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Do UFC employed shills really post on sherdog? | Page 3

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  1. JeffDredd White Belt

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    Maybe I'm a shill, but for as long as I've been reading this forum I've always been confused by the "Hardcore" sub-set not understanding that money = viewers.

    If someone says a fight makes money it's because people want to watch it. Just because it's not the Hardcores of Sherdog who want to watch it doesn't mean a thing.

    Look past your own opinions and understand not everybody cares as much as you do.
     
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  2. SamboPunch Gold Belt

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    exactly
     
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  3. delbosque Purple Belt

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    I don't think that anyone's directly paid to toe the company line on Sherdog. But I do believe that it is somebody's job to monitor the discussion. Inevitably, they will also voice their own opinions under the cloak of anonymity.
     
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    I'm a paid McGregor shill, and work a night shift management.

    That's about all. Peace out.
     
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  5. The guest Talkin that sass.

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    I have my own brain. I try to use it. Nothing ANYBODY else says is going to sway my opinion from reality to fantasy.

    Who fuckin cares ?
     
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  6. SamboPunch Gold Belt

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    Everyone should watch this. It's been confirmed UFC brass reads the forum. Particularly Dana who will call the Sherdog owner and complain about negative posts. (idk if jeff sherwood is still the ownerbtw)

     
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  8. Bitchka Orange Belt

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  9. Apollo33 Blue Belt

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    New owners probably cut all the shills for cost saving purposes
     
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  10. RockyLockridge Black Belt

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    I severely doubt it. If they were going to "pay" anyone to do anything it'd probably be moderators to delete threads that hurt the UFC's Ideals.
     
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  11. hypocalking Gold Belt

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    Of course they do.
     
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  12. LongTermLurker "Et tu, Brute?"

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    I applied to the job but didn't get a callback.
     
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  13. tmsxl Purple Belt

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    This isn't them just being dicks, they are required to do this to protect their intellectual property rights. If you stop doing so it makes it harder to protect those rights legally down the line. (If it came to a lawsuit)

    And in reality it's probably a few bots doing it mixed in with a low level employee(s)
     
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  14. yeguiza Black Belt

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    no doubt

    marketing is a part of the business

    a very important btw
     
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  15. SugarShock Green Belt

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    Yeah ok bud.
     
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  16. Stoic1 Patriot

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    There were Zuffa employees here. Not sure if they carried over into new management.
     
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  17. Lemmy Caution Blue Belt

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    Paid shills are not needed when the sycophants do the job for free. It has worked this way at least since the days of Beethoven, and possibly since the history of man. Beethoven did not have to work hard to build his legend. His fawning fanboys did it for him. You had the same with Elvis. But the best example is Apple.

    Whatever Apple does, the Apple zombies insist is the best. When iPhones came with a mechanical home button, every Apple zombie insisted it is the superior solution, and Samsung and everybody else had it all wrong. Then Apple dropped the button, and every Apple zombie insist it is better without.

    Same with the UFC zombies. They will defend every action the UFC does as the best action anyone has ever done.

    I am sure there is a huge amount of literature on this in psychology, explaining why some people's identity is closely tied to the success of companies and famous people, who do not even know they exist.

    They tend to be the same kind of loser-types who invest their identity in a sports team. You know, the kind who stuff themselves with junk food while watching their favorite team on TV, rather than doing something with their lives. The time and money they waste on their team could get them a nice education and a higher-paying job.

    Like the pathetic losers in this video.

    Many of these are Greek. The Greek economy is in the toilet because its citizens are lazy idiots with no desire to achieve anything in life.
     
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  18. SteveColdStone Blue Belt

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    "Leonard Haid, post: 128373401, member: 516717"]After yet another person gripes about how awful the UFC has become, and how evil Dana is, on occasion I'll respond on here trying to make sense of the UFC's or Dana's side of the story, having the gall to assume that they're human beings and not monsters. I try to see the business logic behind what they do, and the big picture. I am not a UFC plant. The UFC is not going to waste its time infiltrating a website for bottom dwellers such as myself.[/QUOTE]
    That's exactly what somebody trying to cover up being a paid poster would say

    [<cena1}
     
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  19. Meathead Jock WAR ASKREN

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    I would say 'yes' with a good deal of confidence.

    Its a sport that relies on forums more than others and its a billion dollar company. To think that they don't have marketing teams designed to focus on forums/twitter/facebook seems naive to me.
     
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  20. ClosetVitorFan Yellow Card

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    Here? No. The UG probably.
     
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