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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 27 (permalink) Old 02-01-2007, 01:46 PM
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The problem I might see in the future is the UFC's desire to produce more shows and in order to do that degrade the quality of the fights on those cards, causing people to doubt their ablity to put on a good show. Until they get a larger amount of talent the number of fight cards should stay at one every two or three months.
I agree somewhat with what your saying. The last ufn was enough said. However, UFC needs to put on these amount of shows to get the exposure they need for the sport to continue to grow. I agree that the talent isnt where it should be but to new UFC fans they wont be able to tell the difference so they can continue to do this for a period of time.

And besides, what will I do if there is only 1 PPV every 2-3 months
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post #12 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-01-2007, 04:33 PM
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Yes the UFC needs to be careful of not putting on quality shows. Especially for there PPVs(those who whine about UFN should realize its on basic cable and it was pretty solid overall,minus that big name match).

Thing is the UFC is expanding more aggressivly into other parts of the world. There having one in England. UFC 70 had added 4 European Fighters to there card already. They've added several Japanese fighters lately also to the UFC Roster. There using TUF to increase exposure and name recognition for up and coming fighters. The next TUF will likely add at least 2 or 3 quality lightweights(I think thats the only weight this season?).

If you take a step back and really look,the UFC is trying too add depth and quality from all over the world atm. Not to mention as it becomes more and more mainstream,more Americans and Canadians will join MMA.

YES,they have to be careful to let the talent catchup,but its not there just ingorning there Roster. There using several avenues to improve it.
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Thats why I think they'er working the whole WEC angle. They can use that org. as kind of a minor leagues for the UFC. The talent gets battle tested before it hits the big show, and no doubt people will watch WEC when it comes on TV, MMA fans just can't get enough!

not the worst idea i've ever heard. i think it could work as long as the fights were always competitive. there wont be big names, therefore they need to work on making the best matchups possible. but i could see it working. good idea man. repped.

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Dana might be lying,but he said the WEC wont be a minor leagues for the UFC. That they will be in competition with each other. Eitherway with proper promotion WEC will become a better company than before and more of there fighters will probably join UFC someday.
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The UFC needs to stop going after other organizations, eating up the competition eventually will come back to bite you in the ass. You need something for the casual fans to compare you to, if you are the only "Show in town" they will eventually stop coming...

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Dana might be lying,but he said the WEC wont be a minor leagues for the UFC. That they will be in competition with each other. Eitherway with proper promotion WEC will become a better company than before and more of there fighters will probably join UFC someday.

well even if good ufc fighters decide to go to the WEC, what does dana care...he's still making money off em.

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He might make some money off of good fighters in the WEC,but those same fighters would probably make him more money under the UFC Banner.
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I wouldnt sweat it. The UFC will get money from all the "KO" huggers who don't watch it for the sport aspect. The money these people bring into the UFC will allow them to expaind and get more talent. I think its important for the UFC to put together better cards. They can keep pumpin them out the rate they have, that way they have a title match alomst every PPV. They should, if they were smart. Empty their pockets more and get people who will bring tickets after their discovered by US fans.


Also, the UFC needs to not stop their fights like they do sometimes. I understand why they do, but I have watched a few and said to myself... wtf?

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The problem is the UFC doesnt always have a choice really. If they dont follow the State Athletic commission and someone gets hurt it would hurt the UFC really really bad. The last thing they want is to get banned or really bad press,after all the progress they have made.
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UFC needs to stop having 1 sided fights. It seems there trying to build up fighter's popularity, which is fine. But, I have a bad feeling this is going to become a bad habit and the UFC will travel the same road as recent boxing.
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