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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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post #11 of 39 (permalink) Old 05-07-2014, 04:34 PM
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Instances of good business decisions. I see no problem with most of these decisions/statements.
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My idea of entertainment is great fights, you're highlighting everything but.

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When it comes down to it, you are in charge of yourself. Complaining about something that's easily avoidable seems plain doh to me.

If you dont like Couture vs Toney, dont watch it. Its easy. Go make some coffee. Fast forward the recording. Whatever.

Dont watch the countdowns when they feature idiots. Dont watch TUF. It'll melt your brain and dribble that shit out your ears. Dont click on links featuring anything that you consider dumb. Dont open that fecking thread. Just bloomin' stop for fecks sake. Take your eyeballs and point them somewhere else for 5 minutes.

Honestly, its like deliberately stepping in dogshit and then standing there with your foot in the shit ranting about how much you hate dogshit.

The UFC is giving us more great fights then ever before. At least thats how I feel about it. The other dumb stuff? Who. The. Feck. Cares.
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Those are 21 dumb thing the UFC has done yes, but I'm with Sooj in looking past the bad as there have been some awesome fights over the years...and I think those outweigh the bad/silly things the UFC have done with MMA. But saying that...it still hurts that they cut Fitch and Okami

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Those are 21 dumb thing the UFC has done yes, but I'm with Sooj in looking past the bad as there have been some awesome fights over the years...and I think those outweigh the bad/silly things the UFC have done with MMA. But saying that...it still hurts that they cut Fitch and Okami
Yea... I have to confess that seeing fighters I like getting cut is painful...

Ok, I'll revise my rant; Moaning about fighters getting cut is totally back on.
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Hmmmm the UFC have certainly done some shameful things in their existence but I agree with the people above that there are far more positives than people like to acknowledge and focus on.

I can certainly see the main problem the UFC has - they want to be recognised as a legit sport by having the best guys but not sacrifice PPV buys by having boring fights. Sometimes the 2 just don't work together.

Even in boxing where you have independent organisations that manage the world titles and rankings you don't often get the most worthy guys fighting.

At the end of the day, no matter which sport were talking about, money talks and will drive most decisions.

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How about 15 examples of how the UFC is a business. The brought in the guys the fans wanted to see and let the guys the fans were not paying to see who did justify there pay level go. Hell even Dana vs Tito was about giving Tito who was a huge draw what it took to get him to sign.




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When it comes down to it, you are in charge of yourself. Complaining about something that's easily avoidable seems plain doh to me.

If you dont like Couture vs Toney, dont watch it. Its easy. Go make some coffee. Fast forward the recording. Whatever.

Dont watch the countdowns when they feature idiots. Dont watch TUF. It'll melt your brain and dribble that shit out your ears. Dont click on links featuring anything that you consider dumb. Dont open that fecking thread. Just bloomin' stop for fecks sake. Take your eyeballs and point them somewhere else for 5 minutes.

Honestly, its like deliberately stepping in dogshit and then standing there with your foot in the shit ranting about how much you hate dogshit.

The UFC is giving us more great fights then ever before. At least thats how I feel about it. The other dumb stuff? Who. The. Feck. Cares.
This is why I haven't watched TUF since the Shonie Carter season, and why I watch only around 1 out of 5 UFC events these days.

And that's fine, watching UFC events is something I do for fun, and if it's not as fun as it was in the past then I'm not going to do it as much.
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It's been a gradual phasing out of MMA fans in place of garnering UFC's new fans. I know a lot more people who used to be MMA fans then I do today and it's stuff like what is on that list that has done it for a large part.

I like MMA less because of this forum
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Some of these examples aren't as good as others.

Refusing to sign Askren is a good one, refusing to sign Cyborg is a terrible one. She was under contract and offered a fight with Rousey at 135 lbs. She asked to be released, so she was.

That said, all sports make decisions for entertainment purposes. The NFL used to ban linemen from extending their arms on a block. They changed it to make passing easier and the game more entertaining. I'm sure some fans bitched about how that was ruining the sports integrity.

Some people think that they can convey either a philosophy on life or a complex political statement using a signature on the internet. I'm not one of them.
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