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Old 12-17-2009, 11:50 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I admit i watch anything other than the UFC illegally but that is only because there is no legal way of watching the WEC, Dream ect. in the UK, but i pay for the UFC cards and i would pay for WEC, Dream and SF too if they were shown here.
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Old 12-17-2009, 11:54 AM   #12 (permalink)
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The Fertittas can cry me a river.
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Old 12-17-2009, 11:58 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Just by the ppv and record it??
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Old 12-17-2009, 12:03 PM   #14 (permalink)
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UFC co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta testified Wednesday at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on piracy of live sports broadcasting over the Internet, and he said the UFC is potentially losing tens of millions of dollars because people are illegally streaming UFC pay-per-views online.
Ok METALLICA.

Seriously, he is sounding like a TOTAL wiener.

Not everyone has access to PPV, so the fact people are tuning in and he's building his brand is HUGE.

SO what these people aren't paying for your shitty cards, they are buying your t-shirts, hats, and other merchandise.

My respect for that joker has vanished. Awwww, poor millionaire.
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Old 12-17-2009, 12:05 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Recently I just stream unless its a stacked card.
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Old 12-17-2009, 12:15 PM   #16 (permalink)
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+1. Maybe don't charge that much goddamn money for a b-rated card (when we get Fedor vs Rogers for free?) and we'll start illegally watching less. $55~ for a few hours of entertainment is insane, especially 1-2x a month. That's like all the gas money I use in a month... or a week of groceries.
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Old 12-17-2009, 12:18 PM   #17 (permalink)
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+1. Maybe don't charge that much goddamn money for a b-rated card (when we get Fedor vs Rogers for free?) and we'll start illegally watching less. $55~ for a few hours of entertainment is insane, especially 1-2x a month. That's like all the gas money I use in a month... or a week of groceries.
Exaaaaactly. If they were $25 or $30, I'd seriously consider it. I wish I could be that thrifty with gas. My house eats like the TUF 10 house, I swear, and I am not the problem.
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Old 12-17-2009, 12:19 PM   #18 (permalink)
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If there is no legal way of watching the UFC ect. in your country, then i think they have the right to watch it on the net or by other means. But if you can get it theres no excuse in not paying for it, if you cant afford it then dont watch it, other wise you are ruining it for everyone else. If everyone watches it online then we wont have anything to watch at all because they wont be making a profit. All i say is support the thing you claim to love, which i am hoping the most of you do.
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Exactly. Not everyone can afford the ppv events. Especially in this economy. 55 extra bucks a month is a lot right now.

Like they don't make enough money anyway. I understand that people are stealing from him but it isn't only the UFC. People download free music, movies, other sporting events everyday. People can even download entire operating systems such as Vista and Windows 7 and they can get expensive programs like microsoft office or photoshop for free.

I think that the world is well aware of this problem and him complaining is not going to fix it at all. He already has people out there shutting down streams. What more can you do?
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IF PPVs weren't damn near $60 I'd consider buying then more. I'd be willing to part with $30-$35 for it. For $55 I should get a damn copy of the DVD -.- Don't get me wrong, if a card is specifically a stacked card I don't mind as much because I can get people to chip in (I payed like $20 for UFC 100 lol) but with them putting on 9001 PPVs a year, I just can't afford it. I support the UFC in other ways though (buying merchandise etc). Hell, probably half of the PPVs I've seen I just go to a bar and watch them, which happens to be completely legal, but yet watching them online isn't? Same thing except that I don't have to worry about drunken asshats lol. I mean, I support the UFC and everything, but these billionare sob stories always make me lol. "Oh we made millions upon millions of dollars but we could've made millions more that night, damn pirates!1" Same thing with Metallica crying about it and suing people for obscene amounts of money. You're already MAKING obscene amounts of money, don't act like a greedy douche (Lorenzo is far from doing that though) and act like your product is worth WAY more money than it is just for publicity and more money that you don't really need. What the Hell is Lars Ulrich going to do with another 8 million dollars? Wipe his ass with it? The dudes already worth millions.
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