Well ya its going to make a huge difference if you don't pay for them. When things are free I don't care who is on the card. When you shell out 55 bucks, you expect to get what you pay for, not a glorified Fight Night card with a GSP whooping on the top.
Guys like McCorkle I get excited to talk about with my casual fan friends. I usually rattle off reasons why the spike prelims are interesting. Guys like McCorkle I can do that for. But how can I tell my friend to get excited for McCorkle as the co-main event? "Oh look out for this guy, he is a big dude, prolly 5 fights away from a title shot"
Miller, Alves, Oliverira, Struve, McCorkle are all more than 2 fights away from any sort of title shot. So I don't see how they are that "important". If you want to look at it that way then every fight is important. None of these fights have major title implications any time soon.
its important in the sense that we will see if these guys have what it takes to get to the title
not every fight is important in this sense, sexyama and leben...both will never get the belt, that was a pointless fight
hamill vs ortiz...pointless fight
lil nog vs ortiz...also pointless
serra vs lytle, pointless
many fights in the ufc are pointless and those fights dont deserve to be a ppv
now when a up and comer with real potential to be champ is on the card then i would pay to watch it, i want to watch these guys evolve, maybe its just me, but i want to see the road they take to the belt, if i had to pay for this ppv i would
here in brazil we are getting them for free now, but before we had to pay and i paid for a lot of similar cards when it was a card full of great up and comers
its not every day a fight will be important, most fights you know the guy wont get close to the belt, there arent that many prospects in every division