[rumor mill] UFC heading to PPV in the UK ???

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  1. Co-Co Zola

    Co-Co Zola Banned Banned

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    https://www.sportindustry.biz/news/bt-launch-pay-view-channel

    https://www.sbcnews.co.uk/marketing/2018/04/19/bt-reveals-plans-bt-sport-box-office/





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    BT Sport are currently sending out a survey to select customers asking how likely they are to pay for a UFC event at either £5 or £15. Also asking for opinions on BT losing the UFC TV rights.

     
  2. calisoul

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    Cowboy Cerroliveira Porra Caralho! Saddle up!

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    To all my friends in the UK,

    FIGHT THIS SHIT! DONT MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE WE YANKS DID! THIS IS A TROJAN HORSE FOR A 40 QUID PER EVENT MODEL!
     
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    This better mean Europe starts getting PPV's, good cards and title fights.
     
  5. DarkneT

    DarkneT Bones is GOAT, change my mind Platinum Member

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    Hahahahaha get to fuck

    Card quality would have to be bananas to get the UK paying
     
  6. Co-Co Zola

    Co-Co Zola Banned Banned

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  7. DarkneT

    DarkneT Bones is GOAT, change my mind Platinum Member

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    Dont worry

    There's no fans in the UK
    Don't believe danas shit
     
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    Strychnine Gold Belt

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    Only the hardcore audience will go from watching cards for free to paying for them. I don't see that going over very well.
     
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    Bubzeh Fighting Brexit

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    They better hope Till claims the belt and keeps it for 2 years. Otherwise PPV will die
     
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    Mastodon is great band.
     
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  11. Co-Co Zola

    Co-Co Zola Banned Banned

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    The thing is UFC PPVs are on at 3am-6am UK time.

    Like anyone will shell out money to watch sports at that time...on a fucking Saturday night (technically Sunday morning I guess) no less.

    We'll have to see what happens, if they start asking for 5 bucks to watch it live (or even 5 bucks to watch it the following day). I'll not be paying my dude, it ain't happening. I imagine most others will be on a similar boat to me.
     
  12. Lemonsqueezer

    Lemonsqueezer Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card Yellow Card Banned

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    You only get the events if you are with a cable company paying shitloads of money every month for shit TV.

    I would have welcomed the option a few years ago but I jumped of that sinking ship a few years ago.
     
  13. Toco

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    if anything, the ufc is having less ppv events per year. 5-15 euros is probably fine if they stack the card and make it in UK's timezone
     
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    A McGregor PPV might do half decent numbers but anything else would get shit figures.
     
  15. UL

    UL no more yellows

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    Haha!

    I used to watch 90% of the cards
    and now I miss 90%

    and I've been watching mma live in the Uk

    that shows you how shit the ufc is currently at

    it peaked many years ago
    hit the jackpot with ronda/conor
    was always going to be sold by 2018
    I said this many years ago for you dumb noobs that couldn't see it

    Sky Sports doesn't even want the UFC
    BT Sports is the only other home for it

    PPVs come on at 3-6am, no one is gathering their friends at that time to chip in.
    Prices for PPVs are usually at £20 here in the UK for boxing matches, even those that come on early in the morning but they are worth it.

    The ufc isn't worth SHIT!

    WME are clueless casuals and are following on from Zuffa by spamming cards for $
    They know shit all about the sport
    Why do you think all the original people are leaving or anyone with any inside info
    no growth in the US
    no one cares much in Brazil too, the market has gone
    Same for Asia, they bring one shitty card to the Europe every once in a while, that isn't going to attract fans

    THE UFC will be done and dusted by 2022
    The Ferittas scammed WME and I said this before it became quite obvious

    Dana is still scamming them, he effed them good and hard by making the Floyd/Conor fight, do you really think Zuffa would be getting butt fucked by Conor right now?

    ALL HAIL TO MYSTIC UL

    and for BT sports subscription, it's like $180 a year
    and that shit is overpriced
     
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    Just bear in mind that whatever they start with, will go up 5 bucks every 6 months to a year

    Idk if I’ll ever buy another PPV for $65. I would buy so many more games f it was 25-35$ range
     
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    LOL UK gonna be on that stream train , but it also takes away one of the best steam options for the events .
     
  18. UL

    UL no more yellows

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    It would backfire on them so hard

    that I'd love to see it
     
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  20. HelloJapan

    HelloJapan Talking loud and saying nothing. Platinum Member

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    Uh, the PPV model is deadddddddddddddddddddddd.
     

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