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Old 05-03-2011, 04:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Whats up with the ppvs dana?

it seems like we are having less ppvs now, looks like up until august it will only be 1 a month...why is that? didnt dana want to put out more and more fights? like 2 ppvs a month? or are there going to be more fight nights now?

any1 know why there is less fights? or was it always like this?
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it seems like we are having less ppvs now, looks like up until august it will only be 1 a month...why is that? didnt dana want to put out more and more fights? like 2 ppvs a month? or are there going to be more fight nights now?

any1 know why there is less fights? or was it always like this?
I was thinking that too until I checked the full schedule. We have to wait till the 28th for Edgar/Maynard 3 and there are 4 straight events in a row. 4 weeks of MMA events. One of them is the strikeforce HW GP card too. Basically all of June is stacked with events.
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4 weeks of MMA events. One of them is the strikeforce HW GP card too. Basically all of June is stacked with events.
If that was a facebook status id be smashing that like button!

Its gonna be a top month!
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I was thinking that too until I checked the full schedule. We have to wait till the 28th for Edgar/Maynard 3 and there are 4 straight events in a row. 4 weeks of MMA events. One of them is the strikeforce HW GP card too. Basically all of June is stacked with events.
woah, i only saw 1 ppv for june, but without counting strikeforce what other events will there be?
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TUF 13 Finale is on June 4th, UFC 131 is on June 11th and UFC Live: Marquardt v Johnson is on June 26th, with Strikeforce being on June 18th
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I think it's cause of:

1.) the magnitude of the Fight that just happen,

2.) Tuf 13


Last year it went - (13 Events, 9 Numbered, 1 Tuf, 3 FN)

Jan 2, 2010 - Ufc 108

Jan 11, 2010 - Ufc FN: Maynard vs Diaz

Feb 6, 2010 - Ufc 109

Feb 21, 2010 - Ufc 110

March 21, 2010 - Ufc Live: Vera vs Jones

March 27, 2010 - Ufc 111

March 31, 2010 - Ufc FN: Florian vs Gomi

April 10, 2010 - Ufc 112

May 8, 2010 - Ufc 113

May 29, 2010 - Ufc 114

June 12, 2010 - Ufc 115

June 19, 2010 - Tuf 11,

Jul 3, 2010 - Ufc 116


This Year - (13 events, 8 numbered, 1 Tuf, 4 FN's)[/size]

Jan 1, 2011 - Ufc 125

Jan 22, 2011 - Ufc Fight For Troops

Feb 5, 2011 - Ufc 126

Feb 27, 2011 - Ufc 127

March 3, 2011 - Ufc Live: Sanchez vs Kampmann

March 19, 2011 - Ufc 128

March 26, 2011 - UFN: Davis vs Nogueria

April 30, 2011 - Ufc 129

May 28, 2011 - Ufc 130

June 4, 2011 - Tuf 13

June 11, 2011 - Ufc 131

June 26, 2011 - UFN

Jul 2, 2011 - Ufc 132
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Nice list above

Bare in mind also last year we had 4 WEC events during the time period listed, so Zuffa has a hole have so far failed to use the merge of the WEC to host more events, thats about 40 less MMA fights, you can bet that every division in the UFC right now is suffering in lack of development in the divisions from this merge with that many fights cut so far this year alone.

Each and every time there is a FW or BW fight on a prelim or main card, and there has bee a lot, thats a fight taken away from the other weight divisions in the UFC, less fighter development, less divison development, I knew straight away this merge sucked for the fans, I fear now Striekforce is heading for the same fate, thus far they have lost Mayhem and its looking ever more like they will lose Diaz, I would not be surprised if Melendez is next to follow Diaz and Shields, looks like the first steps of losing the organisation as the UFC gives then nothing and one by one takes the fighters they want, yet there is no sign of more shows to support the increased number of fighters and in the WEC case divisions.

I'm sorry it maybe expansion of the UFC but its sure as hell not working out well or helping to expand the sport.
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The reasons we are having less UFC's

A.) Retirement of major PPV draws
B.) Expansion of prelim facebook fights
C.) Major cuts of undercard/prelim fighters
D.) A drive to make UFC more visible during the sports/TV off-season

I believe we are seeing as many fights as we used to but now they are back to back so instead of a WEC event which had 4-5 fights we have the facebook prelims that have a lower level of talent but a wider spread of weight classes.
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well seeing that list just makes me sad, dana has expanded the UFC not only with the BWs and FWs but with strikeforce as well, because of this he said we would have more and more events, at least 8 more events than last year...and where is it? the numbers arent showing what he promised

hell hes always said there might be a day where there will be 2 ppvs on the same night in 2 different places in the world...either he was talking about 2020 or just saying BS

i like dana and the UFC but the lack of events is kind of ridiculous considering the number of talented fighters added to the UFC in the last year or so

if he doesnt want to make ppl pay too much for so many ppvs at least give us more UFNs
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Old 05-03-2011, 11:24 PM   #10 (permalink)
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This list should make you happy

May 7th - Bellator 43 - Jay Heiron vs Rick Hawn
May 14th - Bellator 44 - Hector Lombard, Patricky Freire, and Dan Hornbuckle fights
May 21st - Bellator 45 - LHW title finale and FW finale
May 28th - UFC 130 - Edgar/Maynard III, Jackson/Hamill, Mir/Nelson, Santiago/Stann Spike TV card Story/Alves and Torres/Johnson

June 4th - TUF finale - Brookins/Stephens, Guida/Pettis, Kingsbury/Maldano (facebook should have Roop/Grispi)
June 11th - UFC 131 - Lesnar/Dos Santos, Maia/Munoz, Danzig/Cerrone, Florian/Nunes
June 18th - Strikeforce - Werdum/Overeem, Barnett/Rogers
June 26th - UFC on Vs - Marquardt/Johnson, Kongo/Barry, Kampmann/Howard, Mitrione/Morecraft
June 26th - Bellator

July 2nd - UFC 132 - Cruz/Faber, Silva/Leben, Ortiz/Bader, Condit/Kym, Siver/Wiman
July 30th - Strikeforce - Henderson/Fedor, King Mo/Roger Gracie,

Aug 6th -UFC: Phili - Evans/Davis, Nog/Franklin
Aug 14th - UFC on Vs
Aug 27th UFC:Rio - Silva/Okami, Rua/Griffin

14 MMA events, 9 of them are free, only 4 weeks this summer where we will have no MMA, pretty much every major guy is fighting.

Get pumped for the best MMA summer ever
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