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BlueLander 12-18-2012 09:36 PM

Marines ends sponsorship with UFC
 
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The U.S. Marines announced that it will not extend its sponsorship of the UFC via ESPN’s Josh Gross (and Stripes.com). The sponsorship with the UFC ended November 30th and the budget for its sponsorship have been assigned elsewhere according to Major John Caldwell, a spokesman for Marine Corps Recruiting Command.

According to Maj. Caldwell via Stripes.com:

“Due to evolving mission requirements, budgetary constraints, marketing analysis and the recommendation of our contracted advertising agency, resources previously allocated to the endeavor have been applied to alternate priorities,” he said.

The decision to cease the business relationship has to do in part with a push by member of Congress to end all sports sponsorships. Earlier this year, the U.S. Army pulled its NASCAR sponsorship. Also, the article infers that the Culinary Union Local 206 may have influenced the decision to pull its support from the UFC.

Via Stripes.com:

“The Marine Corps continues to stress strong personal values in markets that are viewed by young men and women who are interested in military service,” Caldwell said.
The veterans committee of UNITE HERE, a union that represents 250,000 hotel, food service, restaurant, textile, industrial laundry and gaming industry workers, said values were the heart of their argument against the partnership between the Marine Corps and UFC.


Payout Perspective:

The termination of the U.S. Marines sponsorship is a blow to the UFC as its signage and brand was a mainstay during UFC events including the sponsored “Tale of the Tape” and “prep point,” the mat where fighters were greased, during PPVs. It may be that the Marines were not receiving enough of a return on its investment in its sponsorship despite the fact that the UFC’s demo of young adult males is the audience the Marines would likely want. The union influence, if true, is another thorn in the side for the UFC. The UFC must now seek another prime sponsor to replace the hole that the Marines have left.

http://mmapayout.com/2012/12/marines...ship-with-ufc/

Life B Ez 12-18-2012 10:21 PM

Good.

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Buakaw_GSP 12-18-2012 10:30 PM

That Culinary Union!!! *Shakes fist*

mmawrestler 12-18-2012 11:35 PM

Good, im sick of their commercials

No_Mercy 12-18-2012 11:38 PM

What if serving in the military was mandatory. In Roman tires I believe it was 25 years of service. In Europe or Asia it's ony four maybe. The US is volunteer based.

Life B Ez 12-18-2012 11:43 PM

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Originally Posted by No_Mercy (Post 1659728)
What if serving in the military was mandatory. In Roman tires I believe it was 25 years of service. In Europe or Asia it's ony four maybe. The US is volunteer based.

Not sure about the Romans, I think that's Greek Spartans though.

Black_S15 12-18-2012 11:46 PM

i really dont give a s***. who cares

UFC_OWNS 12-18-2012 11:48 PM

good.

No_Mercy 12-18-2012 11:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Life B Ez (Post 1659730)
Not sure about the Romans, I think that's Greek Spartans though.

Actually for the Spartans it was for life. I love reading about this stuff. Let me dig up some info...

"Auxiliaries were required to serve a minimum of 25 years, although many served for longer periods." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imperial_Roman_army

Spartans were divided into three class; Spartan military, merchants, and helots/farmers/slaves. Military duty started at 18 lasted until the 60th year. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spartan_army

China at the moment has the largest standing army, but check this list out. Look at the expenditure...lolz! This is why the economy is where it is today.

Here are the top 10 strongest armies in the world...

1.Name: U.S.A.
Military Manpower: 144,354,117 troops
Nukes: About 12,000
Defence Spending: $515,400,000,000

2.Name: Russia
Military Manpower: 73,239,761 troops
Nukes: About 24,000
Defence Spending: $44,000,000,000

3.Name: China
Military Manpower: 729,323,673 troops
Nukes: About 2,400
Defence Spending: $17,000,000,000

4.Name: France
Military Manpower: 29,026,057 troops
Nukes: About 300
Defence Spending: $61,571,330,000

5.Name: India
Military Manpower: 584,141,225 troops
Nukes: 45-80
Defence Spending: $32,350,000,000

6.Name: Germany
Military Manpower: 38,138,073 troops
Nukes: None ( NNPT )
Defence Spending: $45,930,000,000

7.Name: U.K.
Military Manpower: 28,855,100 troops
Nukes: 185
Defence Spending: $53,148,770,000

# 8 is a tie with 2 countries...

8.Name: Brazil
Military Manpower: 104,825,878 troops
Nukes: None ( NNPT )
Defence Spending: $24,400,000,000

8.Name: Japan
Military Manpower: 54,683,598 troops
Nukes: None ( NNPT )
Defence Spending: $44,300,000,000

9.Name: Turkey
Military Manpower: 39,645,853 troops
Nukes: None ( They used to have nuclear weapons )
Defence Spending: $30,936,000,000

10.Name: Isreal
Military Manpower: 3,353,936 troops
Nukes: 50-100
Defence Spending: $18,700,000,000

As long as civilization continues there will ALWAYS be war...sadly enough.

El Bresko 12-19-2012 12:06 AM

Who cares? The UFC aren't exactly going to struggle to find another sponsor and I don't think any foreign government should have the right to invade other countries and kill innocent people for any reason.


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