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5 Years Since The Sale: Is The UFC Better?

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Thickfreakness, Sep 20, 2021.

  1. Thickfreakness Blue Belt

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    I got to put together this piece for MMAOP. It looks at the UFC since Endeavour's takeover and what they've brought yo the table.

    Hope ya'll dig it.
     
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  2. TempleoftheDog Red Belt

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    No, it’s trash. All ducking, waiting out, and looking for money fights. The best rarely fight the best. And even though it was before my time. The champs used to always face the next guy in line.

    Conor changed the game alright. He turned it into a circus.
     
  3. jsbx45 Black Belt

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    Awesome question. I don't like it as much, but that is just one man's opinion and I'm nostalgic for the old days sometimes. I still like it tho.
     
  4. Scheme Black Belt

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    Fertittas conned WME
     
  5. GueseGuy Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    No it’s considerably worse. The UFC has probably put together 3 good cards top to bottom this whole year. And any decent card gets fucked with the horrendous bout order selection and insistent pushing of mediocre wmma to fit ESPN’s women’s sports agenda.
     
  6. jsbx45 Black Belt

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    God, you are a whiney bitch. There are still great fights. You sound like an entitled chick most of the time.
     
  7. VinceArch I am all of me.

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    It's gotten a bit better IMO. Both Conor and Jon are on the outs along with their idiotic fan bases, we've gotten fighters who are actually happy to be champions for the most part and not using the title to chase another belt and Robbie Lawler is still fighting!
     
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  8. Zebra Cheeks 2 Cheeks And A Soda Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    It’s felt like for the last 5 years the ufc has been completely out of touch with their fan base and are doing the opposite of all the things we were hoping for.

    More stacked cards? Nope

    Better fight pacing through out the night? Nope.

    Improved pricing and more affordable options? Nope

    Exciting title fights? Half of them are rematches.

    I’ve never felt more ignored by an organization I’ve consistently purchased products from for so long. Hey, look at the bright side. At least we got TUF back and an espn limited series detailing how Dana white grasped mma from the pits of hell during covid and brought it back to the fans.
     
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  9. avenue94 Black Belt

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    Having cards every weekend is nice but the watering down and lower standards of what it means to have a roster spot has been noticeable. And hard to argue fighters aren't worse off in the grand scheme.
     
  10. Thickfreakness Blue Belt

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    I specifically addressed that "best fight the best" part by looking at the data. You might find it interesting.
     
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    It's like they went away from everything they previously did to make it "the fastest growing sport in the world".

    I don't know who is in charge but it’s not good. The title rematches are kind of a big deal because the best way to keep building a division is to have fresh faces in the title picture.
    Remember the glory days of the LHW division? When the belt was passed around like the hottest potato ever? That's what makes a rich division and legendary memories. These days Rampage would have got the immediate rematch with Griffin no doubt.

    But hey, atleast the UFC is closing out the year strongly with 3 stacked PPV's. Let's pray they all stay intact.
     
  12. Otto! Steel Belt Platinum Member

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    I personally enjoy fights whether they’re 2 big names of 2 new fighters. Sometimes you get great fights from 2 relatively unknown guys.

    Having said that, the pacing of fight cards has been atrocious lately, with way too much talk time and fillers between fights.
     
  13. LivenLearn4988 Banned Banned

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    Seems like nothing has changed which is a good thing
     
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  14. TempleoftheDog Red Belt

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    I’m sorry, but I rarely watch videos posted in here. Is that you? I’ll give it a watch out of respect. I’ll be back.

    1 minute later..
    lol.. Shit man it’s 20 minutes. This is kind of why I don’t watch vids posted.

    Nothing personal, but I pass.
     
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  15. Thickfreakness Blue Belt

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    It is, yep. And I know, man. It is an investment. I'm with you. If you do check it out eventually, I'd love to hear your thoughts. All the best!
     
  16. EndlessCritic Steel Belt

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    It's all been the same.

    Fighting is fighting. The UFC has made the fights that can be made with the contenders that are there.

    People complaining about watered down cards are delusional.
     
  17. Zebra Cheeks 2 Cheeks And A Soda Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Right? And they have the horses to do something like that in some divisions like 145, or 155 but they are so set of these rematches.

    I get that there are some things to work through and the nature of love events is that they aren’t perfect, but we’re moving in the wrong direction.
     
  18. Zebra Cheeks 2 Cheeks And A Soda Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    And don’t even get me started on the bout orders.

    If I have to watch one more card that has a featured heavyweight bout on the main card of two Unranked guys because “it’s a guaranteed to be a finish” (which is statistically NOT TRUE) I’ll scream.
     
  19. Deathbycalfkick Green Belt

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    No, I skip more than I watch. I was watching Pride Bushido 1 last night and the quality was night and day.

    Rematches
    Watered down cards
    Cringe pro wrestling shit
    Generic roster I don't care much about

    I was more excited to watch Anderson spark Tito than the last four fight nights and the last PPV.
     
  20. Allegory Stealth Belt

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    The UFC was having these problems before the WME sale. I find the whole sport less interesting now but the sale has probably helped keep things alive and growing
     
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