Is it possible to "support" the UFC without buying all the PPV's?

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  1. Calboy

    Calboy Banned Banned

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    what do you guys think? Say a person only buys 1 or 2 PPV's a year but watches them all, is he/she still "supporting" the UFC and it's fighters by creating word of mouth and dicussion, therefore discrediting the people that say in order to be a true UFC fan, you need to buy all the ppvs?

    Also, if the ufc took away piracy would the majority of the people currently streaming events for free start puraching them? I highly doubt it...they just wouldnt watch or just catch the highlights.
     
  2. aichokyu

    aichokyu Brown Belt

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    i never buy PPv's in order to NOT support the UFC, and i don't buy ufc fighters marchandise either. i would buy ONE FC ppv's and will when they start
     
  3. Calboy

    Calboy Banned Banned

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    by doing this you are directly hurting the fighters and the development of mma as a sport..

    more ppv buys= higher fighter purses
    higher fighter purses= better athletes
    better athletes=better fights
    better fights=happier fan

    So you are hurting yourself also
     
  4. Reffson

    Reffson Purple Belt

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    I go to the bar 5 minutes away. No cover charge but they pay like 1200 bucks to show the fights. I order a pizza, a few beers and tip them good. Can't beat it.
     
  5. sonhow

    sonhow Red Belt

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    You don't have to buy anything. And you don't have to watch everything even if it's free. It's good times to be selective really.
     
  6. VictorCosta

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    UFC should Pay me for watching UFC events
     
  7. Shadess

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    How is not buying UFC stuff but wanting to buy other orgs stuff "direcly hurting development of MMA as a sport"? Non-UFC MMA is still MMA.
     
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    RachelZane** Orange Belt

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    you def dont need to buy every ppv to support the ufc
     
  9. toaa

    toaa Purple Belt

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    I won't pay for PPVs anymore. $65 is ridiculous for five fights and it just isn't worth it to me. They would have to be probably under $30 for me to start buying them again.
     
  10. kwd1253

    kwd1253 Green Belt

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    Well you don't have support the ufc buying thing. The ufc don't give me money or pay my bills. why should I buy stuff from them? Just saying there other ways support fighters with out giving them money lol
     
  11. frederick

    frederick Black Belt

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    The UFC is hurting MMA as a sport.
    Having athletes as opposed to fighters makes for safer styles.
     
  12. MMAfansince99

    MMAfansince99 Blue Belt

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    Yes, by going to the UFC HQ's and leaning towards the building.

    That way you're in a way supporting the UFC.
     
  13. VictorCosta

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    Of course just be a fan, follow him on twitter, tell your friends that he is good etc... It will actually help much more than buying UFC things. I support mma fighters not UFC brand.
     
  14. DEFCON1

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    You know what "hurts the fighters, and the development of mma as a sport"?

    The lack of guaranteed contracts. Imagine someone new to the game. They watch a PPV or free card, develop a "fanbase" for said fighter and within 6-12 months they never see or hear of the guy again. Outside the top 10 guys in each division, your as good as dirt. Sucks, but it's true.
     
  15. ManiacTroll

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    Around these parts, Dana can be happy if people only talk about UFC occasionally, let alone watch it.

    Let alone pay for it.
     
  16. kwd1253

    kwd1253 Green Belt

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    Pizza $5-10
    Couple of beers $10-30
    Good tip $10-20

    Bar $25-60 vs $65
    Your still coming out ahead
     
  17. Calboy

    Calboy Banned Banned

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    ummm...no. Being a safe fighter means your a safe fighter, being a great athlete does not mean that, just that you're a good athlete
     
  18. Reffson

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    Very true. Plus I like watching the fights with other fans. We make small bets too, which is fun. Barao (I should say Dillashaw) cost me 5 bucks but I still spent a total of around 45 bucks.
     
  19. Diet Otsuka

    Diet Otsuka Red Belt

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    If you dont buy the HD broadcast of all ufc ppv's you are directly taking money from the fighters and the fighters families, who have budgeted, assuming a set number of TRUE fans will buy the ppv.

    Either don't call yourself a fan, or recognize you are stealing from the quality of life from the fighters.
     
  20. sonhow

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    And this is true because GSP is considered safe and athlete. He also happens to be the biggest draw.
     

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