"Bizarre" UFC Rousey Hype

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  1. CK Daimen

    CK Daimen White Belt

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    Just viewed a UFC 207 FS1 Prelims video on the UFC page on FB. I tried to find a URL to a video or a video of it on YouTube but no luck. Seems you'll have to go on the UFC FB page to see what I'm talking about for the time being. But in the 30 second promo, they say "The Baddest Woman on the Planet is Back" and feature Rousey, and then they discuss the prelims that will be on the card.

    Rogan is right. This is downright bizarre, and this is coming from a RR fan. There is a way to hype her return without completing ignoring Nunes. They are proclaiming her the baddest woman on the planet before a match where someone else has the belt. There is a way to respect RR and her return without disrespecting Nunes. Apparently, they don't care to make this distinction.

    Furthermore, how can you feature both prelim fighters (Hendricks and Magny) in the brief advertisement of their match in this same video, and yet only feature Rousey IN THE MAIN EVENT where there is another opponent.

    Thoughts?
     
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    Classic UFC. If Nunes wins they can say she beat the baddest woman on the planet.
     
  3. War Pig

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    Nobody gives a fuck about Nunes. How many people were talking about Nunes before she got the Ronda fight? Yea, nobody. The UFC is spending their money promoting the story that has unraveled over the course of a year and that's Ronda's downfall, the emergence of her doubters and her comeback and chance at redemption.
     
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    Ufc hype machine back behind RR. Pretty stupid actually especially since Nunes will win
     
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    Their job is to promote the card. If nunes wins she gets the benefit of the rousey fame. It's really her ticket. Getting the hype now does nothing for her. Winning does.
     
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    it seems a bit shit, especially given Nunes is the champ, but Honda is the biggest draw. Pun intended
     
  7. CK Daimen

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    Would this logic not backfire if Nunes wins? Isn't it the UFC's job to MAKE people give a fuck about Nunes?

    In fact, giving a fuck about Nunes would make them give MORE of a fuck about the match, because as you suggest, they ALREADY give a fuck about Rousey. Rousey NEEDS no introduction. So they'd be better served to make people care about her opponent which will make them care MORE about the match AND more about Nunes should she win.

    People cared more about Ali vs. Frazier than they did Ali vs. Wepner. Why? Not just because Frazier was a better opponent, but because THE WORLD WAS MADE AWARE OF THAT FACT.
     
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  9. War Pig

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    They don't fuckin care. This promotion is for this fight. The story isn't about Nunes trying to defend a title she got by knocking out some journeywoman who just lost to a borderline top 10 fighter and immediately retired. This fight is about Ronda's return. That's the money story.
     
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    No it won't backfire. Did it backfire when Holly beat Ronda? No, she was the toast of the town and the greatest fighter on the planet until she got choked the fuck out in her very next fight.
     
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    Powerful stuff. You should write Ronda's next script.
     
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    Ronda defended the belt multiple times and the succeeding champs have yet to do it once.
     
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    Actually they may be doing it because the thing casuals like about Ronda was subbing people in 30 seconds. That's what casuals are going to tune into to see. They don't want to see a tough fight. They want to see her look like she's on a different level. If they promote Nunes as a black belt who can strike casuals may not want to see it because they want to keep that sheltered image that Rousey is a once ever athlete
     
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    Nah but I'm going to write the next script for you.

    It begins with Ronda winning the title, you crying and ends with everyone laughing.
     
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    I had to resist the urge too. haha
     
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    As a Rousey fan they're disrespecting the current champ, something like this should be the current promo

     
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    No big push for nunes because she's not thinking of killing her self after a lose.
     
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    Nunes is the female RDA. They can't wait to get the belt off her.
     
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    Meh.

    You guys get way too worked up about fight promotion and how it works.

    Ronda is the selling feature of this fight. She's why people are going to tune in. Not Nunes. Not the belt.

    So they promote Ronda, which is best for everyone, INCLUDING Nunes.

    More buys means more money for both fighters and the UFC.

    It also means more eyes on Nunes, in the end.

    And, if Nunes wins? That's huge. She just beat the baddest woman on the planet.

    Promote it the other way and what do you have?

    "Nunes, some champ no one has ever heard of, defends against the ex-champ who has already been broken. And Nunes is a killer, so Ronda probably get beat down again."

    That storyline actually discourages PPV buys, gets less eyes on Ronda and Nunes both, and also sets up a win by Nunes to be a much less impressive feat.

    They are promoting it the way they are promoting it because that's actually the right way to promote this fight.
     
  20. CK Daimen

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    I get that it's marketing. My argument is you can do this same marketing without completely ignoring her opponent. Example: The Baddest Woman on the Planet Returns to Reclaim Her Throne.....But There is a New Lioness In Her Way. That literally took me five seconds to come up with. My claim is not that Rousey should not be featured, or even featured much more heavily than Nunes. My claim is that there is no justifiable reason for Nunes to be completely ignored as the champion let alone as a main-event competitor at all for that matter, but ESPECIALLY as the champion.
     
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