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Old 09-26-2012, 03:09 PM   #21 (permalink)
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If you look at the original card for UFC 153, it can hardly be deemed as having 'one or two good fights'. The fact remains, and you're blatantly ignoring this, that losing a main event and a co-main event is going to leave even the most stacked of cards feeling like something less.

UFC 153 was hardly watered down. It was loaded with great bouts. I understand that you believe every match on the card should feature main event talent, but then we'd be privy to all of 3 or 4 PPVs a year, which would still cause moaning.

Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar
Glover Teixeira vs. Rampage Jackson
Jon Fitch vs Erick Silva
Phil Davis vs Wagner Prado
Demian Maia vs Rick Story

You'd call that a watered down card? The fact of the matter is that UFC was treating us to a very good to great card which then lost its main event and co-main events within hours of one another. You offer the idea that fewer events means consistently stacked cards, and whilst I don't disagree with you, what happens when injuries plague those cards? Even with fewer cards, the UFC would still be forced to scramble if and when a fighter was forced to withdraw shortly before a fight.

Again, you've offered nothing in terms of ideas on how to better fill last minute openings or book replacement bouts. I'm all ears if and when you have something to offer in that regard. Until then, you're simply acting as though UFC 153 suffered from the same issues as UFC 151, when that's not at all the case.
Great original card?

I'll give you Aldo vs Edgar but Teixeira vs Rampage? Yeah Rampage was good, like 10 ******* years ago. This is just another perfect example of the UFC using one good fight (maybe, it's not even a given) and tacking on more shit so they can sell their events at a premium more often.

Let's see how long they will be able to keep selling this scam to everyone after the "if you don't like it I don't want your money" comment.
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:23 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I get what you are saying and to some point I agree with you. I'd love to see the UFC in a model where the majority of their fights were on free TV with some pinnacle cards available via PPV.

With the number of divisions they've added and trying to keep the roster current by giving prospects their shots... That's a lot of fights to have. They also have to saturate the market to drown out any potential competitiors.

Plus, injuries are just playing hell with multiple divisions right now.

I much prefer quality over quantity but honestly we don't have to buy what we don't want. Also, big names and sensible matchups don't always make for the best fights.
Disagree, big names and big fights make for much greater profits and greater fights with more regularity. Let's not fluff the pillows for an organization that can easily put on better events from top to bottom. The problems you described were created by the company itself and they're able to fix it. They just don't want to because they rather milk the customer more often by spreading it all out.
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Great original card?

I'll give you Aldo vs Edgar but Teixeira vs Rampage? Yeah Rampage was good, like 10 ******* years ago. This is just another perfect example of the UFC using one good fight (maybe, it's not even a given) and tacking on more shit so they can sell their events at a premium more often.

Let's see how long they will be able to keep selling this scam to everyone after the "if you don't like it I don't want your money" comment.
Texeira, Phil Davis, Jon Fitch, Erick Silva and Demian Maia are really big names to real MMA fans. Rampage appeals to the casual MMA fan, so he would bring in some views aswell.

And while you say this, I'm watching this fight for Bonnar. Anderson is amazing, and I don't get your complains because this is completley a "bonus fight" in every sense, but Bonnar is the perfect underdog. On paper, he doesnt win, but not a single MMA fan dislikes the guy and he's one of the last true warriors of the UFC. Fantastic replacement fight.
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:44 PM   #24 (permalink)
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that preview gets me pretty pumped for the fight, Leites, Maia, Cote gave Silva nothing. Bonnar is at least gonna give this his all, it's gonna go all three rounds and Bonnars chin will hold up. It's gonna be a war!
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:46 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Texeira, Phil Davis, Jon Fitch, Erick Silva and Demian Maia are really big names to real MMA fans. Rampage appeals to the casual MMA fan, so he would bring in some views aswell.

And while you say this, I'm watching this fight for Bonnar. Anderson is amazing, and I don't get your complains because this is completley a "bonus fight" in every sense, but Bonnar is the perfect underdog. On paper, he doesnt win, but not a single MMA fan dislikes the guy and he's one of the last true warriors of the UFC. Fantastic replacement fight.
No they are not really big names. They do not draw anything remotely close to what big name fighters can. And Rampage is a plug, everyone knows he's done.
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May I ask you BOOM, who do you consider big names? With the UFC roster having hundreds of fighters, just hit me with say 15 - 20 big names in your opinion?

Also, with 153 plagued with injuries, what do you think would have made a top notch replacement card?

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Silver fight > no Silva fight, which was the alternative. It will be awesome to see how good he is again against bigger fighters.
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:26 PM   #28 (permalink)
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May I ask you BOOM, who do you consider big names? With the UFC roster having hundreds of fighters, just hit me with say 15 - 20 big names in your opinion?

Also, with 153 plagued with injuries, what do you think would have made a top notch replacement card?

You just answered your own question, yes the UFC has hundreds of fighters. Of course there are 15-20 big names for them to able to stack their events all the time, but there's only one big name on 153 and he's going up against a can.
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that preview gets me pretty pumped for the fight, Leites, Maia, Cote gave Silva nothing. Bonnar is at least gonna give this his all, it's gonna go all three rounds and Bonnars chin will hold up. It's gonna be a war!
Yeah right. Aggressive fighters play right into Silvas hands. Bonnar has no speed. when he throws Silva will counter him and put him away in the first.

I like Bonnar, but Silva will make short work of him.
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