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Old 04-05-2007, 09:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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After being reminded by Goldberg that UFC 70 will be on Spike, it hit me as to what the future holds for the UFC. Some have questioned whether there will even be PPV's in the UFC's future, and i don't think there will be. look at it this way, the increase in UFN's, TUF and a free PPV level PPV in 70--in England i might add. They're quickly moving from an organization that needs the PPV buys to get revenue, to a legit corporation and mainstream sport, getting its money from advertisements, endorcements and marketing!
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Old 04-05-2007, 10:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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is ufc 70 going to be on ppv in england?
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Old 04-05-2007, 10:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I agree with you, although I believe we're a few years away from having every UFC fight on free television. I mean, how many times are we going to hear about Grindhouse?

The UFC is clearly making tons of $ of ads from a few companies and movies. Shooter and Grindhouse, Mickey's and Xyience.

If they can gain more advertisers and big time co.'s to sponser fights, we'll see plenty more PPV quality fights on free TV.
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I actually disagree with this point. Yes, the UFC is starting to make money off of ads and stuff, but I think that as long as the UFC has quality fighters to put in matches, that people are willing to pay to see, then they will milk that for all it's worth. I mean, look how long boxing has been around, and with the state they are in right now, with almost zero marketable fighters, they are still running "big" fight PPV's, while still being considered a mainstream sport. The UFC will continue to take our money with PPV's for many many more years to come IMO.
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After being reminded by Goldberg that UFC 70 will be on Spike, it hit me as to what the future holds for the UFC. Some have questioned whether there will even be PPV's in the UFC's future, and i don't think there will be. look at it this way, the increase in UFN's, TUF and a free PPV level PPV in 70--in England i might add. They're quickly moving from an organization that needs the PPV buys to get revenue, to a legit corporation and mainstream sport, getting its money from advertisements, endorcements and marketing!
Everything you see happening on TV is designed to add value to the PPVs. They're not going anywhere unless they start costing more than they earn. At that point, though, UFC would have bigger problems to worry about.
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ufc 70 being free is great because it will get even more people to watch upcoming ppvs and get more into the sport. its growing huge. hopefully they'll become more and more free.
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good points. i might have blown my load, but if it never goes so mainstream as to no longer even need PPVs, it will always run the risk of falling into boxing syndrome eventually!
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good points. i might have blown my load, but if it never goes so mainstream as to no longer even need PPVs, it will always run the risk of falling into boxing syndrome eventually!
thats exactly what i dont want to happen
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I think that UFC will always have their numbered PPV's, though I do see more Fight Night's on with actual A-level fighters like Franklin, Hughes or Ortiz.
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Keep in mind, the bigger MMA gets, the more $$$'s fighters will want. I think MMA will have to always have PPV's to pay their fighters as PPV's bring in millions.
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