Maintaining control of Fans opinions
I just wanted to point out a couple of observations Ive made over the past few months and just wanted to get some discussion going on whether they make sense or Im reading too much into things.
The first thing I wanted to discuss was this title of "baddest man on the planet''.
I think I first started hearing it (in the UFC) during the Brock vs. Carwin fight. I believe both Rogan and Goldie mentioned it a couple of times.
For some reason, I felt like it was an jab directed specifically towards Fedor and his camp. Didnt they do a 1 hour special on Fedor called 'The baddest man on the planet'?
Do you think its just coincidence or did that 1 hour special really get under Dana's skin?
The second thing I was wondering about, was why BJ got an immediate rematch against Edgar.
I think the main reason why BJ got the rematch was because the UFC did not want to lose the prestige of having the best lightweight in the world.
I think they were very aware that when BJ lost, it opened up discussion to who could possibly be ranked above him and the UFC wanted to prove they had the best (in BJ Penn). So the rematch was not based on merit, it was based on the fact that the UFC wanted to keep control of the #1 spot.
Anyways, I always look at the UFC as a business and not so much a sports organization. Whenever decisions are made, the first things I wonder are "How is this making them money"? "HOw is this helping them keep control of the market?"
Just wondering what you guys think of this stuff.
Pretty open ended question...Whatever. Hope its worth discussing.