Discussion in 'Worldwide MMA Discussion' started by MMALOPEZ, Jan 4, 2021.
Mauro is awful imo, I'd really rather they avoided him.
He's not bad on a team of 2 or three commentators but I like Quadros better.
i have no idea what bellator should do. they have more talent than they’ve ever had and their cards almost never deliver. maybe hire a better matchmaker
Damn. Good post.
god, no. big john is basically the worst commentator/interviewer around.
I just don't get why the UFC are able to find really competent play by play guys like Fitzgerald or Gooden as their 2nd string announcers but everyone else seems incapable of finding anyone half decent.
The guy who does play by play with Brad Pickett for ACA is pretty decent, maybe they should look at him.
He is a walking MMA encyclopedia and very respected in the MMA community, though. So, having him, even as an analyst in the booth is an asset, IMO.
Fitzgerald used to be terrible when he started, he reminded me of Gus Johnson but he's gotten way better.
True, they're good at spotting potential and letting it develop.
Whereas Josh Thomson and Big John haven't gotten better at all.
Yeah Thomson has been bad at commentary for years and Big John while knowledgeable isn't very entertaining and there isn't much excitement from Thomson or Goldberg to make up for it.
The only promoters to ever have any success on a big scale in MMA are Zuffa, Coker & Sakakibara. That's it, that's the list.
if you cant produce on paramount network what are you going to do on CBS or SHowtime? They got relegated to cbs sports for a reason.
thursday night mma during nfl season was a brilliant idea.
Fuck Coker. Bring back BellaBjorn, bring back the tournaments.
They had a great model from the first Tentpole to Kimbo v DD5K. Ratings were through the roof.
and the ratings for the regular shows cratered. The price you pay for freak shows.
it's featherweight division is like one of the most exciting.
thinking of people of UFC has beens is dumb. It's not about the promotion, about the fighters.
Their tournaments generally is a part of an identity.
Bellator would exceed more if they had small shows each year and then each big show on CBS or Showtime were 1 night tournaments, 4 fighters, with another title fight on the card to supplement it.
The show immediately after also got a rating boost.
Pretty much the tentpole model. They need to start doing something like that again.
Largely agree, they've had some solid UFC signings but some of them have been woeful. Signed so many UFC HW's that were well beyond their prime, they place too much investment on individual fighters boosting their ratings and revenue instead of investing in prospects, contenders & building actual divisions. When they do find fresh contenders, they throw all their eggs in one basket by forcing the spotlight on them too early.
It IS about the organization as well. Don’t kid yourself.
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