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Old 10-18-2007, 11:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Will the M-1 pose a threat to the UFC ?

Im not only talking about the fact that Fedor went there and that Cuban owns it now but here are some other things you should take into consideration (IMO) :

More and more fighters are talking about their displease with the UFC and/or dana white... Ortiz , Sylvia.... ( and frank shamrock ( although hes not in the UFC i know )

THere is simply to much talent in every division and there is only one belt. Some fighters MIGHT not take good to getting losses and not being champion.. imo i dont see for example liddell, crocop and franklin extending their contract if they go on to many losses And that brings me to my next point being that if the one person sitting on the belt has a fighting style/talent that you cannot seem to beat and have lost to two or more times ( and therefore another rematch is out of the question or close to it anyways ) than they might not care to fight anymore , as most fighters want to be nr 1.

Taking all these things into consideration i see a possibility that the M-1 will sign some of the talent that might be lost to the UFC and although they might have become loosers in the UFC they are still popular and draw PPVers and therefore the NEW talents will go to theyr organisation.

so if i have missed some points or you simply disagree plaese tell me what/why....

ps. i know that everybody has a prize and although i dont know the exact value of the different organisations im sure that Cuban is pretty stacked.
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Old 10-18-2007, 12:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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the problem with your theory is tito is already resigned a contract or close to it.....i forget

liddell will most likely retire even if he dosnt dana white is his manager and chuck hates change

as for ace i believe him and dana are chumy aswell

not to mention how many of these legends are gonna wanna pack there bags and go to russia to fight?
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not to mention how many of these legends are gonna wanna pack there bags and go to russia to fight?
yas... but im not talking about all this happening right now.... and i dont think cuban will host all the events in russia
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yas... but im not talking about all this happening right now.... and i dont think cuban will host all the events in russia
o ok you mean in say a three year span

well yes

cuban has a shit load of cash and fedor....if he can get some big fights together.....and come to american and other parts of the world he has potential
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M-1's first show under new ownership is expected to be in the US.

As for UFC, it looks like their business model may be in trouble. With other organizations willing to pay and agree to non-exclusive contracts, UFC may find themselves having to pay more than they want as their brand recognition premium goes down.

I'm not sure if any one organization will be able to compete directly with UFC anytime soon, but one or two strong organizations could really eat away at UFC's mid-level fighters, which would weaken the foundation for the main draws.

I think EliteXC and Mark Cuban (potentially M-1, plus HDnet is airing a ton of smaller shows plus InsideMMA, which is getting better by the week) are in a position to hurt UFC's current market share.
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Which Org is Cuban part of now? Last I knew he hasn't officialy said he was part of M-1 has he?
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Which Org is Cuban part of now? Last I knew he hasn't officialy said he was part of M-1 has he?
M-1 is still just rumor, but it's gained a lot of momentum.

Cuban's HDNet airs events from several different smaller shows. IFO, Art of War, Rage In the Cage (not to be confused with Cage Rage ), and a bunch of others. HDnet also just started self-promoting events, the first was last week. A lot of it's really bad, but there have been some really good fights.
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it really depends on what kind of fighters they can get they already got a huge one in fedor if they can get someone in the caliber like shogun or anderson silva or a sean sherk or somthn i think they could definatly pose a threat to the ufc
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this seems to happen every year

a new mma organization started by a billionier comes along, like bodog, and everybody thinks it's going to challenge ufc

step 1: get a lot of money
step 2: ??????????????????
step 3: dominate UFC !!!
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No one is a threat to UFC.
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