, there is about 6-8 fights announced already, and if you ask me, pride doesnt need to announce fights so far in advance to hype a pride event. Besides, whats the point of announcing in advance so many fighters that nobody knows in America? The only ones an average viewer would know is Wanderlei, Shogun, Cro cop(before he joined ufc), maybe hendo and gomi, and in this particular event, Frank trigg(and i wouldnt pay a ppv to see him).
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