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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 36 (permalink) Old 12-03-2009, 11:26 AM
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Too many fights, not enough money. Not many people can drop $50 every month for UFC.

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"perhaps too much product"

that is right UFC is making PPV cards out of cards that shouldnt be forcing fans to buy subpar events..... ufc should do ufc 108 for FREE or drop a card altogether imo until big fights are ready again

also ufc should never push the ppvs to more then 1 every month half to 2 months imo if they really wants to put more subpar cards on do them for free on network tv as fight nights ....
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post #13 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-03-2009, 12:10 PM
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I don't think the UFC is in trouble at all. Having said that though they really need to add a major network. Spike has been great and there is no reason to deprive them.

In my mind, this would be the smartest thing to do.

Ultimate Fight Nights and TUF Finales - Spike TV
Title Fight Events - Pay Per Views
Non title fight Events - NBC, CBS, FOX, or ABC. This would do wonders for their ratings and exposure.
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post #14 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-03-2009, 12:48 PM
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Just as an idea at how stupid thinking the UFC is in trouble by looking at their PPV buys... Single event buys mean little, you have to look at the big picture.

UFC's 2006 PPV Buys
UFC 57: 400,000
UFC 58: 300,000
UFC 59: 425,000
UFC 60: 620,000
UFC 61: 775,000
UFC 62: 500,000
UFC 63: 400,000
UFC 64: 300,000
UFC 65: 500,000
UFC 66: 1,050,000
Total: 5,270,000

UFC's 2007 PPV Buys
UFC 67: 400,000
UFC 68: 540,000
UFC 69: 400,000
UFC 71: 675,000
UFC 72: 200,000
UFC 73: 425,000
UFC 74: 520,000
UFC 76: 475,000
UFC 77: 325,000
UFC 78: 325,000
UFC 79: 600,000
Total = 4,865,000

UFC's 2008 PPV Buys
UFC 80: 225,000
UFC 81: 650,000
UFC 82: 325,000
UFC 83: 525,000
UFC 84: 475,000
UFC 85: 225,000
UFC 86: 520,000
UFC 87: 625,000
UFC 88: 480,000
UFC 90: 300,000
UFC 91: 920,000
UFC 92: 1,000,000
Total = 6,270,000

UFC's 2009 PPV Buys
UFC 93: 320,000
UFC 94: 800,000
UFC 96: 350,000
UFC 97: 625,000
UFC 98: 635,000
UFC 99: 360,000
UFC 100: 1,600,000
UFC 101: 1,050,000
UFC 102: 435,000
UFC 103: 400,000
UFC 104: 475,000
UFC 106: ~360,000
UFC 107: Not yet taken place
Total = 7,410,000

I am pretty sure the UFC has the highest PPV revenue, more then Boxing and WWE now. Why? Because they are putting on more events and gaining more and more fans.

The UFC wouldn't be expanding to Austrlia, Germany and having multiple shows in London and Ireland if they were in financial trouble.

They are BOOMING right now and it is quite amazing considering the economic situation.

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streaming websites and mma video sites are a big problem too!
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streaming websites and mma video sites are a big problem too!
great way to bring in new fans tho
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post #17 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-03-2009, 01:53 PM
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UFC 104 was friggin' stacked compared to 106... not that many people are going to pay for a card that's been shot to hell with injuries.
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exactly, the same with 108, full of injuries not that many great fights. Im excited for it only because im going to it haha

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I agree too much product. Stop making crappy card. Nobody really wants to pay 50 dollars to watch people like ortiz and griffin slap eachother.

If a belt isnt on the line on a card, it should be only $25
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exactly, the same with 108, full of injuries not that many great fights. Im excited for it only because im going to it haha
Im excited for almost every card, but I also consider myself a "hardcore" fan of MMA. Most people are just casual fans and aren't going to buy cards without 2-3 well hyped fights on it. Sorry but Tito and Forrest are NOT going to carry your entire card.
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