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Old 07-17-2006, 07:41 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Old 07-17-2006, 07:59 PM   #32 (permalink)
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I thought this show was gonna take place in canada.
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Old 07-17-2006, 08:46 PM   #33 (permalink)
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What I am talking about being still in development is that they are not happy with their fan base as it is now. They want more, as for as the UFC not making anymore huge changes, that is crazy if you think that. I imagine that Dana's dream would be to out do every sporting event and sports entertainment show out there. Only way to do that is to make constant changes. UFC compared the NFL , NBA, MLB, or WWE is still on the ground level. They are moving up very rapidly ( developing ). I would love to see within the next couple of years UFC drive the WWE into the dirt. The WWE is a company that is off ground level. Campare the 2 and make judgment...
I do believe more weight classes will be added. They not only want a bigger fan base, but more fighters eligable to fight in the UFC that haven't been able to do so without gaining weight. Btw, I don't think WWE and UFC are slightly comparable. And if your saying more people like WWE than UFC, I think you need to go rethink your post. How many big celebrities do you see showing up to a WWE event compared to UFC? IMO that Comparing the 2 just made you look dumb. But show some statistics to prove me wrong. Til then, I WIN

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Old 07-17-2006, 09:16 PM   #34 (permalink)
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I do believe more weight classes will be added. They not only want a bigger fan base, but more fighters eligable to fight in the UFC that haven't been able to do so without gaining weight. Btw, I don't think WWE and UFC are slightly comparable. And if your saying more people like WWE than UFC, I think you need to go rethink your post. How many big celebrities do you see showing up to a WWE event compared to UFC? IMO that Comparing the 2 just made you look dumb. But show some statistics to prove me wrong. Til then, I WIN
The WWE gets lots of celebs just not every event.. I mean there are several weekly shows ane one PPV a month UFC is one show eveery 3- 4 months.. both get thier share of celebs..
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Old 07-17-2006, 09:20 PM   #35 (permalink)
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I thought this show was gonna take place in canada.
That would be fantastic, but i doubt ufc is gonna fight in canada for a while
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Old 07-17-2006, 10:48 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Glad I didnt call outta work to see something I already knew lol
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am i the only one seeing this or what....But why is it that Dana White goes all out to make lame ass announcements. Wandy V Chuck may not even happen as was done in piss weak fashion. GSP V Hughes was not handled all that well and even when BJ Penn was brought back it was lame. Damn it Dana do this the right way and dont be a ***** with the way the hype is handled. It lets the fans down.
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am i the only one seeing this or what....But why is it that Dana White goes all out to make lame ass announcements. Wandy V Chuck may not even happen as was done in piss weak fashion. GSP V Hughes was not handled all that well and even when BJ Penn was brought back it was lame. Damn it Dana do this the right way and dont be a ***** with the way the hype is handled. It lets the fans down.

Yeah. you tell him.

I think Dana's just learning the Promo game. Problem is that the UFC is his orphaned baby, and he might be to invovled in too many places, as its grown in the last few years. There seemed to be two kinds of Boxing promoters: the ones you see like Don King, that seemed to be always talking and the sole proprietor, and the ones' you don't see like Bob Arum, that seemed to be aligned with Boxing as a system.

This rivalry reminds me of the NBA versus the ABA back in the mid 60' and early 70's. The ABA had the true fan favorie athletes like Doctor J, and Moses Malone and the (original) Ice man Gervin, but the NBA had the better infra-structure, stadium deals, and executive talent eventually starving out the younger, fledgling league.

I thought what was interesting was that the commentator on ESPN seemed up on his fight game....

ESPN is glad to capitalize here because UFC was one of the highest rated programming w/ male viewers btwn 18-35. The season finale beat NASCAR w/a 3.5 national Nielson, if I remember correctly.

Interesting HBO is now interested in working w/MMA now, as I remember Gumble dissing UFC on Real Sports. As well as the unflattering piece on Mark Kerr. Yes, its true that they at least did one, but where's the ones on the success stories, or the founders.....

Boxing is a "dead man walking" with declining PPV figures and no new stars in the making...(anybody paying $30 bucks to see if Roy Jones can get KTFO this weekend?)...HBO has no other sports interests to partner with:who need HBO besides boxing? Wasn't it Lampley the HBO commentator who dissed MMA recently?

Boxing, HBO, and Lampley are all OLD TALKING HEADS. They are Barry Manalow and Oldies music. MMA is better supported on sportsbroad casting networks that at least support other martial arts.
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Yeah. you tell him.

I think Dana's just learning the Promo game. Problem is that the UFC is his orphaned baby, and he might be to invovled in too many places, as its grown in the last few years. There seemed to be two kinds of Boxing promoters: the ones you see like Don King, that seemed to be always talking and the sole proprietor, and the ones' you don't see like Bob Arum, that seemed to be aligned with Boxing as a system.

This rivalry reminds me of the NBA versus the ABA back in the mid 60' and early 70's. The ABA had the true fan favorie athletes like Doctor J, and Moses Malone and the (original) Ice man Gervin, but the NBA had the better infra-structure, stadium deals, and executive talent eventually starving out the younger, fledgling league.

I thought what was interesting was that the commentator on ESPN seemed up on his fight game....

ESPN is glad to capitalize here because UFC was one of the highest rated programming w/ male viewers btwn 18-35. The season finale beat NASCAR w/a 3.5 national Nielson, if I remember correctly.

Interesting HBO is now interested in working w/MMA now, as I remember Gumble dissing UFC on Real Sports. As well as the unflattering piece on Mark Kerr. Yes, its true that they at least did one, but where's the ones on the success stories, or the founders.....

Boxing is a "dead man walking" with declining PPV figures and no new stars in the making...(anybody paying $30 bucks to see if Roy Jones can get KTFO this weekend?)...HBO has no other sports interests to partner with:who need HBO besides boxing? Wasn't it Lampley the HBO commentator who dissed MMA recently?

Boxing, HBO, and Lampley are all OLD TALKING HEADS. They are Barry Manalow and Oldies music. MMA is better supported on sportsbroad casting networks that at least support other martial arts.
I would like to add one more thing. The excitement over this announcement is not the fight itself but the fact that ESPN catered to it. I'm sure ESPN wishes that they had TUF. I'm willing to bet that they will carry TUF IV if the ratings keep improving for TUF III. Does this mean we will start seeing MMA highlights, getting MMA updates, and having MMA interviews? Move over Women's bowling, the UFC is about to take your time slot on ESPN 2!
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