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Old 10-04-2012, 11:32 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Looks like Machida isn't the lowest ppv anymore. Overall I'd say putting Vitor and the LHW title holder increased the PPVs significantly.
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:47 AM   #12 (permalink)
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If you consider these factors: Football season+last min replacement opponent(that was a MW)+Bones backlash+very minimal advertising, then it's really not too bad.
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:45 PM   #13 (permalink)
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This does three things in my opinion... proves there are just too many cards lately, REALLY proves how much more popular the larger weight classes are, and REALLY REALLY proves how well Chael Sonnen can sell a Pay Per View.

The UFC is first a business, and if they don't give Chael a shot at Jones after he beats Forrest, they're fools... it will be larger than UFC 100, I'm sure of it.
Sonnen isn't a draw. It was just the one-time Silva/Sonnen dynamic. Sonnen/Stan with two title fights couldn't even get 300K buys. The ratings weren't there for Sonnen/Bisping. Silva/Sonnen 2 did 900K buys while Silva/Sonnen 1 did like 600K buys. You figure the rematch would get a lot more buys anyway because of how amazing the first fight was. So in reality, Sonnen didn't contribute to those buys all THAT much. And this is coming from someone who likes Sonnen.
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Silva/Sonnen 2 did 900K buys while Silva/Sonnen 1 did like 600K buys. You figure the rematch would get a lot more buys anyway because of how amazing the first fight was. So in reality, Sonnen didn't contribute to those buys all THAT much. And this is coming from someone who likes Sonnen.
Not making sense there dude. That 900K buys is pretty much all down to Chael whatever way you look at it
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These numbers are good. Pretty much the only thing that sold thins one was Jones and the 151 backlash. Only thing we got from Belfort was the awkward bro i'm old school stuff.
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Ever heard of the idea of quality over quantity?

I don't think there are necessarily too many fight cards, but I love basketball too, for example, and an 82 game season is definitely overdoing it. I'd rather have something along the lines of a 66 game season and have fewer players with nagging injuries come playoff time.

As for the UFC, there are about 3 cards in that list that I really wouldn't have missed if they weren't put together.
Well put, I completely agree.
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UFC is struggling financially. They have made a huge effort to push and invest more and more but the sport just isn't growing. UFC popularity has completely plateaued in America, as much as I hate to admit it.
The UFC is already more popular in Brazil than the US and possibly in Canada as well. UFC needs to get rid of the PPV model and just put on free shows like every other pro sport...
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UFC is struggling financially. They have made a huge effort to push and invest more and more but the sport just isn't growing. UFC popularity has completely plateaued in America, as much as I hate to admit it.
The UFC is already more popular in Brazil than the US and possibly in Canada as well. UFC needs to get rid of the PPV model and just put on free shows like every other pro sport...
How exactly do you know they're struggling financially? They're a private company.

Once you see the numbers for 154 and 155, everyone will be all "Ooo, two huge buyrates in a row! UFC is back." etc, provided 155 holds up of course.
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Ever heard of the idea of quality over quantity?

I don't think there are necessarily too many fight cards, but I love basketball too, for example, and an 82 game season is definitely overdoing it. I'd rather have something along the lines of a 66 game season and have fewer players with nagging injuries come playoff time.

As for the UFC, there are about 3 cards in that list that I really wouldn't have missed if they weren't put together.
But fighters arent fighting more. If a fighter has a nagging injury, he can say, and he will probably get a fight whenever he wants afterwards because there are more fight cards.

The quality of quantity thing, it's not like we're missing any good fights. They are just seperated onto more cards. Sure that will hit PPV numbers, but we're fans, who cares about that? Jones Vs Belfort and Browne Vs Bigfoot could have been one card, but who cares if it is? We still get to see every fight, and we dont have to wait too long because theres probably another fight card next week.

In summary, I'm a fight fan. More fights couldnt possibley even be considered conceivable to be a downside to me.

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UFC is struggling financially. They have made a huge effort to push and invest more and more but the sport just isn't growing. UFC popularity has completely plateaued in America, as much as I hate to admit it.
The UFC is already more popular in Brazil than the US and possibly in Canada as well. UFC needs to get rid of the PPV model and just put on free shows like every other pro sport...
The UFC is still the fasted growing sport in the world. I still to this day am getting people saying "Yeah I heard about this fight, is it any good?". It's being talked about by everyone. The biggest thing is that day by day we get so many more fighters in the world. The more fighters, the more popular the sport becomes. Not only because those fighters gain fans, but because the fighters are fans themselves.

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How exactly do you know they're struggling financially? They're a private company.

Once you see the numbers for 154 and 155, everyone will be all "Ooo, two huge buyrates in a row! UFC is back." etc, provided 155 holds up of course.
^This.
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This does three things in my opinion... proves there are just too many cards lately, REALLY proves how much more popular the larger weight classes are, and REALLY REALLY proves how well Chael Sonnen can sell a Pay Per View.

The UFC is first a business, and if they don't give Chael a shot at Jones after he beats Forrest, they're fools... it will be larger than UFC 100, I'm sure of it.
Bolded is stupid. Assuming the fact that this is a dramatic improvement over the last 2 PPV's, the whole, "it's failing cuz there's too much," argument is just dumb. If that was the case, then the numbers would either hold low or decrease.
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