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UFC counter-programming Bellator

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    So... The UFC has made a bold move in counter-programming vs a Bellator event with a show of their own.

    Not only will the competing UFC Fight Night be held on the same evening as the Bellator season opener, but it will be held within 15 minutes of the venue at a rival casino. This attacks the gate as well as the TV ratings.

    Do you expect this to happen more than once, or is this a 1-time warning shot fired by Zuffa?
     
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    This seems like a gross-overreaction to 100k buys...
     
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    Zuffa has done this before with SF, it will continue to do it after Belator is gone.
     
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    UFC making a BOLD statement.
     
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    It could just be a coincidence as well.
     
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    Reminiscent of the Monday Night Wars between WWE and WCW!

    Well, kind of.
     
  7. Edmond Rousey Blue Belt

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    They're publicly acknowledging that Bellator is legit competition to them, by doing this.
     
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    How is it bold , its really just a kick in the balls to Bellator
     
  9. peanustndimes They be fightin for peanuts

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    Who's nachos are cheaper?
     
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    Who's to say it isn't Bellator who's counter-programming???
     
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    Monday Night Wars was fought on a much larger scale, same time programming trying to win ratings. Needless to say all those WCW originals were deliberately mistreated after having their contract transferred.
     
  12. peanustndimes They be fightin for peanuts

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    Yeah! They are coming for Jon Jones. Tito vs. Jones, 2015 Cowboys stadium, I fully agree dude.
     
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    **BOLD kick in the balls**
    I agree with you, but its still a bold statement. I think they are showing Bellator they're bigger. Right or wrong, it is what it is I guess.
     
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    No, seriously. Isn't Bellator a bit less expensive to attend? What if they're trying to beat 'em at live-gate figures?
     
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    Dude, I LOVE Dumb & Dumber!

    Can't wait for D&D Too.
     
  17. peanustndimes They be fightin for peanuts

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    Bellator has to be cheaper I would guess. Maybe it will benefit both shows?
     
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    Is New England such an MMA hot-bed that there will be enough demand to sell tickets to both shows on a Friday?
     
  19. peanustndimes They be fightin for peanuts

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    That depends on if Bon Jovi is playing that night.
     
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    and thus the sport as a whole I would imagine. The UFC doing this means MMA news outlets will talk about it and more people will be reading about Bellator.

    It is a silly decision by the UFC IMO, just giving Bellator free exposure indirectly.
     

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