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Old 01-16-2010, 12:08 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I'm not so sure about this, people always say it but is there no such thing as too much product? I love certain foods but if I eat them over and over I get bored. With so many events, sometimes I find that the spectacle is slightly lost, and the big show doesn't have that feel to it like it used to.

I love watching MMA don't get me wrong, but I find for the overal big show experience it was better when there was less. Naturally there will be more and more as the business grows, but that doesn't mean I have to prefer it that way.
well said...lets see how it plays out in the next few months to couple of years.
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Old 01-16-2010, 12:53 PM   #12 (permalink)
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That's still 2-3 times what the first Affliction card did. Just to put in perspective how far ahead of everyone else the UFC is.
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Old 01-16-2010, 01:39 PM   #13 (permalink)
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UFC PPV events are becoming too frequent. They seriously need to get a major network deal.
I have to agree with this completely. I remember seeing Dana White a while back say something like we know we ask our fans to purchase a lot of PPV's. Well, he can ask, but that does not mean that I can say yes. The shows are 55$ here plus an additional 10$ for HD broadcast. I could not afford to purchase every card even if every card was stacked from top to bottom.

I really think that this burden is going to need to be greatly lessened via a television deal. I don't mind watching commercials, seriously, I love the UFC, but I cannot fork out this type of money to support the company. I am betting that the UFC is probably eyeballing another rate increase to make up for lagging sales, which would be a HUGE mistake in my mind. I personally think that it is time to change the business model.
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Old 01-16-2010, 01:50 PM   #14 (permalink)
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There are not too many PPV events. UFC 108 was glaring proof of this.

A bazzilion injuries and still it was a very entertaining event even though there were few big name fighters.

The fact of the matter is that when there aren't a bunch of top name fighters in the UFC then there are some good up and comers which was the case with 108. Dos Santos, Jim Miller, Lauzon brothers, Hazelett, Daley and then Silva and Evans.

I fully understand why some people would think that this event wasn't worth purchasing but that is a personal preference and it is only really due to some amazing cards that we have seen.

The UFC didn't plan on this card to be the way it was, they planned on a few big fights, injuries got in the way and the UFC still pulled through and put on a great show. A couple less injuries and this event could have pulled in 600,000+ buys.
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Old 01-16-2010, 02:40 PM   #15 (permalink)
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There ARE too many events. My level of interest for the majority of the events is quite modest now. I have to really make a concerted effort to consciously raise my interest level most of the time by delving into minutiae about why an event MIGHT be interesting.

But that doesn't mean the UFC is going to hold fewer events. Even though 200 K is not a huge number, it's still a big source of revenue nonetheless. $50 X 200K = $10 mil. Split it in half with the cable company and that's $5 mil gross. Plus the gate (another million or so).
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There ARE too many events. My level of interest for the majority of the events is quite modest now. I have to really make a concerted effort to consciously raise my interest level most of the time by delving into minutiae about why an event MIGHT be interesting.

But that doesn't mean the UFC is going to hold fewer events. Even though 200 K is not a huge number, it's still a big source of revenue nonetheless. $50 X 200K = $10 mil. Split it in half with the cable company and that's $5 mil gross. Plus the gate (another million or so).
Imo that just means that you are losing interest in the sport. Because the UFC is actually putting on better events now then they used to. Look back at some of the older events if you don't believe me. What is now considered an average card would have been considered a good event.

I think lots of people are just getting bored of the sport now that it is becoming main stream. It has lost its wow factor.

I understand not being able to afford events and not being able to follow the UFC closely without buying each event or watching them illegally and do think that effects some people. But asking the UFC to be less successful just so we can keep up with every match isn't fair. The UFC is growing so much it is becoming almost like a mainstream sport, you don't have time to follow every team in say the NFL or whatever, you pick a couple you like and keep an eye on them. People just need to start doing the same thing with the UFC, pick a few fighters and follow them, for the most part that becomes the title holders which is why people are becoming disappointed with events that don't have title fights or top contenders fighting even if the event isn't that bad from a fight perspective.
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Old 01-16-2010, 04:07 PM   #17 (permalink)
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MMA is a freaking sport! Why would anyone want there to be less fights? It's like asking for less NBA or less NFL.. I would prefer there be more NFL games than there are right now.

What the UFC should do is get a network deal, and have the huge cards that are stacked with championships on the line to be PPVs and have more seats in the arena.

If that happens, I think the sport will really boom because more people will watch it and more people will pay them for airtime.
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Old 01-16-2010, 04:20 PM   #18 (permalink)
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no one is complaining there are too many events, they are complaining that there are too many PPVs to purchase. if the UFC got a network deal and showed the same amount or maybe a couple more events yearly, then everyone would be happy.
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let's take a break and look at the big picture here. GSP, Anderson Silva, Lyoto Machida and Brock Lesnar were all injured at the same time. That's 4/5 of the champions injured. Of course things will seem stale when there are no title fights. A year ago things were fine when almost every ppv had a title fight, things will be just fine in 6 months when all the champs are back, people just need to realize that the UFC is in survival mode for a little while until the champs are healed.
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Stop asking for less events! That's the last thing any MMA fan would want.
Actually, I'd prefer less.

They hold so many events a year that it really dilutes the talent pool and card quality. Also, I would actually buy a PPV more often if they weren't so close together and the cards looked better on paper.
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