Anyone caring a whole lot less since the ESPN movement?

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  1. GueseGuy

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    Wow fuck the UFC
     
  2. PD4838

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    I have been around since UFC 1 following and have direct TV and can not order PPV fights with the new ESPN+ deal. I do not stream and I guess part of the old school generation at the age of 44. They have faded me out of the market as I will watch at someone's house or the bar. They definitely will lose 8 or 9 PPV's a year from me when I used to just order at home. It's sad really and I think they should be able to cater to both markets but looks like the are only looking one direction
     
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  3. PD4838

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    Do you even English bro?
     
  4. PD4838

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    Read his post dumb arse, it isn't the money but the principle. I agree with him personally.
     
  5. HI SCOTT NEWMAN

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    Nothing like watching the UFC on the good ole fashioned running water, if ya know what I mean ;)
     
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    I won’t give ESPN anything extra than what they get from being bundled in my cable service. I stream everything unless it is in Florida then I’ll go to the event.
     
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    Maybe you are
    I’m American but I’m not from the USA think about it.....
    Doesn’t affect me either
     
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    The principle is the money dick. Sorry $5 upsets you too
     
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    Bummer. You've missed some pretty good fights, TS.

    I don't have cable, and ESPN & ESPN+ has made watching non-PPV MMA easier for me. Easier than Fox, FS1, FS2, and I think there was one other channel.

    I watched about 1/4 of the PPV's then and now.

    Well worth the $5/mo for me.

    I suppose if I'd had all the Fox channels on my $120 monthly cable bill, I would be annoyed at the change. But I didn't. So I'm up, you're down.
     
  10. Natural Order

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    Sure the cards are getting watered down, but they're on regularly, are in essence free and still put on some good marquee main events. Not sure what you can whine about if you call yourself a fight fan.

    Once or twice a year you'll see a stacked card like 239, which makes them even more special.
     
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    sweetviolenturg Purple Belt Professional Fighter

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    Wow. I guess I'm definitely in the minority here because I love ESPN + & the ESPN era.
    I love having UFC events on 3 - 4 Saturday nights per month. Sure, some of them can be a bit watered down but I enjoy seeing all the new talent. Today's prelim fighters are tomorrow's champions after all.
     
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    Before I seen this I was thinking to myself there should be a sticky thread for people who are against the ESPN + deal.


    I literally bought 98% of the ppvs watched all the fight nights and prelims but now I've watched only the 2-3 events on ESPN and ESPN2 and tbh it doesn't really bother me as much as I thought it would.

    The UFC had been watering down the ppv product for years leading into this and then they decide to add a paywall to a paywall???

    The casual fans are being shit on and frankly the Hardcores are being nickel and dimed for a increasingly watered down product.

    Bars around me stopped showing the fights and so did buffalo wild wings and no one o know has gotten ESPN +.

    I really think this deal is shit in the long run and will kill interest in our sport.It helps UFCs bottom dollar but its alienating some of its fan base.

    Its apparent in the falling TV numbers and the sub 100k Ppv buy total. Let's see what rose vs Andrade did ppv buy wise.
     
  13. Titleboxe

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    You are not in the minority, ESPN seems to be really struggling on properly promoting the events on their own damn networks.
     
  14. I am your real dad

    I am your real dad I am surrounded by NERDs !!!

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    I hate ESPN.
    I have definitely slowed down watching MMA. well, UFC anyway.
     
  15. BEATDOWNS

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    I prefer it but i am not American you guys really got screwed on that deal....The only thing is they don't seem to show the international cards for some reason here.
     
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    I just hate the fact that the days of having people over for big ppvs are over for me. My garage has a huge bar and multiple TVs. My internet connection out there is total shit because it’s detached from my house. Sucks
     
  17. Jean-Claude_Bloodsport

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    cable/satellite is a rip off. This is ten times better at $5. Eventually youwill get Hulu and espn + and stop being abitch. Its like you guys think cable is a great deal.
     
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  18. justblaze717

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    Exactly, apparently even with espn+ you have to still have a cable provider to watch Fight Night cards.
    Not paying $5 a month for what used to come with my cable package just to watch UFC.
     
  19. NoSmilez

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    I don't own cable subscription so this ESPN move is great.
     
  20. Jean-Claude_Bloodsport

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    no you don't. fake news.
    that's espn not espn+
     

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