Originally Posted by SideWays222
Because last i checked you were asking the difference between UFC 137 and UFC 151 which i explained to you. And then i ALSO explained why Jones is getting the hate he is getting. I explained everything to you that you needed explaining. But here il add some stuff.
That you believe the ufc is partially responsible also does not mean that Jones gets any less hate. It doesnt change Jones action in the slightest. It just means that the UFC should also be getting some hate and with the stuff iv read on this forum the UFC is getting exactly that.
That said Jones agreed to carry the event when he signed the contract to headline it. He knew he was the main attraction and knew if he backs out then the UFC wont be able to get another title fight to replace him. The UFC helped build his stock by putting the focus on him and his fight and we all saw how he repaid them. (Again what he did is disgusting and deserving of hate)
In the fight business it is common that the headlining fight is the whole reason people buy the event. Go look at the golden days of boxing and some of the biggest PPVs had a spectacular main event and the rest of the fights wernt even mentioned by anyone.
Now im not saying that the UFC should follow boxing in this category, i certainly dont want that. But what i do want and alot of other people want is alot of events. This is also a time where the UFC is trying to expand and get their product out there to the masses. So when you hold alot of events star quality is obviously going to get spread thin. For people to complain about a fight card that had "Hendo - Jones" headlining is simply because we have gotten spoiled. But i was excited to sit down watch some dog fights from people who havent established themselves yet because i am a FIGHT FAN. And then i was even more excited to watch JON JONES! fight Dan Henderson or even Chael Sonnen to cap off the night. (Jones who i consider one of the most exciting fighters currently in MMA and Henderson who i believe produces the best 1 punch knockouts.) I had absolutely no problems with the event the UFC was delivering, it was perfectly fine. Probably would have had more exciting fights then events that have all these star studded names on there. So that is why i am not hating on the UFC, because i see absolutely nothing they have to apologize for. Except maybe that they didnt try and bribe Jones with a sht load of cash and appease to his greedy selfish nature and convince him to honor his word.
Yup. Just that, The quality is thin. ANd it becomes thiner and thiner.
Because they are messing up big time on the cards they deliver, by spreading their cards irrationally.
You say you don't want them to follow the boxing model. But that is exactly what they're doing. One card with a big main event + a lot of average names.
ZUFFA owns SF right now.
Why not transfer some of the fighters there - the young up and comers, the "newbies", the TUF fighters + some names that don't deliver anymore in the UFC, but ones that still have some game left in them...etc.
And put them of free tv so they can make a name for themselves, so they can become known to the casual fans.
So they can promote the sport.
Make SF something like a second league - where you build yourself for the UFC.
And keep the big names, the champs + the contenders for the big cards. Give fans - hardcore + casual - the best fights they can have. Sell the best product possible.
Another example of the UFC messing up - IMO of course - is the eay they run TUF atm.
Remember at first? It was a show meant to discover new fighters, new talents. The winner would get a contract with the UFC and the chance to prove himself against the best in the world.
Occasionally, the runner up would get a contract too.
Nowadays, after a TUF season is over, you see half of the TUF contestants getting to fight in the UFC, even though they're sh*t.
By doing this, the UFC downgrades TUF a lot. It kills the essence of the show.
The UFC hs slowly grown into an *Empire* - expanding more and more. And as history tought us, for thousand and thousand of years, the bigger the empire, the harder it is to control/run it.
Originally Posted by SideWays222
Here you go Limba. All your questions are answered. Why people hate what Jones did and why the UFC is getting less hate and the difference between ufc 137 and 151 should be clear as water that i filtered 5x over to you.
Thank you for making everyting clear.
.........I'm still a huge Jones fan though