Does bellator grow larger with the new 'less often' format?

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  1. Amerikuracana

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    They can do better cards. It sounds like they are trying to be a cross between bellator and strikeforce. Does this 15-16 shows a year thing make them stronger, or weaker? I was used to bellator shows on every week during their seasons, but I am waiting to see what they do..

    As much as any of the big guys in the sport, I think Coker sees thing from a fans perspective, so I am somewhat interested in the new spikeforce, even if showtime > spike.
     
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    they'll bump it up next year. and go back to PPV in 2016 as well. They're doing this to really build the brand, Cokers ideal is about 22-24 events a year. 3 of which being PPV Which I think is good for any organization.
     
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    Kong and Coker spend weekends together.
     
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    No lol. So much potential to make money they just have the wrong direction
     
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    The Coker vision will make Bellator a bigger promotion.
     
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    Well we're seeing what happens to quality overall with increased quantity.
     
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    Larger I guess compared to old Bellator if they continue to get names.

    We all know names is what brings people in. Coker knows this and if Spike is willing to pay he'll continue to get names and they should see ratings be stronger than Bjorn era.

    But like I've always said with Bellator.......ratings vs commercial revenue vs talent pay. Can you make that all work on a business level. This will always be at the forefront of Bellator's success long term.
     
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    I liked the Strikeforce format but I haven't been seeing much difference in the quality of the Bellator cards that they've announced so far this year (with the exception of the British invasion). They still need time to develop big names and I think they have to sign the bigger foreign names like Cro Cop, Serghei, Mamed, etc
     
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    They should be able to do bigger shows. Coker is more fighter friendly and should attract some names.

    They should bring back the tournaments, though.
     
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    I wish you were running the company. Then we could see 52 events a year!
     
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    Honestly, yes it will, we saw what happened with cokers first card. Next big card is british invasion which is leaps and bounds better than anything in the rebney era.. im not overlooking the pitbull card either cuz it has great potential and pitbull is one of my favs. People are only shitting on it cuz it looks weake COMPARED to the tito or british card.... i see a huge bump in average ratings at the end of 2015

    Coker came in mid year and did what he could. They probably didnt even give him money to play with. Idk how viacom works but id guess that they give playmoney at the beginning of every year(dont quote me) so i fully expect to see coker make his moves this year, especially the beginning, signing big names and making power plays.
     
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    We will have to see, their next two cards look exactly like one of their weekly shows and that is two of four cards they will be doing before April
     
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    Hard to tell. looks like the cards so far look the same as they did before and are being held in teh same small venues.

    Guess we'll have to see what the ratings are for monthly shows and if they start to move from 5k venues to the 10-15k venues. Thats showing growth.
     
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    the last part isnt necessarily true... i feel like showing true growth wont be just venue size but more so the gate. Sure they can switch from lets say a casino to an arena like mgm and it could even look full but if gate numbers are low then that can only tell me that they handed out a boat load of comps..


    If they hold an event in a smaller arena but the gate looks healthy then that tells me that most people actually bought a ticket.
     

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