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UFC The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is a U.S.-based mixed martial arts organization, recognized as the largest MMA promotion in the world. The UFC is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada and is owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC. This promotion is responsible for solidifying the sport's postion in the history-books. UFC is currently undergoing a remarkable surge in popularity, along with greater mainstream media coverage. UFC programming can now be seen on FOX, FX, and FUEL TV in the United States, as well as in 35 other countries worldwide.

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Old 02-21-2014, 10:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Every UFC fight = all NBA, NFL, MLB, WWE, & Netflix combined

NBA League Pass to get all 82 games of all 30 NBA teams on TV/mobile: $189/season
NFL Game Pass to get all 16 games of all 32 NFL teams on TV/mobile: $250/season
MLB TV to get all 162 games of all 30 teams on mobile/tablet/other devices- $130/year
WWE Network to get all PPV's in history as well as all PPV's going forward: $120/year
Netflix to get hundreds of movies/TV shows: $96/year

Total: $785/year

Fight Pass is $120/year to get misc fights and a watered down library, and last year to order all 13 UFC PPV's in HD at $55 would be $715/year.

Total: $835/year

So there you have it. I know the sports seasons aren't year-round like UFC (except for WWE which I know is entertainment and not sports, but there is a crossover). But essentially someone could get every NBA game of the year, every NFL game of the year, every MLB game of the year, every WWE pay-per-view of the year, and unlimited Netflix access as the same price to watch every UFC fight.

And the UFC wonders why piracy exists. Of course there are cheaper ways to watch PPV's like going to BWW or a bar, but not everyone likes doing that nor are they aware that it's an option.
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Old 02-21-2014, 11:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The NBA and MLB season are just so long there are long stretches where the games aren't all that interesting. In MMA every fight means something for every fighter involved. I really don't think it's comparable. Every NBA teams plays 82 games and the teams that make it to the Finals play plenty more then that. There are something like like 160 MLB games for each team. Where as a fighter will only fight 1-4 times a year, I don't know the average for fights per year for just guys in the UFC but I would guess it's about 2 per year.
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The whole WWE thing, you gotta figure is a calculated risk. Cause they charge im guessing about the same amount for their PPV's. So they arent going to go from 55 to 10 without some kind of catch or plan for the future.
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So they arent going to go from 55 to 10 without some kind of catch or plan for the future.
they probably are, since PPV buys are going down and they make most of their money from live gates and weekly shows.
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The whole WWE thing, you gotta figure is a calculated risk. Cause they charge im guessing about the same amount for their PPV's. So they arent going to go from 55 to 10 without some kind of catch or plan for the future.
It's actually hardly a risk. Think about it; suppose WWE gets $55 for pay-per-views. Figure some people still pay the standard-definition price and the PPV company gets half of it, so they WWE probably sees $25 per buy. The average show probably did like 250-300,000 buys (honestly less but Wrestlemania always does over a million so that's where I got that average number from). With the network, I think they will easily have a million subscribers by the end of 2014.

Granted UFC averages more buys than WWE does, but if UFC either switched to mainly TV with a few PPV's a year, or did a Fight Pass type thing with PPV's, then there wouldn't be so much pirating and they would have more fans.

I was just showing how the model is broken if someone can watch all WWE TV & PPV's, all NBA games, all NFL games, all MLB games, and Netflix combined for less than watching UFC.
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Besides offsetting mounting costs, I believe they're charging a premium because they know they have the brand. The only brand. It's economics 101. The demand is strong. Lets hope this translates to higher fighter purses'. Last I remembered they went from -$40 million to a billion dollar corporation. They must be doing something right. Don't really blame em.
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This is absurd. How can anybody compare a UFC event to a game of football or basketball? Team games suck most of the time. We watch 5 matches to catch one good one... if you're lucky. I have watched entire seasons of Football, following my team, and can honestly say out of the 50 or so matches, I get no more then about 8 classics. At least 30 of them are boring.

By comparison, I find your typical UFC event a far more impressive spectacle. Its hardcore fighting for god sake. Not a bunch of blokes with a ball poncing around. Damn right its going to cost more. Thats what the market dictates.
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You can say that a lot of fights are boring too. It is just to show how much stuff/content you can get for the price of being an all-out UFC fan.
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The fact that I would have to pay almost twice as much to watch every UFC event, over every single NFL and NHL game combined, says it all. That's why I stream 80% of UFCs these days. Back in the Chuck/Randy days it was a no-brainer, I ordered every UFC between 40 and 70 with maybe 2 exceptions. Now they expect $60 to watch Ronda and Daniel Cormier headline? Riiiight.
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