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Old 01-21-2013, 06:02 PM   #41 (permalink)
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I have been watching since UFC was on VHS in the 90's. Every year I feel more and more the way the original poster does. I only care about some fights and I usually just wait for DVD to get them and watch them. After I couldnt find UFC's on tape I went to Pride on DVD in early 2000 to 2001. Now that the shit is thrown in my face constantly I dont pay as much attention because I know I can get caught up from Wikipedia after an event and that next weekend another event will be on. Its sad really.

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Old 01-21-2013, 06:07 PM   #42 (permalink)
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Point winners are somewhat killing the sport. Rounds are there because fights can't go on forever (among other reasons). Some fighters and camps forget that this sport is about combat not winning rounds and in combat there is only one true winner, the one that is able to continue.
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I havent been as excited in recent years and that can be applied to several factors. A lack of new contenders gettings shots in established divisions, some divisions have been put on hold for extended periods of time (WW, FW, BW, HW) or have had to many recent rematches (LW). Champions should not be allowed to sit on the sidelines for extended periods of time without being stripped of their belts. It is hard to give a shit about an interim title. I still enjoy watching watching the fights as much as always, but there is far less excitment or that feeling of "needing" to make sure that I am able to watch certain events.
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I also think a problem is all these divisions. People on here go "wah wah wah don't be a casual fan, these guys don't gas out, more title fights, give it time" etc. But these divisions haven't added much and the product has gotten less interest coincidentally when there divisions joined. Not solely blaming this, but I know people (myself included) who liked it better with five divisions and found it easier to follow.
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:21 PM   #45 (permalink)
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I enjoy it. I'm pretty busy training and in school so I don't generally miss big events, but I skip some. Miss most bellator unless there is a highly anticipated fight never watched sf challengers but generally at least TiVod the big shows. The ufc is a mix I rarely miss the free stuff. But I pick and choose my ppv that I order and the ones I go out with people for.

I don't know I was really into it when I first discovered it. Then I started training and I missed a ton because all I wanted to do was fight. Then I became a major fanatic like knew every single fighter on the undercard when I was out of training for couple years. Now I've settled into a nice medium, I make time for the cards I'm interested in and I turn it on when I have time, I never pass any org up if I'm just surfing but I don't dedicate or plan around all of it anymore.

Also lets stop with this elitist attitude and general feel that you're not a real fan if you only watch the UFC. It's the major org out there and it's the easiest for most people to find or watch because of their cable or tv etc. You know no more or less by watching smaller orgs. Let's stop being hipsters people.


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It's hilarious how I'm called a hipster because I enjoy the sport of MMA and realize there is much more to it then UFC main events. You have people on here saying they don't watch events because they can read the results on wiki. Wow. Is that all interest you is who won or lost? What about enjoying the actual fights, the actual sport. The people on here who are losing interest are admitting they aren't taking the time to watch the fights, not even main event UFC fights. But hey we are fans of MMA right, whether we read about it or actually watch it's all the same.
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People not keeping up with al the UFC events is not a sign that you are tiring. It's just growing too big to keep up. Can a boxing fan watch all matches? The UFC will continue to put on more shows. You just pick and choose. This was always the plan. It shows you that there is growth there not decline.
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It's hilarious how I'm called a hipster because I enjoy the sport of MMA and realize there is much more to it then UFC main events. You have people on here saying they don't watch events because they can read the results on wiki. Wow. Is that all interest you is who won or lost? What about enjoying the actual fights, the actual sport. The people on here who are losing interest are admitting they aren't taking the time to watch the fights, not even main event UFC fights. But hey we are fans of MMA right, whether we read about it or actually watch it's all the same.
Dont you understand that they arnt watching the fights as much because
They are losing interest and not losing interest because they arnt watching the fights??



And I just wanna clear up something.

Just because someone does not read every piece of news article or watch every fight like they used to does not mean they don't appreciate the sport any less. And I can't help the fact that I don't get as excited about it as I did when I started watching. It's not that the fights are worse its just cause I'm a human being and things that we are around often tend to not excite us as much.

I'm still willing to bet that someone who only catches an event here and there and torrents most or them is still more actively watching the sport then your typical NFL or basketball fan. I know all my friends are fans of those sports but none of them come even close to being as activeoy invested in them as I am in MMA.
That goes for most people here I'm willing to bet.

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Am I ahipster for liking more MMA than just the uFC?

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I also think a problem is all these divisions. People on here go "wah wah wah don't be a casual fan, these guys don't gas out, more title fights, give it time" etc. But these divisions haven't added much and the product has gotten less interest coincidentally when there divisions joined. Not solely blaming this, but I know people (myself included) who liked it better with five divisions and found it easier to follow.
Heres a suggestion, don't want those divisions then? It's just as easy to follow now. get over it things grow, and Batman is better than spiderman
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If you listen to the people in this thread, the answer is a resounding yes. Except OUS, that guy knows what's up.


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Point winners are somewhat killing the sport. Rounds are there because fights can't go on forever (among other reasons). Some fighters and camps forget that this sport is about combat not winning rounds and in combat there is only one true winner, the one that is able to continue.
Then fighters should learn to stop those "point winners" This is 2013....
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