Do all PPVs require a title fight?

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  1. Rebel_LioN

    Rebel_LioN Red Belt

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    There’s been so many interim titles being thrown around, we have two interim title fights this weekend.

    Personally I don’t care, it doesn’t need to be a title fight.
     
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    joeyjoejoe Silver Belt

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    You never know what ESPN has demanded of the UFC, could be a requirement. Or maybe the UFC just likes handing out belts.
     
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    Yeah. UFC won’t promote a PPV without a title fight anymore. They used to do it all the time. I think Conor vs Diaz 2 was the last non-title fight PPV. There are two others in that time frame but it was just Yoel Romero’s obese ass not making weight
     
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    If you're not a PPV draw without a belt, then they don't trust you headlining and selling the maximum amount of PPV's without a title being on the line, even if it's an Interim one.
     
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    ppv:championship
     
  6. El Fernas

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    Not really, but its what they usually do, Israel vs Silva ended up a 3rd main event...
     
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    Calipwnia Brown Belt Platinum Member

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    If Conor can't main event over a title fight (Cerrone), then you know that title fight is necessary for a ppv
     
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    The titles have been completely devalued so it doesn't matter.
     
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    Khabib vs GSP could have done it.

    Conor vs My Mom could as well.
     
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    But he did main event over a title fight against Diaz the first time.
     
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    Bruce Buffer will only mc if he can say "and new" or "and still"
     
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    i wouldnt pay for a ppv if there wasnt a title fight, only if the main event was something awesome. like DC vs Yoel at 205lbs or Askren vs GSP
     
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    grimballer Silver Belt

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    When’s the last time ufc ppv main event wasn’t for a title or didn’t have title holder?

    In this day n age of water down cards it makes sense to have a title fight to boost buys
     
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    Leonard Haid Minimalist Living the Illusory Dream

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    The first one would have been a title fight. The second one could have been had your Mom fought Conor at the right time.
     
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    Rondas Pillow Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    If they want me to bother streaming it they do.

    Otherwise,

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    It’s easier for Joe to hype things when it’s a title fight
     
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    With so many interim title fights could we have the possibility of a interim champ interim champ to fight the champ champ and create a quadruple champ?

    A belt on the line for sure adds a little drama to the matchup, but if u gave me a loaded card with a lot of good matchups and some guys I'm a fan of and no title on the line I'd be straight.
     
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    I miss the days when they didn’t hand out interim belts like flyers :(
     
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    No, but I like it as a general rule. There are of course special exceptions, though.
     

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