How do you think UFC did on ESPN's debut?

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  1. Espresso

    Espresso Khabib, "The mad, backwards kunt"

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    The last 3 fights went as followed:

    Gillespie, got booed out of the arena after superior technical leg hump

    Hardy, lost by DQd

    Cejudo, """controversial""" early stoppage

    I mean, could it have gone any worse?

    In my opinion this card was terrible for the casuals, you have manlets fighting in the main, one of which almost died making 125 for the first time since 19 y.o. (12 years)

    Then Hardy, who albeit the hype, was still a big question mark. Was on his way to gassing out.

    Then Gillespie, who is a pure wrestler 95% of the time when he isnt brawling to set up a takedown.
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    This card should included JBG fighters and flashy ones

    Costa wouldve been perfect
    Yoel
    Pettis
    Etc
     
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  2. Klaavical

    Klaavical Purple Belt

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    Less commercials would have been nice
     
  3. Frank McEdgar

    Frank McEdgar SHERDOG

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    Much better than the Fox debut

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  4. BoD 2.0

    BoD 2.0 Brown Belt

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    I was in attendance. It was a fun night of fights and a good vibe in the arena. I was fucked up, so keep that in consideration lol

    The boos for Gregor were really bad. which sucked because he was fighting a brilliant fight, and it's his home state. But whatever. Was a great night overall.
     
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  5. VinceArch

    VinceArch Venom in the veins.

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    125 is still around and Sherdog is still bitching. I loved it. Canceled ESPN+ already though.
     
  6. Espresso

    Espresso Khabib, "The mad, backwards kunt"

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    I have no problem with the outcomes, cowboy winning, Hardy getting DQd, and salty TJ is just about perfect for me.

    But how do you think the casuals viewd the event?
     
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    3nigma Purple Belt

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    Debut on ESPN and Dana promoted a division that he wants to kill.

    Good job.
     
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  8. Espresso

    Espresso Khabib, "The mad, backwards kunt"

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    Probably shouldve mentioned that in OP too.

    Imagine being a casual and being told that Main is for the title of a division thats being shut down

    <Dana05><Dana05>
     
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  9. Raknesh

    Raknesh Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Stellar.

    They have finally made and are considered mainstream now in many circles.
     
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  10. smart.feller

    smart.feller Beer Drinker

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    I enjoyed the show, the fights, and Stephen A was less cringe worthy than expected.
     
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    No Name Needed Yellow Belt

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    Greg Hardy debacle aside, felt it was a solid debut.
     
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    What are you going to do for the next UFC card?
     
  13. Congo66

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    There were 6 fights on the main card why just talk about the last 3?
    The Hardy fight was terrible as expected but the other two were finishes.

    Benavidez vs Ortiz was fun and crazy scrambles, PVZ vs Ostovich wasn't bad and Glover wasn't bad either.

    2 subs, 2 TKOs, 1 points and 1 DQ, that's not too bad.
     
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    ThatGuy7698 Horse meat = best meat

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    You forgot to mention how ESPN+ was causing almost everyone a shit load of problems ranging from the stream freezing to even the app not loading at all.

    I say the ESPN debut was a disaster.
     
  15. Erocthadon

    Erocthadon Brown Belt

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    If I have to listen to Trevor Whittman talk every fight card, I'm probably going to become a casual <KingstonFrown>
     
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    It was a pretty good card. If anyone was watching for the 1st time it had a bit of everything.
     
  17. AKA_Steve_B

    AKA_Steve_B Veteran Hall of Fame belt

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    At least the FOX premier was free .
    ....and marketed/ promoted to a bigger audience.
     
  18. VinceArch

    VinceArch Venom in the veins.

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    I'm sure they were entertained.
     
  19. GiSP

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    TJ lost and I was 10/13 who really gives a shit beyond that?
     
  20. VinceArch

    VinceArch Venom in the veins.

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    Most likely skip it unfortunately. The money adds up.
     

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