What's the best promo in UFC history: UFC 193 or UFC 214 | Page 3

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What's the best promo in UFC history?

  1. UFC 193

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  2. UFC 214

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  3. Something else (post it!)

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    Good post. You argue your position well.

    I actually did vote for 214 as the better promo but the 193 promo really did blow me away when I first saw it.
     
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    Bwahaha! Holy shit, that was fucking awesome!

    I've never seen that.
     
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    This x 1000
     
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    UFC 193 is really really well done, I quite like it. And I saw it after the fight actually happened, and it didn't take anything away at all.

    But while 193 probably did a great job creating hype, I lean towards the one that creates a story - because that's what fight sports are all about. The differences between DC and Jon Jones by themselves sell the fight, and the UFC basically just relying on that through their quotes and clips not hyperbole or made up scenes (not that either of those are inherently bad), or cuts of people walking through hallways makes the 214 one special to me.
     
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    That's not bad, but it's short, and ugh that song makes me want to press the Mute button.
     
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    193 is INSANELY overrated. It's so goofy and dumb, ronda AMBARRING a teddy bear, please.

    214 is amazing every single time i see it.
     
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    Trailer ends with a pleading Jon Jones "I just want to get my life back" or whatever
    Could have left us with the impression that he's just a heel, instead the obvious story is that he was a 23 year old who got too much too soon (not a unique story) and has a chance to prove that he's a good person that makes mistakes, not a bad person.
     
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    I know that's their angle lol I just scoff at the idea of anyone buying anything Jones says.
     
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    lol thats fair
     
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    Well I would say that it's that very thing--the storytelling aspect--that really gripped me when I first watched the 193 promo. In just a few minutes, though reenactments, it gives us the nutshell version of each fighter's journey up to that moment. And I think it's all done in a very artistic manner. From a filmmaking standpoint, the it just looks good and is skillfully directed. It also doesn't hurt that Rousey's own real-life sister plays her as well.

    But like I said, I do really enjoy the 214 promo as well. It does the same thing really--tells the story of these two fighters--but it takes a different approach, relying mostly on archival material instead of reenactments.

    Each is very effective.
     
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    I accidentally voted 193, because I was thinking of 194, but in reality it was made for 189...

     
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    I guess I'm a clear minority, but I didn't think the UFC 214 promo was that great.
    They to much focus on Jones being a criminal.
    Ufc 193 was alot better, but
    This one is the best promo!
     
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    Ufc 205 imo
     
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    I saw that commercial the day before the event and I was on the fence about buying this event and this commercial literally pushed me to buy it lol. It reminded me of the monster truck commercials from when I was a little kid
     
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    This was the best.
     
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    You're not seeing a lot of the subtleties. The way they show Hendricks throwing with power and knocking down contenders, then showing GSP (with much less lighting and its darker around his body) look like a mystery (how the fuck can you beat him?). I feel like to just call it "throwing some techniques with a rap song" or whatever is kinda silly. it wasn't DC vs Rumble "MAKE THE GROUND SHAKE" tier.
     
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    Don't get me wrong. It's quite well done for what it is. But what it is is so much more basic than something like the 214 promo.
     
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