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post #21 of 28 (permalink) Old 10-11-2008, 12:47 AM
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While it's a lot cheaper and easier to just watch it on TV- I will always prefer to go to sporting events live. Nothing can replace this excitement of the crowd and watching an event live in the stadium or arena IMO.


Sadly I have not gotten to go to a UFC event the only one I really tried to go to was UFC 69 in Houston because it's only a few hours away but the tickets were already sold out and the ticket agencies were selling them way too expensively.


As much as corporations gobble up ticket- ticket brokers suck worse as they send out multiple buyers to buy tickets for face value online or in ticket lines and then turn around and normally, at least, double the price to buyers. I used to train the president of a Ticket brokerage and some of the tactics he told me about actually pissed me off completely because it totally screws over the average fan.
I agree, I haven't been to a live MMA event yet but I have been to a couple Duck games and there is nothing like being there at Autzen stadium during game time in my opinion

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Let's put it this way. Dana "it's good to be" White is in a no-win situation. As a promoter, his fighters (employees) are already all over his a** to max out their pay.

But as he's already stated in Rolling Stone, the UFC doesn't have guaranteed revenue from any television network, meaning they can't guarantee the huge purses we associate with "big fights" in boxing (and trust me, those "big purse fights" are very few and far between).

In other words, ALL of UFC's revenue comes from pay per view, with Spike programming serving as teasers to get people to buy. Without network or cable television subsidies, White is financing the entire operation himself. This leaves little room for error, and White is smart enough to leave money on the table to keep the entire operation afloat, rather than doling it all out to the fighters.

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Now, on the flip side, we have the fans. And of course, the typical working class sports fan is going to want to pay as little as possible. But keep in mind that the typical UFC event is being held in Las Vegas, where it's not especially difficult to draw several thousands of very wealthy patrons to an event at max ticket prices.

So, White's position is lose-lose. Charge more, and he can pay his fighters more. But then you alienate working class fans. Pay the fighters what they want, based upon gate receipts, and the financial future of the UFC is threatened.

The reality is, Dana White's job is to keep the UFC solvent. This ensures that UFC fighters, all of them, have future paydays, even if it means they don't receive "full market value" pay for each event.

Bottom line: UFC will be the sole survivor in high profile MMA events. The other brands will languish, or become a sort of farm system/minor league for UFC. And yes, it does burn me up to see a fighter risk his life and receive a paltry $3K for all his efforts.

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supply and demand. If people are willing to pay for the tickets, the company would be stupid not to sell them for that.
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Question, who here is actually going to go to a live UFC event?

If you're not, then let the people who actually sell out the stadiums bitch.
Been to 2 and plan on going to more in the future. For the price I paid I got a much better seat at the UFC fights than I did for the same price at NFL and MLB games. Even hockey tickets are getting up there in price.
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supply and demand. If people are willing to pay for the tickets, the company would be stupid not to sell them for that.
You are 100% correct. As long as these events continue to sell out, the higher the ticket prices will be.
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Been to 2 and plan on going to more in the future. For the price I paid I got a much better seat at the UFC fights than I did for the same price at NFL and MLB games. Even hockey tickets are getting up there in price.
I think you are misunderstanding me because for the most part, I really don't see why people should be bitching, especially the ones who never plan on going to the UFC events.

I see no problems with the pricing.

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I think you are misunderstanding me because for the most part, I really don't see why people should be bitching, especially the ones who never plan on going to the UFC events.

I see no problems with the pricing.
Actually I was trying to agree with you! I guess I posted wrong, lol. But yeah, prices for me "feel right". Sure I dropped some cash for my tickets, but I don't plan on going to everyone.
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Actually I was trying to agree with you! I guess I posted wrong, lol. But yeah, prices for me "feel right". Sure I dropped some cash for my tickets, but I don't plan on going to everyone.
I guess I was the one confused lol. Either way, we both agree

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