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Discussion in 'General MMA Forum' started by Sakara=Excitement, Oct 4, 2018.

  1. Poindexter

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  2. FrankieButNotEdgar

    FrankieButNotEdgar Well-Known Member Site Donor

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    People, fighters included, need to understand that the UFC’s PPV buys are in the absolute shitter. The guys that draw eyeballs get more leeway, and that’s just it. Woodley drew 130,000 PPV buys. That’s not even close to a good number. And there’s too much of that going around. Like it or not, they need guys like Conor drawing interest.
     
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  3. Nebraska

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    Remember when Sherk attempted an early takedown against BJ then decided to stay at boxing range and get pieced up for the rest of the fight?

    Good times in Fight IQ FTL history.
     
  4. Qball1974

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    They shit all over the fans that grew the sport,

    now they're catering to a different demographic for some reason.
     
  5. NotSoDarkAngel

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    For sure, I get that, it’s just business. However, if it’s strictly treated as a business and no longer a sport, and that business relies on 2-3 big stars who are constantly making the UFC look bad and upsetting the other 99% of your fighters, AND you need those stars to generate your primary source of revenue, maybe your business model is shit and you need to re-evaluate what you’re doing.

    A PPV model like they have now just isn’t sustainable long term. Eventually their big stars will disappear and the UFC has proven they don’t know how to make new ones. Give up on PPV and go to a subscription based service.

    $10/month generates $120/year, roughly the cost of two PPVs, which is probably more than the average person is buying right now anyways. Besides that, if you have access to every UFC card via subscription you’ll probably end up watching a lot more which continues to build momentum and helps create future stars. Gone are the days of locking out content behind a PPV wall, especially with how easily it is to stream them illegally. Have 1 massive PPV per year to hype your subscription service.
     
  6. VimyRidge

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    is that actually Khabib? That is nice of him to give money. I thought you guys were joking.


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    I can see now why Conor hit him. Conor tried to go out to defend Danis/his corner and was not allowed to go out and stopped by security, but then one of Khabib's guys climbs up and is going out right beside him to where the action was. What do people expect Conor to do, let it get more uneven on the floor and let Khabib's people attack people from his corner?

    This video seems to do a good job of breaking it down. 1.55 is a good place to start. Conor reacting to Khabib attacking Denis. At 4:30 you can see Khabib fans sucker punching Conor fans.

     
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  7. Nebraska

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    For starters:
    ~ don’t bring a gang of coked up yes men halfway across the world to incite a brawl
    ~ don’t call Khabib’s father a “quivering coward” just to sell PPVs

    Non-negotiable. If you do those two things, expect shit to get out of control.
     
  8. VimyRidge

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    Khabib and his yes men showed their true colours as well....
     
  9. chrisc

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    What exactly did his yes men do wrong?
     
  10. Nebraska

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    In retaliation.

    [​IMG]
     
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  11. Sakara=Excitement

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  12. Palma

    Palma I am chaos

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  13. Ninjastix

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    I'm trying to apologize to Drake as we speak.
     
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  14. Qball1974

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  15. Kevo

    Kevo SMOKE BOMB!

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    Welcome to Team TalkShitGetHit.
     
  16. thumper

    thumper all around great guy Staff Member

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    That's hilarious. the dude popped for juicing that hasn't fought in over 8 years has the recipe.. |Right after he just said he can't train with a life long wrestler in a few weeks and expect him to help

    Shawn 'time machine' sherk to the rescue!

    FYI i really liked sherk. was a big fan until he got popped.
     
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  18. Cat--Smasher

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    Yup.

    Hilarious move by Nate in my opinion.
     
  19. FrankieButNotEdgar

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    Hardcore fans didn’t grow the sport. It’s always been about casual fans. The problem is the UFC had enough stars to sustain their PPV schedule. They don’t have enough anymore. Jones is a fuckup and isn’t reliable. Cormier is about to retire. Khabib is a dominant champion but he hasn’t carried a PPV yet and may never. Rousey retired. DJ hasn’t caught on with casual fans. Woodley isn’t loved but not hated enough to carry heat. The list goes on and on. It’s easy enough to say the UFC has to do a better job marketing their stars but you either have the “it” factor that can sell a fight or you don’t.

    The sad truth it casual fans might as well be pro wrestling fans. They want the shit talking. They want the entertainment aspect of a fight. Conor brings that and he gets special treatment because of it. If other fighters bring eyeballs, they get it too.

    It’s easy to talk about the purity of the sport but at the end of the day, if no one is watching, what good is the purity when there’s no money to support the event.
     
  20. Qball1974

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    The hardcore fans are the reason it even survived,

    do you remember renting a cable box to watch Frank Shamrock vs Tito Ortiz.

    You're talking about now not then, most fuckers don't remember the glory days.

    *Edit A lot of people jumped on board over the years, it's not the same ship anymore.

    And it's sinking.
     
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