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Old 09-29-2008, 05:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Economy vs. UFC

The ecomomy is in a major meltdown and everyone will be cutting back on things. I know myself with a PPV @ 50 bucks or more I will be real hesitant on purchasing one unless the card is great or title defences/ranking are on the line. The UFC has increased to once a month and while I was purchasing these, now my work has slowed down so has overtime. I have seven kids with one in college so my extra cash is getting even less. I don't believe I'm the only one in this situation and don't give me the crap about a true mma fan because I am just have to take care of myself first. Here's the question if the economy gets worse how will it effect your purchases if at all and the effect on the the UFC in general.
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Old 09-29-2008, 05:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Over here in the UK things are bad, but are not having a serious effect on me just yet, yes my fuel, food bills and mortagage is costing me a lot, but I just about earn enough to pay everything out and a little bit for myself.

At the moment, I have a cable package that gives me Setanta (the channel that shows the UFC over here) for free, so my financial status will not effect my UFC viewing.

If Setanta wasn't free, it's a tenner a month (20 bucks roughly) so I would still be able to afford it.

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Old 09-29-2008, 05:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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well i dont buy ufcs...i watch streams...BUT if i did id cut back too and only buy great cards and title defenses.

and also i like to buy tapout shirts and other mma clothing like once a month i buy something but its getting to where that extra money at the end of each month isnt there anymore
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I don’t think we’ll see much of an impact for a while, even if things get really bad.
Remember during the great depression (things were 100x worse than now) boxing was 2nd only to baseball in popularity and people fell in love with motion pictures.
Traditionally during hard times people seek an escape be it entertainment, alcohol or even illegal drugs.
MMA in general might suffer with less corporate sponsorship but large organizations like the UFC will survive and come out even stronger in the end.
This could actually be one of the factors in helping MMA to be accepted as mainstream.

Just my perspective.
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Old 09-29-2008, 05:57 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Actually I was thinking about this lately as well. I dont see myself ordering any PPV's unless they are really good cards. So far the announced matchups wont be enough for me to order a PPV again this year, I will just watch online.

But thats a good point about sponsorships as I hadnt even considered that. Not only will the UFC be affected but fighters will most likely find it more difficult to be sponsored as well.
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in Norway we have a strong economy so the UFCs actually becomes cheaper for me to buy ( i buy them from UFC.com )
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I don't pay for it so it won't affect me.
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