Bellator PPV seems to be a big business mistake.

Discussion in 'Worldwide MMA Discussion' started by FistofIce**, Oct 16, 2013.

  1. FistofIce**

    FistofIce** Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2013
    Messages:
    330
    Likes Received:
    0
    Apart from the news about slow sales of tickets for the seats to their pay-per-view event, considering the past history of long-gone organizations, it doesn't seem like it' such an excellent idea business-wise to put up together a string of fights with a lot of probably highly-paid fighters, that would drive up the way up the expense of putting the show on

    Even though Eddie vs Chandler 2 is the real deal, I don't see any other fights that really tempts me to tune in, or any other factor in play that would make me want to shell out some hard-earned cash in a pure and sober mind.

    I feel like Affliction put up a better pay-per-view event in the past, and PRIDE and Strikeforce were capable of putting up a better more attractive pay-per-view event if they chose to.

    And they bit the dust.
     
  2. filthynumber1

    filthynumber1 Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2003
    Messages:
    12,310
    Likes Received:
    10,547
    Location:
    Canada
    Rampage vs tito as the main is the problem.... Basically tito

    King mo is legit and will murder Emanuel
     
  3. Blindead

    Blindead Brown Belt

    Joined:
    May 11, 2011
    Messages:
    2,822
    Likes Received:
    7
    You realize that Bellator fighters get paid the same whether they're fighting on PPV or on TV, right? The only one who gets paid more is Alvarez, because they had to give PPV points to keep him. The whole point of this PPV is to keep Alvarez.
     
  4. TFanatic

    TFanatic Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2011
    Messages:
    10,898
    Likes Received:
    348
    It would be one thing if they were just throwing a ppv together with t tell and rampage headining and a bunch no names to fill it. But they're going to be sidelining a lot of their biggest names for this card. If it tanks, this combined with Fightmaster still not having been renewed, could cause Viacom to lose interest in keeping Bellator around.
     
  5. The Renegade

    The Renegade Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2008
    Messages:
    11,509
    Likes Received:
    2,308
    Location:
    Upstate NY
    Tito/Rampage headline simply has fail written all over it
     
  6. Contraction**

    Contraction** Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2013
    Messages:
    1,006
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have a hard time seeing this break 200k buys
     
  7. TFanatic

    TFanatic Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2011
    Messages:
    10,898
    Likes Received:
    348
    I'll be surprised if it does 100k.
     
  8. ocfightfan

    ocfightfan Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2006
    Messages:
    21,585
    Likes Received:
    10,451
    Location:
    In the lab with Jon Jones B sample
    This PPV is going to hurt them very badly. It will also be Titos' last hurrah. He is rushing his recovery from knee surgery.
     
  9. UJustGotChaeld

    UJustGotChaeld Steel Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2011
    Messages:
    32,708
    Likes Received:
    9,230
    Wrong section .. but .. I agree. I think Viacom said if you can't do a PPV then this is not something we want to continue. FightMaster is cancelled, Bellator chose to take on the UFC with fighter contracts, so they either need to sink or swim at this point, because any new up and coming fighters probably won't want to join Bellator after their shady moves.
     
  10. sololist

    sololist Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2013
    Messages:
    409
    Likes Received:
    0
    Before the Eddie Alvarez and Ben Askren things, I like Bellator.

    Now, I hope it crash into oblivion.

    This PPV essentially is crippled/mediocre ex-UFC fighters reunion.

    I can't wait to see how embarrassed Bjorn Rebney would be when there is only few hundreds show up at the venue and a few thousand PPV buys.
     
  11. kaltkalt

    kaltkalt Green Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2012
    Messages:
    1,247
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    Yea this whole PPV is to screw over and spite Alvarez. It's really pathetic.
     
  12. UJustGotChaeld

    UJustGotChaeld Steel Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2011
    Messages:
    32,708
    Likes Received:
    9,230
    No it's not. Alvarez contract lets him walk after this fight if he loses, and if he wins he has 1 more fight then is in the UFC.

    So either way ... Eddie has 2 fights at most to get in the UFC.
     
  13. wartor

    wartor Thug #22 Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2010
    Messages:
    4,847
    Likes Received:
    2,491
    It costs less, I'm buying it. Suck it.
     
  14. GearSolidMetal

    GearSolidMetal I'm here to chew bubblegum and bang your mom. Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2011
    Messages:
    26,029
    Likes Received:
    83,221
    Location:
    Wichita KS
    I hope it fails. That way every awesome fight will be on cable, instead of crappy fights on cable and saving all their awesome fights for PPV.... just like the UFC.
     
  15. GearSolidMetal

    GearSolidMetal I'm here to chew bubblegum and bang your mom. Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2011
    Messages:
    26,029
    Likes Received:
    83,221
    Location:
    Wichita KS
    You'll be sucking it after you realize what a shitty card you just paid for.
     
  16. TFanatic

    TFanatic Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2011
    Messages:
    10,898
    Likes Received:
    348
    Suck what? Your bad decision?
     
  17. Hellscream

    Hellscream Red Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2007
    Messages:
    7,910
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Boston
    Yeah, kinda wish they didn't jump into the pay per view arena. Especially head lining Rampage and Tito. Bellator should just stick with what they've been doing, and also avoid UFC rejects.
     
  18. UJustGotChaeld

    UJustGotChaeld Steel Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2011
    Messages:
    32,708
    Likes Received:
    9,230
    A giant turd costs less than a steak too. Which is worth the money?
     
  19. Contraction**

    Contraction** Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2013
    Messages:
    1,006
    Likes Received:
    0
    LOL @ thinking a $5 subway Philly Cheese is as good as a genuine NY freshly made, fresh steak, fresh whole cheese Philly Cheese for $14
     
  20. Odysseus721

    Odysseus721 Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2013
    Messages:
    353
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Earth
    Will work for food
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.