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Do you think it's more enjoyable to watch MMA fights live in the building or on TV?

I went to UFC 63 at the Pond and it was cool... had a great time w/ my buddies... but I don't know if it was any better than the times I've ordered PPV's with friends.

For one... I was watching the big screen the majority of the time... particularly when the fights went to the ground. We were towards the front of the upperlevel, which actually seemed like it might be better than the lower level because you could sort of see over the cage.

So... I'm up here in Vancouver till the 16th and ticket prices are back to around face value after being ridiculously marked up after they "sold out" in record time :sarcastic12: ... but I'm thinking I'd enjoy myself more just watching from the comfort of a friend's house.

Wondering what other people think who've been to live events.
 

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I was hoping to get some responses on this... is there anywhere else where that is more likely?

I registered for the sherdog forum but they haven't activated me yet... that seems to be the premier MMA forum.


ETA: kanto, you're adding absolutely nothing of value to this thread... please don't post again. TIA
 

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I was hoping to get some responses on this... is there anywhere else where that is more likely?

I registered for the sherdog forum but they haven't activated me yet... that seems to be the premier MMA forum.


ETA: kanto, you're adding absolutely nothing of value to this thread... please don't post again. TIA
quit being so rude.

obviously they are better in person, unless you like veiwing it through a small flickery box rather than feeling the exitment in person.
 

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quit being so rude.

obviously they are better in person, unless you like veiwing it through a small flickery box rather than feeling the exitment in person.
Is that right?

What events have YOU attended live in person?

I assure you the television I'd be watching it on is anything but a small flickery box.

I would be able to urinate inbetween rounds w/ out missing any action.


If there was a title fight... or any up and coming someday champs (like Bader or Bones Jones) I'd be more inclined... but these washed up oldies probably aren't worth checking out live, IMO.

One of the only reasons I'm still even considering going is because I know that the tickets are going to be dirt cheap as scalpers try to get rid of all the tickets they gobbled up (the word "firesale is being thrown around up here)


Anyway... It doesn't look like I'm going to get several informed opinions here like I was hoping for. Hopefully Sherdog activates and lets me post sometime today.

thanks anyway
 

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Well i have attended a live WWE event and it was an amazing experience, i hadn't watched p.wrestling for about 2 years but when they first came to Chile i decided to go check out the show.

When i was in the arena and heard myself and the crowd cheer, scream and boo i just felt like part of the show, it was amazing and nothing like watching at home.

now p.wresting relies a lot more on a purely entertainment value which might make thier live shows more atractive than the TV broadcasts but i'm pretty sure that the fights at 115 and the crowd there will provide all the electricity needed for an amazing night.
 

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I've attended a UFC event and a WEC event. Honestly, the only thing that makes it worth it IMO is getting the chance to meet and and interact with the fighters. Other than that, its harder follow the action at the event than it is on your TV, its less comfortable at the venue than it is in your living room, if you get up to get food or go to the bathroom you may miss a flash KO or something, and when I was there I was so caught up in the atmosphere that everything kinda wizzed by. at the end of the night, the only fight I could rememeber when I thought back on it was the main event. Plus, if you order it on TV you can DVR and rewatch whenever you want.
That being said, I actually WOULD recommend going to at least one event for the experience of the atmosphere and meeting the fighters. And if it's an event with a card you're not that interested in, thats perfect, cause you won't be missing much if you can't follow the action and don't have it recorded on your DVR.
 

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I've attended a UFC event and a WEC event. Honestly, the only thing that makes it worth it IMO is getting the chance to meet and and interact with the fighters. Other than that, its harder follow the action at the event than it is on your TV, its less comfortable at the venue than it is in your living room, if you get up to get food or go to the bathroom you may miss a flash KO or something, and when I was there I was so caught up in the atmosphere that everything kinda wizzed by. at the end of the night, the only fight I could rememeber when I thought back on it was the main event. Plus, if you order it on TV you can DVR and rewatch whenever you want.
That being said, I actually WOULD recommend going to at least one event for the experience of the atmosphere and meeting the fighters. And if it's an event with a card you're not that interested in, thats perfect, cause you won't be missing much if you can't follow the action and don't have it recorded on your DVR.


Thanks man... that's pretty much exactly the way I feel about it.

Right now I'm thinking I'll prob go if the weather is nice. Tickets are going below face value right now and it'll probably be even cheaper the day of the fight from desperate scalpers. I don't want to stand out in the cold rain though.


On another note... I think I might go to the Oakland show to see the Spider lose his belt. I think Sonnan can lay and prey enough to eek out a decision against Silva.
 

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For actually seeing fights it is way better on TV, no debate. If I order it at home I have a nice big screen, PVR so I can record it, pause it at will, I have replays, multiple angles and a generally perfect view. Nice comfy chair. Free food.

Watching it live is expensive, usually fairly uncomfortable seats and you can miss action so easily. However you do get the atmosphere live, the sound of the crowd, that....excitement. That is very cool and something I like doing occassionally but overall I'm happier watching at home.
 

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Atmosphere

Yeah I felt that when I went to a prowrestling match back in Japan that had Don Frye and Dan Bobbish in it!
 

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Live is without queston better. I look at it like this, think about boxing. Watching amateur fights live is actually a lot of fun, but if you were to watch the same fights on tv/the internet you'd fall asleep I'm almost positive. The thing that does it for me would have to be just how much faster paced it feels in person. Punches and kicks feel like they move faster and have more force, when you're right there watching it. The groundgame is more intense too.
 

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Live is without queston better. I look at it like this, think about boxing. Watching amateur fights live is actually a lot of fun, but if you were to watch the same fights on tv/the internet you'd fall asleep I'm almost positive. The thing that does it for me would have to be just how much faster paced it feels in person. Punches and kicks feel like they move faster and have more force, when you're right there watching it. The groundgame is more intense too.
Except with boxing there's nothing obstructing your view.

If you really want to break down what is occurring in real-time (what I enjoy) it's better watching from home.

If you want to get loud and scream and be all pumped up... it's better to go live.

So it basically comes down to what kind of MMA fan you are, IMO. If you like it because of the excitement it provides and you cheer everytime they stand em up (the majority of viewers probably)... live is better for you. If you're a student of martial arts and know the name of all the submissions and sweeps and are more analytical about fights, you're probably more likely to enjoy it on the big screen at home.


Yeah it's all about the atmosphere!
To you I guess.... to me it's all the the techniques. But to each their own.
 
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