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Old 08-13-2014, 03:55 PM   #31

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Originally Posted by ceestand View Post
This seems to represent the best option people can get behind.

However, does the UFC rely on the free events for marketing or loyalty purposes? If you stripped out the "desirable" fights from the free events, stacked the PPVs and filled the free events with lesser-known fighters, would they be losing some fanbase-building aspect we're not thinking of?
Could be.

But I think it'd be fun to see the newer, less-well-known guys fighting on national TV, trying to earn their way onto a PPV. Make being on a PPV a sort of status-symbol, acknowledging that you're in bigger fights.

The PPV prelims often look like free card prelims, so why not change that? Make the PPV prelims on par with free main cards, if you build yourself up enough, you get a shot on a PPV and go from there.

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Old 08-13-2014, 03:56 PM   #32

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Less cards, the market is oversaturated. We don't need 50 fight night cards in the span of 6 months. Also, no offense but the induction of recent weightclasses like flyweight and women's strawweight were unnecessary. If they focused on recruiting talent/building prospects in the heavier weight classes it would help build popularity and that's undeniable. If you placed 50 people in a bar and gave them a choice between watching a fight between 2 heavyweight fighters of reasonable skill (say somewhere around top 20) and 2 flyweights/women strawweights in the top 5, the chances are the majority would watch the heavyweight fight.
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Old 08-13-2014, 03:57 PM   #33

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Less PPVs. That's it. Put on the exact same amount of shows, or even more, just don't make people pay $60 for them. I've got no problem watching a bunch of lesser known fighters fight and a card being stacked or not makes no difference to the quality of the card, people just bitch because they have to pay for the weaker cards a lot of the time these days. Make 5 PPVs a year, stack the shit out of them and put on as many fight night/fox events as they want and I'd be happy.

If you're bitching about weak cards on a free event you can go fuck yourself. More MMA is always better.

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