The UFC has always ripped off its fans. For God's sake they have a $100 million/year TV deal (probably doubles in a year time now) and they're still on that 2000s PPV model except its expensive as hell. PRIDE used to put all its events in Japan for free on FujiTV and theirs was an infinitely better product. I used to think UFC needed PPV to survive because they didn't have a major network, well now they do but they're still ripping fans out the ass. Most professional sports rely exclusively on TV deal and maybe an optional subscription to website/channel. WWE, one of the pioneers of PPV, the model that UFC copied, moved away to a subscription model for its monthly events. How come the UFC gets $100 million for TV, then Fight Pass, merch, and international TV fees on top, and still delivers a mediocre and watered-down product? For the same price as 1 UFC PPV, you can get 5-6 months subcription to HBO, Showtime or WWE Network. For what costs 2 UFC PPVs, you could get both SHO and HBO, that's all your boxing need right there.