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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 26 (permalink) Old 11-11-2006, 04:06 PM
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i don't want to just see slugfests....i want to see technichal fighters.....
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i don't want to just see slugfests....i want to see technichal fighters.....
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White has a good set up bring talent in through TUF show. I figure this way he doesn't have to pay a fighter say like Jackson, or Shogun the kind of money they'd command.

To increase the fan base and educate the public on this great sport more live cards need to be shown on TV, not PPV. I think that'd be a huge step in a positive direction. What say ye?
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I just want to hear about some opinions about the future of the UFC and what they have to do to keep the fans happy. Recently I have not been enjoying the pay per view events nearly as much as in the past. I usually am only interested in the top 2 or maybe 3 fights. I know that Pride usually offers many more fights, and bigger named fights on a regular basis. I really want to see UFC broaden their rosters and start gaining some international talent instead of just basing most of the talent out of North America. I would love to see a large amount of fighters out of Europe come over and fight in the UFC. We have to start raising the bar alittle higher in the UFC to keep things fresh, and stop with the Trilogy matches!

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the trilogy matches? Those are the shit.
If two guys who make good fights each have a win, rubbermatch.
pfft.
Yea but Id rather seen a broader amount of talent involved rather than the same people fighting over and over and over again. I agree if the fights are good...but come on...shamrock - ortiz 4 times...pffttt

I love Shamrock, but come on

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it all depends, i mean their main audience is uneducated rednecks, so they could just give them subpar fights and typcial KO fests and they'd keep them happy... but if PRIDE gets their act together, UFC will have to up its game.

although, if enough educated fans complain, UFC will change. as they have already shown interest in growth, by bringing in Anderson, and now maybe Aleks!

it all depends. are they going for WWE type superiority where quality doesn't matter, only profit, or are they going for a supreme MMA event?
So if a guy doesn't know all the UFC history and follow every move, he is an uneducated redneck? I would venture to say all these so called rednecks are what the future of the business rides on. New fans will make it grow, not the ones who have been there from day one.

Obviously Anderson and Aleks are not the fist thing they have done to show an interest in growth. They did come out with TUF and all the shows they put on Spike TV. If it wasn't for all this stuff these rednecks like, you would not have near as much to complain about. UFC would not be near as popular and you would not know anything about the guys everyone complains about now.

I think they would need to have fewer PPV's a year and also hold more televised events (free) with the newer unknown's. If they did that though, someone would be complaining not enough PPV's......the TV fights suck....blah blah No matter what they do, someone will find something to whine about.
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i don't want to just see slugfests....i want to see technichal fighters.....

I love a good slugfest. At least a few on each card. BJJ is boring as hell for me to watch unless it is two absolute grade A fighters going at it.
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I think they would need to have fewer PPV's a year and also hold more televised events (free) with the newer unknown's. If they did that though, someone would be complaining not enough PPV's......the TV fights suck....blah blah No matter what they do, someone will find something to whine about.
I agree that they need to do more free shows I would like to see 2 fight nights a month. I would also like to see people go up and down in the wieght classes a little more. Expand UFC to allow us to watch the up and commers. It seams like the UFC is stale.
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I agree that they need to do more free shows I would like to see 2 fight nights a month. I would also like to see people go up and down in the wieght classes a little more. Expand UFC to allow us to watch the up and commers. It seams like the UFC is stale.
I think to uber fans of MMA UFC are always going to draw criticism but IMO UFC is still booming and the majority of the audience is excited and happy with the product so I wouldn't expect any changes (although the roster is getting better by the month which is really fast.) If you share the attitude that the majority of fans are uneducated rednecks then I think you will always find something to bash UFC about because you will never let yourself be entertained by something the lowly rednecks enjoy. I think that is an arrogant attitude but everyone is entitled to an opinion.
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I know this much.... TUF 19 isn't the answer.

I think a tournament once or twice a year would be cool, some multi fight events... Maybe even have a championship tournament? Champ has to fight #3 contender, #2 and #1 contender fight, winner fights winner... for new belt perhaps?

They've got too many newcomers from TUF shows, these guys aren't all worth watching. I'm sick of Joe Stevenson and Keith Jardine being on more than original UFC fighters. Maybe throw in a TKO only match... no time limit. Fight to the death so to speak. SOMETHING new!
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