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View Poll Results: Do you pay for UFC?

I want my couch/big screen/buddies. I pay for UFC! 42 48.84%
I like the bar atmosphere, plus I save on ppv! 8 9.30%
I stream from an underground site because I am sneaky sneaky 36 41.86%
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Old 11-23-2007, 05:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Do you pay for live events?

I am curious what the ratio is of people who pay for fights vs people who watch in bars vs people who stream illegally from the net.

I understand the third may be controversial to answer but I suspect it is a great number of you, and I doubt the internet boogy-man is here tracking you.

Have at er, if you're interested!
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Old 11-23-2007, 05:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I buy about 8 PPV's a year. I don't buy crap ones like 78 though.
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Old 11-23-2007, 05:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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because I live in England I watch it on a live stream then watch it on a UK channel the next day (its not ppv!) then I d/l it
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Would pay for them if I owned a tv. Never have, likely never will, so I either go to a bar, a friends place, or otherwise.

If the UFC charged less for streaming PPV, and it had the kind of quality that Netflix streaming movies have, I'd gladly pay. $39.95 is an insane price for a streamed event! Isn't that more than what they charge for the PPV? My assumption is that the streaming events are intended for overseas audiences who don't have access to the PPV. That's the only reason I can think of for charging so much.
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For me $40 for a ppv isn't much of a concern; I buy all the ppv's. 19 times out of 20 a few friends come over and they'll usually chip in or buy beer or something.

It's not that I don't enjoy a bar or pub atmosphere; but not many are set up for good seating to watch ppv's or you have to go 3 hours early to get a decent spot. No thanks.
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I'm the same way, i just invite a few people over to watch with me. Living room with mates > bar with loud annoying strangers.

I like being able to rewind/slow mo bits for a second/closer look.
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If the UFC charged less for streaming PPV, and it had the kind of quality that Netflix streaming movies have, I'd gladly pay. $39.95 is an insane price for a streamed event! Isn't that more than what they charge for the PPV? My assumption is that the streaming events are intended for overseas audiences who don't have access to the PPV. That's the only reason I can think of for charging so much.


$39.95 is the price of the PPV no matter what way you buy it. It is the same for all. I think you are correct in saying the streaming events are simply intended to reach an audience that doens't have access to PPV which is mainly overseas. The UFC's opinion seems to be if I have to pay $39.95 to see the event live so should everyone else.

I can't say that I disagree.
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In high school I bought the majority of PPVs at my (parents) house because they got a fat plasma TV. I would usually make a little party out of it because my parents went out to dinner most of the time. But my friends rarely chipped in, being the cheap pothead bastards they are.

Now that I'm in college and thus live in the dorms, I got lucky because one of the resident advisors hosts UFC PPVs in his room. He has a big screen and all the works, and charges nothing to watch it, unless you want food then he charges $5. Sweet deal.
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$39.95 is the price of the PPV no matter what way you buy it. It is the same for all. I think you are correct in saying the streaming events are simply intended to reach an audience that doens't have access to PPV which is mainly overseas. The UFC's opinion seems to be if I have to pay $39.95 to see the event live so should everyone else.

I can't say that I disagree.
My issue with paying $39.95 for a streaming event is that a streaming event is going to be a lower quality product.

Has anyone here paid for a streaming event? I'm curious what the quality is like.
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i've only paid once for a Pride event. The rest...i watch for free.
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