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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-10-2006, 04:39 AM
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I think Dana's best move is to continue with Spike - this creates new fighters who may not be worldclass, most fans will identify with and want to follow. Although a match up with Pride may be very attractive to seasoned fans who understand the sport, losing in most divisions would knock down the status of fighters particularly if they lost quckly. Your average fan doesn't know enough to be attracted to Pride over UFC unless Dana gives them airtime with fights.
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1.Put another MAJOR fight on free t.v and load the undercard with people you may want to build on in the future(like what they did with the final chapter). I say they should put a big fight, something the people would love to see like Ken/Randy. The best would be a title fight on T.V.(Sanchez vs St. Pierre)

2. Get more talent. The free agent pool is bigger then ever. Fedor/ Lindland/ Mayhem/ Trigg/ Condit/ Shields/ Rampage/ Herring/ Vitor/ Bontello/ Cro Cop/ Renzo/ Thomson/ Ludwig/ Shamrock...... the list just goes on. Get as many as you can/afford and add some depth to the UFC.

3. Introduce new weight divisions. I am not saying do them all at once. Do it gradually. I would like to see 145, 162-5, 177, 195, 215 or superheavyweight. Any of these division would be great. There are many fighter who are tweeners and would fit great into these divisions. I think a good idea would be to have a TUF with one of these division or something aswell. Don't necessarly have a champion from the get go, but this would be a big step for the sport.

4. Expand the business. Do shows in Canada, Japan, Mexico, England... wherever. Start trying to make UFC a worldwide sport. Do more PPV's a year, do more TV shows a year. Get more international fighters. Get more sponsers. Get more TV deals. A lot can be done to make UFC/The sport bigger then ever.
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1.Put another MAJOR fight on free t.v and load the undercard with people you may want to build on in the future(like what they did with the final chapter). I say they should put a big fight, something the people would love to see like Ken/Randy. The best would be a title fight on T.V.(Sanchez vs St. Pierre)

2. Get more talent. The free agent pool is bigger then ever. Fedor/ Lindland/ Mayhem/ Trigg/ Condit/ Shields/ Rampage/ Herring/ Vitor/ Bontello/ Cro Cop/ Renzo/ Thomson/ Ludwig/ Shamrock...... the list just goes on. Get as many as you can/afford and add some depth to the UFC.

3. Introduce new weight divisions. I am not saying do them all at once. Do it gradually. I would like to see 145, 162-5, 177, 195, 215 or superheavyweight. Any of these division would be great. There are many fighter who are tweeners and would fit great into these divisions. I think a good idea would be to have a TUF with one of these division or something aswell. Don't necessarly have a champion from the get go, but this would be a big step for the sport.

4. Expand the business. Do shows in Canada, Japan, Mexico, England... wherever. Start trying to make UFC a worldwide sport. Do more PPV's a year, do more TV shows a year. Get more international fighters. Get more sponsers. Get more TV deals. A lot can be done to make UFC/The sport bigger then ever.



I agree with points 1 , 2 and 4 but think the UFC has a good weight system. Good reply however!
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4. Expand the business. Do shows in Canada, Japan, Mexico, England... wherever. Start trying to make UFC a worldwide sport. Do more PPV's a year, do more TV shows a year. Get more international fighters. Get more sponsers. Get more TV deals. A lot can be done to make UFC/The sport bigger then ever.
Give it time, GSP will be defending his title in Canada. I am thinking I heard something about them starting in Europe some place too. If they start a sister company of UFC in Europe, they can help build the compnay over there. Right now, it would not make much sense to just send all the current fighters over seas for a PPV. Canada works, but overseas would just take a little away from it. Once they get going over there, they could show some of that on TV also which will let us know who these other fighters are and make us want to buy a PPV based in Europe. If UFC would acquire Pride, they would be that much closer to it.
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Get more sponsers. Get more TV deals. A lot can be done to make UFC/The sport bigger then ever.
The UFC definitley needs to team up with a major sponsor, think of all the other major sports, they all have that one or two big sponsors. it makes things a little easier on the financial side which in turns allows a company to expand correctly and wisely. Imagine the UFC hooking up with:

Nike
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Under Armour
Champion
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etc.etc.etc.

You can't have everything. Where would you put it?



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