Ok is it just me or is everybody lying

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  1. kingkshon73

    kingkshon73 Green Belt

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    Why is it that everybody has been watching since UFC 1 but it only had 50,000 buys? like are the PPV numbers reported wrong or did UFC have some massive VHS sales or what? the only time i saw the first 4 is when it came out on a DVD set and i only started watching by UFC 37.5.
     
  2. jiujitsuforever

    jiujitsuforever Banned Banned

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    i use that thing known as youtube, but your mostly right. Most fans havent watched early ufc fights
     
  3. Kingfarthur

    Kingfarthur Purple Belt

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    If you started watching at UFC 37.5, you're a more experienced fan than most people. I started at season 3 of TUF with Shamrock and Ortiz, and was casual up until a year ago.
     
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    jkthenatural Snake In The Grass

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    So ufc 1 got more buys than bellator is going to get?
     
  5. Flippant

    Flippant silly twonk

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    I recall watching 1 on badly recorded vhs tape a couple of years after the fact. At the time the sport was new, only loved by the faithful, and you had to take a lot of crap from people who called it human cockfighting and such.
     
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    SewerPirate Brown Belt

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    Why does everyone think it's just them?

    Yeah, more often than not you're being fed bullshit.

    What almost nobody wants to admit is that it doesn't even remotely matter when you started watching.
     
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    I started watching in 2007. Pre-2007 Ufc was a C-league.
     
  8. brisko21

    brisko21 Blue Belt

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    I watched part of the first UFC as a kid. I didn't watch much of anything until the first ultimate fighter and Griffin/Bonner 1. I then immediately started watching all the old UFC and Pride events.
     
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    Pliny Pete Puts Butts In Seats

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    I actually did watch UFC 1 but it was on an illegal cable box (you kids prolly have no idea what those are) so I guess technically Im not 1 of the 50,000
     
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    GSPOAB Postin' 25/8 Platinum Member

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    Youre not hardcore unless you were at Dana White's birth
     
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    I have the first 8 UFCs in original vhs boxes, I didnt even have cable back then to buy the PPVs. We did get a couple at my buddies house then though.
     
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    Killme The NoGi Bear

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    I don't think many were watching since ufc 1, most did like what i also did and watched them some other way after they were filmed back then.
     
  13. Normy

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    People lie. Just look at any forum or comment area where you can be anonymous. Any argument on youtube is hilarious. If a guy gets called out for being racist he will say he's black or white just to win the argument even though he is not. If the guy gets called a loser he says he graduated from college with a masters and makes a million a year. If a guy gets called ugly, fat, etc he says he gets a ridiculous amount of...well, ya know. People are full of bologna.
     
  14. FEDORRULEZ

    FEDORRULEZ Black Belt

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    everyone is full of it
     
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    I actually did watch UFC 1 live. I was 14 at the time.
     
  16. Shogun Rising

    Shogun Rising I am Shiva god of death

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    My neighbor used to have one, and we'd usually watch wrestling and small spurts of pornography.

    Looking back, it's pretty awkward how groups of teenage boys watch porn like they watch a football game.
     
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    ppl been stealing cable since UFC 1

    or at least I have, or illegal dls, one or the other
     
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    TS' head is going to explode when he finds out Santa isn't real.
     
  19. eiyuu

    eiyuu Silver Belt

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    The first UFC wasn't on VHS for a while after it was on PPV for whatever reason. The first UFC on VHS was UFC 2 (which is the way I saw my first UFC.)

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    UFC 2 VHS


    I didn't see UFC 1 until I was in Japan several years later and rented it on VHS there!

    I can't recall when UFC 1 actually did hit VHS in the US. I do know that it was after UFC 2 though. According to Amazon.com, UFC 1 didn't hit VHS until 1996

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    UFC 1 VHS

    (notice how the tape says "FINALLY ON VIDEO!")

    So yeah, it can be a little suspect when someone said they've watched the UFC since UFC 1.
     
  20. Malachai

    Malachai Facta Non Verba

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    I watched the first 2-3 events with a buddy while I was home on HLTA from my first tour in Bosnia, which ended in Oct '94.

    Been hooked ever since.

    But since this is Sherdog I fully expect to be told I didn't watch them then, didn't serve in Bosnia (twice), and that I'm fat, old, living in my parent's basement, gay, and that every single other Sherdogger has banged way hotter chicks than I ever have.

    The anonymity of the internet is the great equalizer.... (ridiculizer?)

    Edit: Eiyuu has it right... I seem to remember not seeing the 1st event until after 2 & 3?
     

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