Originally Posted by MilesAbove
But you're just going to lose interest in fights you wouldn't have watched anyway. They're saying if you are interested to see some lower-level fights, plus other content that is for real fight-nerds, you can pay $10.
It's no different than if these guys were on the lower-tier leagues and you paid $10-20 for their PPV. The only real difference is that you're giving $10 to the UFC and not a third-party company.
I would have watched the card if it was on FS2. I might not have known all of the fighters but thats how we as MMA fans learn about new fighters. Thats why the free TV model just works. It introduces fans to new fighters and helps build hype around them so that the UFC can eventually promote them on $60 PPV cards.
Also, not all of the fighters on these cards are relative unknowns. Saffiedine, Kawajiri, Max Holloway, DHK, John Hathaway, Hioki, Menjivar, Mitrione, Shawn Jordan, etc. Gus, Manuwa, Michael Johnson, Melvin Guillard and Gunnar Nelson are on the next Fight Pass card. I mean come on, these aren't unknowns that only the super-hardcore types that order obscure Asian MMA PPVs want to see fight.