Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by saugeye killah, Jan 3, 2015.
All that does is make you more strongly consider skipping the biggest fights.
The biggest problem is that it turns off potential fans of the future - more casuals and non-fans are watching this event than most others due to the hype surrounding the main event.
That's why it's a perfect opportunity to put on a great show through-and-through. Instead, we get a mediocre (at best) product outside the main event. Those who are not yet hardcore fans will not become such after this card (as a whole).
I think a better argument against putting weak undercards on huge main event PPVs is "you're going to get a lot of eyeballs that are watching just to see the main event, so you're better off putting exciting fighters and/or good fights to try to win some new fans that will then buy other PPVs in the future"
It's what killed a lot of PPV boxing thanks to greedy ass promoters.
I don't think anyone expected average/boring Lombard or cerrone fights bra
Yeah, and the UFC formerly made a big deal about how they knew this, and how they were different from boxing because of it.
They looked like strong mismatches on paper.
Exactly. This is the first PPV I bought in a while (because of Cormier-Jones), but I'll be strongly reconsidering the next time.