Focusing on "stars" has been killing the UFC for YEARS and Conor is the sad culmination of it all...

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  1. The Big Bang

    The Big Bang Black Belt

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    If only they would place their focus on ACTUAL FIGHTS...

    When Conor is the face of your company...you have problems.

    And I'm not using hyperbole.

    When your "star" won't actually defend...

    When your "star" is given so much power that HE can dictate the rules...

    When your "star" makes a mockery of your organization by acting the fool left and fucking right...

    These are not things that other fighters on the roster should aspire to in order to get paid, alas, being a loudmouth does have it's monetary advantages given the fucked up nature of the UFC.

    In closing, I know the entertainment aspect is VITAL, but what about focusing on entertaining FIGHTS and INTRIGUING match-ups...

    I'll end my saying this... Imagine if Conor was not a "star"... If that was the case, a fight with Tony would have probably happened already...

    *end of rant*
     
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  2. Arm Barbarian

    Arm Barbarian Steel Belt Platinum Member

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    McClownshow and the UFC have certainly turned the LW championship into a laughing stock.
     
  3. The guest

    The guest Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card Yellow Card Banned

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    Dana, and Zuffa killed any legitimacy the UFC had. Then got the fuck out and made a fortune. The bros slam dunked that shit all the way to the bank.

    Dana made the big bucks. But, really looks bad now. He should retire. Enjoy his money, and get out of the rat race.
     
  4. Sonny Qc

    Sonny Qc Gold Belt

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    And Dana's been pissing on GSP in the last 4-5 years.

    Even tho he defended the belt 9 times and was always a classy champion.

    Dana and the UFC deserve what they get right now..
     
  5. DarkneT

    DarkneT Generic Russian Platinum Member

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    Casual fans pay the bills

    Sad but true
     
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    Bubzeh Pink Belt

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    Good to see you've brought your War Room ranting over to the Heavies.
     
  7. nanika

    nanika Brown Belt

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    the worst part is Conor is a manlet. 145 155 are all extremely competitive.

    if he was a LHW or HW no one would care if he was holding up the divisions at this time.
     
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  8. moreorless87

    moreorless87 Steel Belt

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    The problem for me is that the UFC never really invested enough in new talent, they always got by on buying up talent other orgs had built and with that supply drying up after the SF buyout we've seen a gradual decline in the higher weight classes that traditionally made the most money.

    The focus on a handful of stars is I think an effective way to avoid dealing with that problem in the short term but its always a gamble, the recent breed of stars like Lesnar, Conor and Rousey don't have long shelf lives and you never know whether your going to find a new one.
     
  9. Dramovitch

    Dramovitch Green Belt

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    If 2016 was the UFC's best year, how has it been killed? Too much money? Too much profit?

    Oh no, not that!

    How do numbers work again?
     
  10. The Big Bang

    The Big Bang Black Belt

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    Yes.

    They are extremely short-sighted and that can yield disastrous results.

    And in regards to investing in new talent... Heaven forbid.
     
  11. RJ43

    RJ43 The Baddy

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    TS, are you ever not complaining about something?
     
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  12. whougonnacall

    whougonnacall Silver Belt

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    This
    Dana is awful.at his only job promotion
    He doenst know how to sell new guys or existing talent unless they are mouthpieces
    He shits on existing talent and its usualy when they ask for a slight pay increase
     
  13. The Big Bang

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    I want great fights.

    Wouldn't you like to see Conor vs Tony...?
     
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    fiftywattmafia Brown Belt

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    As long as people want to fight people will watch.
     
  15. Fatback96

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    The appeal to UFC was always that it would match up the best vs the best, and not let stars control the company.

    This led to steady success that the company could rely on.

    Now that stars control the company, the hardcore fans are being pushed away for short term gain.

    Not good for long term success.
     
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    wompuscatwilly Purple Belt

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    The match ups appeal to the loyal fan base only. You have to have "stars" to appeal to the casual fan. You need guys who are household names to help sell your brand. If they didn't focus on making stars then the sport wouldn't grow. Having said that I hate what Conor is allowed to do by holding up a division and not defending.
     
  17. cakemuncher

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    The new owners desperately need "stars" and money fights as they realized how massively they had overpaid the UFC.
     
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  18. warriorscomeout

    warriorscomeout Silver Belt

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    Without Dana and Zuffa there would not be any popular MMA. Time, money, hard work, luck and corruption.
     
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  19. Emjay

    Emjay And again and again and again and ag.. zzzzzzzz

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    Name someone before McGregor that proves your case TS
     
  20. Vegeta12

    Vegeta12 Gyarikku Hou

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    Well, Dana White sums up the point of this thread best.

    "I'll be fucking pissed if GSP doesn't defend the Middleweight belt" - Dana
    "Conor McGregor is an interesting man. He may never fight again" -Dana

    One of these men has been with the UFC for years and defended a championship belt numerous times.

    The other is Conor McGregor

    Favoritism, shortsightedness, and quick cash grabs are what the UFC has been about for a while now. It's a damn shame.
     

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