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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-26-2009, 07:48 AM Thread Starter
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Ortiz vs Griffin Rematch Sells Only 62% Of Tickets

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Even though UFC 106: Ortiz vs. Griffin 2 pulled in a cool $3,003,250 at the gate, the event only sold 6,631 of the available 10,762 tickets. Obviously, these were the after effects of losing its original main event only a month prior to the event.
The UFC comped 3,898 tickets while 223 additional tickets went unsold.

It’ll be interesting to see how the pay-per-view buys do as Ortiz is normally a big draw for the promotion.

Forrest Griffin defeated Tito Ortiz in a re-match of their bout at UFC 59 which Ortiz won by split decision, prompting talks of a rubber match between the two former light heavyweight champions.

A third fight would probably need to be chaperoned by a bigger fight to make the event, so we’ll see if the UFC wants to put together Ortiz vs. Griffin for a third time.
http://www.fightline.com/news/mma/20...-2/index.shtml

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3rd fight should wait until both of them get back on win streak. I got no interest to see it anytime soon and I seriously hope Dana wont make them coach next tuf against each other.

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Is it just me or does it seem like MMA has taking a bit of a slump in the past few months? earlier this year MMA was booming and it looked like it wasnt going to stop, but the past few months it just seems like its lost a bit of interest with poor PPV buys and poor gates.

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Is it just me or does it seem like MMA has taking a bit of a slump in the past few months? earlier this year MMA was booming and it looked like it wasnt going to stop, but the past few months it just seems like its lost a bit of interest with poor PPV buys and poor gates.
Yeah i kinda of agree with you, but its been because of injuries and stuff. Dont worry tho im sure for 107 there will be no empty seats and the ppv's should jump back up
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Have you looked at those ticket prices? They're INSANE! I don't know if I could even justify nosebleeds if UFC came to my city.

It's all supply and demand. If they're not selling out (or close) then they should lower ticket prices. The cheaper and middle-tier tickets are likely to be the most price responsive, they should lower those ones. The rich guys ringside will probably pay whatever they have to.
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UFC is definitely in a slump theres the evidence you need right there.
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Its in a slump because of injuries but specifically because brock lesnar is seriously ill.
I hope you mean that specific card but it sounds like you think the entire UFC is slumping because of Lesnar's illness. Really?????? Say it ain't so!!!
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Is it just me or does it seem like MMA has taking a bit of a slump in the past few months? earlier this year MMA was booming and it looked like it wasnt going to stop, but the past few months it just seems like its lost a bit of interest with poor PPV buys and poor gates.
They could always cut down on the comps, and show more preliminary fights free. Whenever I see the prelims free I nearly always want to get the PPV (and then don't, but that's academic.).


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Injuries and illnesses have and will continue to effect the UFC for the time being. I think 2010 will be much brighter than the latter half of 2009, and, as was said, UFC 107 should prove the value of a championship match. Having four out of five of your champions on the shelf is bound to hurt business. Then there's the host of other injured fighters, most of them big names or up and comers. If there's a slump, the aforementioned is your cause.

Ticket sales and increasingly high prices are also likely a contributing factor. These celebrities and fighters can likely afford to pay top dollar for a seat, but your average fan will likely shy away from the idea of spending 450 dollars for a so-so seat. The fact is, UFC can well afford to lower its prices, and until it does, you're likely to see a certain amount of tickets left unsold. Which begs the question... sell for less, or don't sell at all?
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not surprised, still a growing sport, plus this card was garbage
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