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Old 02-15-2007, 01:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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UFC.com Sucks

Is anyone one else upset about the lack of quality at ufc.com? I go there quite a bit and noticed the following problems.

1) Fighter profiles are usually out of date. Many fighters in their archive are no longer with the company--guys like Lousiou and Evan Tanner. Brandon Vera's profile still has his pre-fight interview for the Mir fight!

2) Fight cards go un-updated long after fights are announced. We all knew Franklin was fighting McDonald long before it said so on the website. Do say the fight wasn't signed yet, because Rogan announced it during a fight night long before.

3) Event statistics are often erroneous. When you look at fighters like Shamrock who have fought at many different weights, it only lists their current weight. For example, Shamrock fought guys like Gracie and Severn as a heavyweight, but since he is currently a light heavyweight, it lists his current weight in the event results. Shamrock may have fought Seven weighing 230, but his listed weight in the results section is 205.

4) The article writing is horrible. Guys like Thomas Gerbasi may give decent insight, but their writing is fraught with cliches and unnecessarily showy words. I know a lot of words too, but it is necessary to write to your audience. Their difference is quality between articles written by professional journalists linked to the site and those written by their staff. Hire someone with a journalism degree Dana!

5) Fight times are often incorrect. They usually fix them after a while, but I think the Hughes-Pierre 2 PPV was as started at 7 p.m. eastern for a while. That's 4 p.m. in California.

6) Fighter blogs are rarely updated. Guys like Hughes and Lidell will update their blogs once every several months. They don't need to write us a diary, but either update them often or don't have them at all.

Don't get me wrong. I think there is a lot of good stuff on the site. But a lot of the problems I mentioned just seem like incompetence. If a casual MMA fan like myself can spot all these, how can they get by the UFC staff. With the money the UFC is making and the fanfare it is recieving, it just seems lazy.

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Old 02-15-2007, 01:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I agree with you 100%.... only if they came to this forum and got feedback from real fan and fighters.
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Old 02-15-2007, 02:02 AM   #3 (permalink)
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i would have to agree whole heartedly as well
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Old 02-15-2007, 11:24 AM   #4 (permalink)
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They have gotten better with the results of fights. I was unable to order the last UFC (stuck in dorm with no pay-per-view) but the website was updated the same night, which I've never seen.

The reason they don't update the fight card is because they don't want it to change due to fighters not agreeing to the fight or contract issues. Basically they don't want to post it until it's solidified on paper. Also, sometimes they like to "save" them for big announcements during events, even though we know it's coming.

But overall, the site fails.
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I agree with everything you said other than the good stuff on there once and a while part lol.

Rarely does UFC have anything decent on the site. I don't know how such a big company can't run a decent website?
I think its pretty sad when other than go to the UFC's site to check out fighters and other peoples records most go to sherdog.

Also, why dont they list the currently signed fighters.
If you go to thier lists of fighters they just have everyone in there, reitred, moved to other company, whatever...
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Old 02-15-2007, 12:22 PM   #6 (permalink)
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that website is sooooo bad . the info is not up to date , the info in the articles are old news that I have already read from another website . I think it is still better than pride fc or elite xc but for as huge as it is getting it could and should be a great deal better . I log on every day and most of the time get dissappointed.
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Old 02-15-2007, 04:08 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I have noticed all of this too and i agree that the site sucks shit, i also noticed that they dont update fighter's mma records for a while.
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We should really link these assholes to the forums. We come up with some good stuff on here
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Old 02-15-2007, 05:02 PM   #9 (permalink)
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How about not even listing certain fighters like Frank Shamrock, an undefeated UFC middleweight champion, and Maurice Smith. Their bios aren't even on the website. That's ridiculous.
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Old 02-15-2007, 05:03 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Has anyone ever dared to get UFC 57 on DVD? I hear you have to go through some long, horrendous phone call for it. I really don't want to bother with that, but the event was really solid.

How about not even listing certain fighters like Frank Shamrock, an undefeated UFC middleweight champion, and Maurice Smith.

That's one of the main reasons why Mo Smith hates the UFC now.
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