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Rizin, Bellator, PFL and ONE, Which Promotion Will Die First?

Discussion in 'Worldwide MMA Discussion' started by ichibang, Jan 2, 2019.

  1. ichibang

    ichibang Black Belt

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    In the spirit of the year 2019, let's start with positive note.

    Which non-UFC promotion will be the first to bite the dust?

    Rizin is coming off terrible rating despite spending nearly 10 million dollar to bring boxing's biggest cash cow.

    Bellator's rating is not up to the standard network officials desire and there are rumors of its being sold soon.

    ONE is bleeding money as always despite cash injection from several funds.

    PFL is...well it is bloody PFL.
     
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  2. europe1

    europe1 It´s a nice peninsula to Asia

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    Considering all the do-or-die talk about Rizin and the fact that their mega-event scored a mediocre 7.5% peak at its apex, I'm going to say Rizin.

    PFL's second-season already seems funded. Though their long-term prospects seem truly grim.

    One FC are swimming in venture capital. They're probably burning double amount of cash than the other orgs are but I genuinelly believe the people behind it are dumb enough to keep it going.

    Bellator has that DAZN contract running. I know that there have been troubling reports about them too but it's hard too see the Nr 2 org in the world going under so soon.
     
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  3. BigBadKraken

    BigBadKraken White Belt

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    KSW, Cagewarriors and ACB are the well produced long termers that stick around with excellent fights. They build the brand.

    Any startup MMA needs that, rather than a hopeful money milking show.
    Only so much cash in a niche sport.
     
  4. JimGunn

    JimGunn Silver Belt

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    I hope they all keep going forever. Screw anyone rooting for them to fail. You nudniks are usually wrong and the promotions just keep going and going despite all your dire predictions of imminent demise.
     
  5. CC27

    CC27 Gold Belt

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    Rizin or PFL
     
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    Rizz Green Belt

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    This thread feels like such a downer. Instead of trying to figure out who dies 1st lets just enjoy all the amazing fights each different promotion has to offer. We need escape this crab bucket mentality.
     
  7. Bubba32

    Bubba32 Green Belt

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    first pfl, second rizin, third bellator and then One.
     
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    leto1776 Sherdog Wet Shaver Platinum Member

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    ACB is one of these:
    upload_2019-1-2_18-59-2.jpeg
     
  9. Juventud

    Juventud Black Belt

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    In order of dying...

    PFL > RIZIN > ONE (especially with DJ) > Bellator.
     
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    Captain Crunch28 Blue Belt

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    If we just support them all then they’ll stay. I purchase all rizin cards, I have dazn for bellator, I try to watch one even tho I usually gotta work early during their events. I got nbcsn for pfl. Just support them and they’ll stay
     
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  11. europe1

    europe1 It´s a nice peninsula to Asia

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    ACB (now ACA) is run by Russian/Chechen goverment officials. I don't even think they have to launder money. Hell, part of their funding is most likely Russian tax-payers.
     
  12. Vulcan

    Vulcan Black Belt

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    PFL
    Rizin
    ONE FC
    Bellator
     
  13. mallen7272

    mallen7272 Green Belt

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    Easy. PFL
     
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    mallen7272 Green Belt

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    ONE is as big as the UFC but people in this hemisphere will never grasp that.
     
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    Vulcan Black Belt

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    lol maybe but they're getting paid in third world money
     
  16. Katsumi Yamada

    Katsumi Yamada Silver Belt

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    It's bigger than the UFC in a few select markets in southeast Asia, that's for sure.

    Overall it's not as big as the UFC by any stretch of the imagination.
    It's probably #2 tho
     
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    mallen7272 Green Belt

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    ONE averaged 11mil viewers per event in 2018
     
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    mallen7272 Green Belt

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    And thats only counting Nielsen in its core markets
     
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  19. Kinger85

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    tough call. you could make a case for any of them really.

    I'll say PFL just because I have said WSOF/PFL will go under this year for the last 5 years, so why stop saying it now?
     
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  20. JimGunn

    JimGunn Silver Belt

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    Because you sound like a fool? And you'll sound doubly ridiculous when you celebrate like you called it.
     
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