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Most people understand why Chael is getting a shot Jones. The reason is that Chael is TV gold, love him or hate him. And DW had to do something to bump the ratings of TUF. So, insert Chael vs Bones and the ratings for TUF will be temporarily solved. They really need to move TUF to Weds/Thurs night instead of Friday. Or have it lead in or follow SOA on Tuesday.
As for DW selling his soul, these type of threads/rants are so tiresome.
Most of the major sports in the USA have spread out their product on TV too much at some point in order to make more money. And at first, the fans were not happy. But they do come around, they always do.
The UFC is not alone in this. Take the NFL for example:
-First we got Sunday NFL Ticket. NFL fans were excited.
-NFL fans learned that it is only available on DTV & the NFL is locked into a contract with them for close to a decade. This made many fans w/o DTV upset.
-NFL came out with it's own network. NFL fans were happy again.
-NFL fans find out it's a premium channel. NFL fans that have to pay extra to get NFL network are upset again.
-NFL switches MNF from ABC to ESPN. NFL fans without cable/sat are upset again.
-NFL starts a Sunday Night Prime time game. NFL fans are happy again.
-NFL starts adding 2-3 Thursday night games each year that are only available on the NFL network. Fans are unhappy again.
-NFL allows the cities of teams that participate in the Thursday night games to broadcast on local stations. NFL fans are happy again.
-NFL adds a Thursday night game to all 17 weeks of the schedule. Many fans are not happy.
This was all done over the last decade.
The point being is that all sports organizations are constantly looking for increased revenue through television. And some of the time they do so at the expense of fans. The UFC is no different.
Fans are fickle. They may be upset now, but most usually get over their temporary anger & return to enjoying the sport they love to watch.
Last edited by TheAuger; 10-19-2012 at 03:04 PM.