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post #21 of 77 (permalink) Old 10-29-2010, 07:22 AM
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I watch WEC fights much more closely p4p than I do UFC fights. I also get more friends together for WEC events and try to spread the word of lighter weight fighters much more often. I definitely enjoy the lighter divisions.

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post #22 of 77 (permalink) Old 10-29-2010, 09:49 AM
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Never seen a bad WEC card while UFCs are often a bit dull. I'm not sure about the merger yet.
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I like em both. I like to see heavyweight human wrecking machines as well as tactically sound fighters that can fight for five rounds at full speed. Occasionally you get to see both in a division.
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I enjoy smaller weight classes.
I have to admit, a couple of years a go i didn't know that much about FW and BW, but i started watching them more and more.
WEC was the what got me interested in this.

Now it will be even more popular.
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post #25 of 77 (permalink) Old 10-29-2010, 10:15 AM
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I like the lighter weight classes more than the heavier one's. The WEC was actually my favorite MMA organization to watch. They are ridicuously fast, they have incredible cardio, and they really go at it.

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post #26 of 77 (permalink) Old 10-29-2010, 10:40 AM Thread Starter
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wow many started watching lighter fighters recently^^...i think this will be great for asian fighters...there should be a ton of asian fighters the ufc will start bringing in and this should help their expansion to china

asian fighters are typically small so they need these smaller weight divisions, they cant hang with the bulked up LW division that is the UFCs

as for them not drawing much i disagree, despite being on WEC and a FW (a small FW and now BW) faber has drawn very well and sold their only ppv very well, hes a suge star in his hometown

and many ppl love bj, gsp (their cards sell very well also) and they arent huge...i think to be a draw you dont have to be huge you have to be exciting and have charisma/personality....and a good marketing from the ufc...thats it really, sure HWs draw easier because they are huge, but smaller fighters can draw..if they couldnt UFC wouldnt do this merger...it would be a lose-lose situation

on the ppvs, i think we wont have that much more ppvs, dana said they are already pretty maxed out so im guessing he will add some more and cut down the prices or just do a lot more fight nights
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post #27 of 77 (permalink) Old 10-29-2010, 10:47 AM
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Fights below 170 have always been boring to me, but i'll give them a chance we never know......still, where the hell they find those small dudes, 125 pounds, how can you be so small, LOL!!
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I've enjoyed most, if not all WEC events...the lighter classes are really exciting to watch.

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post #29 of 77 (permalink) Old 10-29-2010, 11:19 AM
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To be honest I'm not a fan of this merger. I love the WEC on its own. The small guys really come to fight and you know to expect fireworks.

I sure hope this merger will get rid of the dull UFC cards we've been getting recently.
This. I mean how exciting is it? Instead of watching those free WEC cards on a Sunday Night, not you have to catch them on PPV, and they won't even show all the guys.

The way it was before we had, free very solid cards from the WEC. Now we pay for them, and get to see less of their fighters on a main card. So i don't see where the good come from a fan's perspective?

I too see the benefit as having guys like Cerrone and Benivediaz putting on great fights with the 1st fight of the night, over say a Marcus Davis or something.

Should make teh UFCs depth better and they SHOULD put on stacked cards. But they will find a way to spread the cards thin, and never really give back to the fans....like they have been.
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post #30 of 77 (permalink) Old 10-29-2010, 11:23 AM
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I can watch those same stacked fights on WEC, there's no difference.

I was watching all of them fight in WEC, now I get to watch all of them fight in the UFC. Different promotion, same exact fights and fighters. The UFC can only put on so many fights per event, they have a very limited time slot. This means, in order to give all their fighters fights, they will need to add more UFC events, and that means you need to pay even more money to watch fights, but you will still have to watch the middle of the road fights. Not all the fights are going to be big fights, just more PPV's you have to buy, which isn't much different from what it was when they were in WEC.
See the difference between people like me and yourself vs. other people in this thread is...they seem to cheer for the UFC.

WEC and UFC merge, they say "great, the cards should be more filled, rather than teh thin cards they have been showing...also Aldo is a cash cow, blah blah"

We realize that we are going to see less fights. Instead of seeing a FREE WEC event. Where you get liek 4 main fights and maybe a prelim....now on a PPV we will get lucky to see one or 2 of those fights, instead of the whole WEC event.

Less event, less fights I can actually see live, I don't see where this is better for the fan.
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