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Do you buy PPV for combat sports events?

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by MXZT, Feb 13, 2020.

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Do you buy PPV for combat sport events?

  1. Yes

    32.9%
  2. No

    67.1%
  1. MXZT Silver Belt Platinum Member

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    Just wondering what the numbers will be like on here.

    I personally haven't paid for one in years. I can't even remember the last time.
     
  2. poor form Banned Banned

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    No. Just a couple since UFC 200. Actually since well before 200. I bought 200 because of internet issues.
     
  3. kimocomplex Silver Belt

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    not if im just going to be home alone

    but yes for big events, we all pitch in and have a good night
     
  4. Sonny Qc 86,425 Likes

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    If card were any good, I would.

    Used to buy 4-5 ppv's a years around 06' to 10'

    For Boxing I have DAZN so, kinda....
     
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  5. Lukn4trbl Brown Belt

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    About 5 per year.

    Maybe more. Sometimes split with friends/poker night, etc.

    Edit: back in the GSP/Chuck days, almost every PPV. Also watched Ultimate Fighter Series like a religion.
     
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  6. Fahcough Silver Belt

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    I have cable. ESPN contract agreements for providers to carry them is more than enough funding. That donation is plenty
     
  7. NulDertig030 Blue Belt

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    I'm Dutch, it is on tv for free
     
  8. Aerosol Purple Belt

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    No
    But I would if it was cheaper
     
  9. yekmurat Gold Belt

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    Come on its 2020
     
  10. Martialbeef Silver Belt

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    Don't be daft.
     
  11. Lawrence Red Belt

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    Go ahead Bro's Tell us what you do on fight night

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  12. Zebra Cheeks 2 Cheeks And A Soda Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Being 100% real, the pricing makes it quite a commitment to buy every card. We get lots of fight night content which I love and enjoy a lot, so I don’t mind swinging a $60 card once in awhile. The $5 increase made me cringe a bit because it can already be hard to justify to myself.

    Unfortunately I just can’t bring myself to buy cards that don’t have 3+ fights I’m excited about. I’ve been around too long and have seen too many fights end in seconds, and while it’s enjoyable, it’s not $65 enjoyable if there aren’t multiple fights I’m very excited about.


    So these days I tend to stream cards that I want to watch but if the stream lags or drops off I won’t be heart broken. Like the last two I definitely streamed. 248 and 249? I will absolutely buy. Because I want it up on my TV. I will be getting drunk and I don’t want to risk having to fight with a stream
     
  13. SKYNET Infrared Belt Platinum Member

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    If it's a good card sure
     
  14. Candy Routure Black Belt Platinum Member

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    I buy a handful a year.. I used to buy every event. Those days are long gone.
     
  15. EndlessCritic Steel Belt

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    I pay for Fightpass, Dazn, and I paid for Rizin on NYE.

    I pay for close to 50% of UFC events. Otherwise usually watch at a friend's house.
     
  16. Ingjr Brown Belt

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    Not any more. If I want to watch a scripted event I'll watch WWE or a movie. I'm rapidly becoming more and more disillusioned with this "sport".
     
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    Yes but I I'm more selective now on which ones. There was a time when I got everyone. Also I hardly even bother with the sports bar stuff now if I don't get the ppv. I might add over the course of a year I will attend 1-2 cards.
    The bottom line consumers of this product figure out what works best for them in how they will follow it.
     
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    Occasionally, but I find myself buying less and less. $65 is a lot of money! its not cheap at all when they have a PPV every month, they are having like 13 PPV's per year as sometimes they have 2 in december, so thats a lot of money when you really add it all up. And the quality of the cards is not worth it, they just can't justify charging $65 for some of these cards which look like a random UFC Fight Night event in the middle of nowhere.

    The last UFC PPV I brought was UFC 229, and I enjoyed it and did not feel ripped off, I didn't regret it, got my moneys worth of entertainment. But most of the cards I can't justify paying so much for when its really lacking, and like I said they do so many PPV's that it adds up to so much money if you keep buying them
     
  19. mmadeewana Brown Belt

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    I get UFC and Bellator on cable TV. And couple of boxing matches here and there
     
  20. Goon Dog DiMeo Family Enforcer

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    I have a friend in the UFC. I always buy the cards he fights on, but nothing else. ESPN+ plus $65 for today's lackluster cards is insulting and asinine.
     

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