Super-Card Once a Year Idea: UFC 194

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  1. Bels89

    Bels89 Blue Belt

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    There is 3 UFC cards in 8 days in December and there all pretty stacked so far. One of the best months of fights I can remember.

    This is what UFC 194 Card look like if all of the main carders for December were on 1 Pay Per View instead of PPV, Fox Sports 1, and Fox. There are some BIG obvious problems with this including not displaying your young talent and up and comers. But what if once a year a monster card like this happens? - It would be 1 card for the whole month. How many PPV view buys do you think this would make?


    The lineup:

    Main Card:
    Aldo vs. McGregor
    Weidman vs. Rockhold
    Dos Anjos vs. Cerrone
    Edgar vs. Mendes
    Overeem vs. Dos Santos
    Romero vs. Sauza
    Prelims:
    Khabib vs. Ferguson
    Johnson vs. Diaz
    Lauzon vs. Dunham
    Dolloway vs. marquart
    Warley Alves vs. Covington
     
  2. Lucifer Alpha

    Lucifer Alpha The Catastrophe

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    Aldo vs McGregor
    Weidman vs Rockhold
    Jacare vs Romero

    The only other fighter they could add at that point who could boost PPV sales is Ronda or CM Punk. The rest of us are already watching the card for the top three fights.
     
  3. Mma Adiction

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    JDS vs Reem should be prelim and Khabib vs Ferguson main.
     
  4. Bels89

    Bels89 Blue Belt

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    That's a good point, those are already some of the biggest draws. I guess hardcore MMA fans would be the only ones to appreciate it.
     
  5. Fox by the Sea

    Fox by the Sea Lighthouse keeper Platinum Member

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    so like a wrestlemania or something
     
  6. podsox

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    they need to find a better date. 194 is going up against conference championship Saturday in college ftball
     
  7. Bels89

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    or that is the perfect date where you can advertise the Mcgregor Aldo Fight all day on Fox.
     
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    I wish they put one of these December fights on the Lawler-Condit card.
     
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    what's the point of this super card for the UFC? to ruin their other cards in December?
     
  10. Bels89

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    yeah that's the idea. 3 good cards or 1 Monster
     
  11. HockeyBjj

    HockeyBjj Putting on the foil

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    December really is going to be Christmas for the UFC fans. Whether it's one card or multiple. I'll be happy so long as the injury bug takes a hard worked vacation. He's deserved it
     
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    the only game on fox that day is on at the same time as aldo/McGregor card
     
  13. Peteyandjia

    Peteyandjia Winter Orchid Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    Actually it's going to be Christmas for everybody.
     
  14. Paradigm

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    wish the PPVs/big Fox cards were more stacked and less fight night cards but the roster is big and they need to keep guys active.
     
  15. Bels89

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    oh crap. still I don't think it will be a big deal. This fight is going to be promoted crazy
     
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    Touch
     
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    agreed. I'm heading to vegas for it. I just think it would have been smarter to have it a wk later.
     
  18. Bels89

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    It is a weird time. A week later would be the week before Christmas so I could see why they didn't want to do that.
     
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    jei Danger Zone Admin Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    What do they do with the other 30ish fighters that won't have fights if they merged those three cards into one? They don't get fights? There would be a lot of prelim guys with nothing to do.
     
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    As bad ass as that card is, it wouldn't add a significant amount of ppv buys, since any card with Aldo vs Mcgregor as the headliner would draw 800k-1M on it's own with a decent under card. Also, there should never be more than two title fights on any PPV. UFC ppvs are 3hrs long (10pm-1am on the east coast), if every fight on that card went to decision, the ppv would cut off midway through, read about UFC 33 if you don't believe me.

    The likelihood of them doing a super card like that, outside of 200, would be be small since they are contractually obligated to fulfill x number of Fox, and FS1 cards per year. So over stacking one card like that annually, would make it difficult for them to fill out the surrounding cards and make sure they get good ratings, so that they can negotiate more for money at the end of their current contract with FOX.

    Personally, I prefer having three stacked cards, with two of them being free, spaced closely to each other over 1 mega ppv. There are enough fights to go around and still anticipate each one as they come.
     

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