Should UFC Make a Habit of Booking Top Fighters of a Weight Class on the Same PPV Card?

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Top four fighters on a single PPV card?

  1. Yes—this is a safe contingency plan in case of pullouts

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  2. No—it doesn't make a difference

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  1. RTL

    RTL NostraMMAus™ Platinum Member

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    Or at least, any scenario which sees four of the top ten fighters of a weight division on a single card that features a title bout.

    For example, if UFC 196 was set up like:

    155 Title: Rafael dos Anjos (c) vs. Conor McGregor
    155: Anthony Pettis vs. Eddie Alvarez (instead of being booked on Fox, or another fight between two top lightweight contenders)​

    They could have easily moved up Pettis or Alvarez into the main event without much consequence (except for killing off a contendership fight for the greater good of saving the card).

    By doing this, you could avoid a situation like Chad Mendes or Cowboy Oliveira, fighters who take a major marquee fight on short notice, but evidently don't show up as good as they would have if they had a full fight camp.

    I think the UFC has been more proactive with this approach, having booked on the undercard of UFC 194 in case José Aldo pulled out of the McGregor fight.
     
  2. scorpipede

    scorpipede you do yo thang Baby Smurf

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    surely. that's just good business.

    and don't call you surely.
     
  3. RTL

    RTL NostraMMAus™ Platinum Member

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    My name's Clarence.
     
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