(Serious) Is anybody still interested in watching the UFC?

Discussion in 'Worldwide MMA Discussion' started by Yosuke, Aug 6, 2019.

  1. San Griente

    San Griente White Belt

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    Ha ha. Me too. I even paid $20 a month to watch LFA in addition to all the above, then realized I had taken this whole mma-fan thing a step too far.
     
  2. San Griente

    San Griente White Belt

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    When Weili Zhang becomes champ, I am going to become a WMMA fan. Can’t wait.
     
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  3. CC27

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    Of course, I enjoy the sport so I watch UFC, Bellator, PFL and check out Rizin/one fights that are interesting when I can.
     
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  4. cheesus

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    It's been pretty bland lately, this year is the first year in a long time that I haven't bothered buying most of the ppvs.
     
  5. BobsyaUncle

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    I can't fathom being an MMA fan and not watching the organisation where most of the best talent is concentrated.
     
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    Job Interview What's my name? Dunkachino

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    I only check Twitter to read what trash talk fighters are tweeting, then do online searches of how wealthy they are
     
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  7. Kwic

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    Bring in soccer kicks, knees to down opponent, upkicks (which to this day just blows my mind that it's illegal), then the UFC will gain steam.
     
  8. Xuh

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    Is dismissing the most popular & mainstream org in favour of smaller lesser known orgs really a 'casual fan' attitude? Surely it's more like...

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  9. tinobar

    tinobar MMA HIPSPTER

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    That’s what I was going to say:oops:
     
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  10. Aerosol

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    I almost don’t give a fuck anymore
     
  11. fuzzy

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    to be honest, my interest is at an all time high
    bunch of bkfc hipsters itt
     
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    King of the Cage and Sharkfights brah
     
  13. Dead Spirit of MMA

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    "Casual" isn't even an insult anymore. I'd argue that if you're following every little thing the UFC does, you're not being as productive with your time as you should be. Life is too short for that kind of thing.
     
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  14. HaulParris

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    Same here. I will try to watch every card I can on ESPN/ESPN+, but have no qualms about skipping past fights, or not ordering a PPV unless it’s truly worthy.
     
  15. Communion

    Communion Out in right field on JJ's Tbol team Double Yellow Card

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    Definitely this.

    Out of 10-15 fights that are on cards, 3-5 are WMMA, 5-10 are unranked, so that leaves only 2-3 fights between ranked contenders.

    Another way of saying it is out of 24-30 fighters on a card, only 4-6 of them are ranked. It used to be any main card whether it was ppv or tv was nothing but contenders. Now outside of main and co-main its a bunch of people I've never heard of.
     
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  16. HI SCOTT NEWMAN

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    I been losing interest for many years, its not what it used to be. I still enjoy the sport and the fights, but sherdog keeps it alive for me, if it wasn't for all you guys I probably would have just drifted away.

    Its so hard to keep up with it all, but like I said I really like sherdog because I know many many many awesome people on here and they really keep the sport alive for me.
     
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  17. Bluesbreaker

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    Na, it's so flavourless now. I'll often look up results and maybe watch a fight if someone I dislike loses. Unfortunately, that might only happen once a year.
     
  18. Hardcore MMA

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    Well said. Let’s look at this past weekend’s card. The only 2 fights I was interested in were Perry/Luque and Oezdemir/Latifi. Sure, there was a title fight, but we all knew Shevshenko was going to win without issue. I ended up not even watching the card because I didn’t want to watch a card with only 2 fights I slightly cared about. Sounds like Perry/Luque was a banger though..
     
  19. RODNEY83

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    More viewership numbers than Bellator gets by a wide margin. So the answer is yes people are still interested in watching the UFC because their viewership numbers say so. Bellator and the PFL would love to have the UFC'S viewership numbers
     
  20. eiyuu

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    Yeah, if I have to watch on DVR, I'll watch the first round of every fight. If it isn't ended in the first round, I'll speed it up a bit to skip to the end of each fight.
     
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