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Old 01-31-2007, 12:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Will the UFC become a Victim of its own success?

The UFC has become the top boy in the MMA tv game however for all the diehard fans out there what is giving you concerns at the moment or what has progressively given cause for concern about the UFC?
Are there rules you feel may punish the sport?
Is there a glut of over promotion that tarnishes the game?
What do you think?
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Old 01-31-2007, 01:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 01-31-2007, 01:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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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....but the UFC has PPV approx every month (its not 2 or 3 months anymore) plus UFNs.
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Old 01-31-2007, 02:08 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i agree with whats been said...the talent pool is gonna have to increase if the ufc plans on doing ppv's 10-12 times a year. otherwise the cards are going to get watered down.
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Old 01-31-2007, 02:16 PM   #5 (permalink)
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i agree with whats been said...the talent pool is gonna have to increase if the ufc plans on doing ppv's 10-12 times a year. otherwise the cards are going to get watered down.

casual fans don't know the difference between fighters as long as someone gets knocked the hell out.
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Old 01-31-2007, 02:27 PM   #6 (permalink)
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casual fans don't know the difference between fighters as long as someone gets knocked the hell out.
Exactly, these are the people I'm afraid will hump and dry out the UFC success for the wrong reasons.
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Old 01-31-2007, 02:36 PM   #7 (permalink)
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The UFC is on the right path right now, It dont see what the problem is. They are bringing quality guys in and they will continue to do so.
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Old 01-31-2007, 03:01 PM   #8 (permalink)
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The Rules do need to be updated, they need to make it more competitive, faster paced. Because as it stands right now, you don't really need MUCH talent in all areas, you just need talent in wrestling. (i do agree with the one guy about core skills) But when you have someone lay on top of someone for 15/25 mins it gets the fighter on the bottom very frustrated.

For instance, if Heath goes to another fight, and the same thing happens to him, do you honestly think he will want to stay in the UFC? NO.

And what happens if that happens to CroCop, do you think he would want to stay in a "gay" league like that? NO.

When you are taking Prides fighters, and they come to the UFC, they don't want to come over here and get laid on for the whole match, it would just make them frutrated (coming from a high impact league to this) and end up leaving the UFC.

UFC lost its HUGE edge when they changed the rules. The UFC almost died because of the rules. So, the rules need to be updated. Just put in a no stall rule! thats it.. poof then more fighters would be standing, and if it goes to the ground then the fighter on the top will keep busy.

I do think the fan base is building, marketing, marketing and more marketing is exposing this sport. But for the "new" fans they are grabbing threw this marketing they would need to keep the attention to make them want to watch the next fight. So with updated rules they would then keep the attention of the new fans, and then people would be talking about it more, and word of mouth is the best marketing technique.
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Old 01-31-2007, 03:18 PM   #9 (permalink)
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here's hoping upcoming ufc bouts will be exciting

the ufc MUST, MUST, MUST make sure their fights are both exciting and interesting. we don't want crappy undisciplined brawl fests, but we do want action.

Fighters should be penalized for passivity.
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Old 02-01-2007, 09:51 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Good replies so far guys thanks for that as i believe its a topic that good reach some good conclusions.
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