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UFC's Scroll of Good Deeds and Bad Deeds

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by AronaBeatsJones, Aug 26, 2015.

  1. (This is intended to be a long-term collaborative project to gauge the perception of the UFC from the hardcore fanbase; feel free to add your own entries below)

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    GOOD DEEDS

    2005: High-Risk Investment
    • Reward: dumping tens of millions of dollars on "The Ultimate Fighter" and bringing top stars like Ken Shamrock, Tito Ortiz, and Royce Gracie back to revitalize MMA ended up being a huge success and led to the boom period in the mid-late '00s, resulting in dozens of fighters becoming big stars and making good money, IE: Georges St-Pierre, Anderson Silva, Jon Jones, etc.
    • Consequence: increased market capitalization of the mixed martial arts industry gave Zuffa enough money/power to achieve a virtual monopoly (see below).

    2011: Health Insurance
    • Reward: healthier fighters + less financial stress.
    • Consequence: endless chain of bout cancellations due to injury: creating frustration with fanbase and possibly causing irreparable damage with fan loyalty.

    2015: PED / Weight-Cutting Crackdown
    • Reward: good publicity from the UFC's proactive approach to reduce PED usage + weight-cutting.
    • Reward: possibly healthier fighters + less brain injuries.
    • Reward: possibly normalized performances between fighters in the same weight class.
    • Consequence: possibly massive PED failures + bout cancellations.
    • Consequence: possibly large wave of bad publicity for the UFC when fighters get popped.

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    BAD DEEDS

    2007: Virtual Monopoly
    • Reward: all top fighters housed under one promotion + easier to book fights between top fighters.
    • Consequence: purchase of PRIDE FC, WFA, WEC, Strikeforce, etc. limited the free market for mixed martial artists; gave Zuffa absolute power for things like restrictive contracts and forced sponsorships (see below).
    • Consequence: UFC currently being sued by numerous ex-fighters due to antitrust allegations.
    • Consequence: UFC currently being investigated by the FTC due to virtual monopoly and business practices.

    2008: Restrictive Contracts
    • Consequence: (exposed by AKA dispute) fired Jon Fitch, Josh Koscheck, Vain Velasquez, and all AKA fighters due to their refusal to sign over their names/likeness for the UFC to profit off of in perpetuity.

    2015: Forced Sponsorship Exclusivity (The Reebok Deal)
    • Reward: cleaner presentation + professionalism.
    • Consequence: forced exclusivity: fighters unable to wear other sponsors during fight week.
    • Consequence: poor compensation: fighters receving a pittance in exchange for exclusivity.
    • Consequence: massive backlash: poor fighter treatment and high price of fight kit merchandise has antagonized the promotion in the eyes of their fanbase.
    • Consequence: bad publicity: Stitch Duran firing due to mild comments about the Reebok deal caused a wave of bad publicity for the UFC; Reebok forced to make statement.

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  2. IngaVovchanchyn Plutonium Belt Platinum Member

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    Under bad deeds should be that one photo of Dana in a leather jacket with several champs and other fighters. That shit set MMA back several years.
    Edit: Hahahaha, thank you TS.
     
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  3. Phanuel Banned Banned

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    in fo show!
     
  4. tat2man5k Black Belt

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    Or Dana dancing like a fool behind Snoop Dogg
     
  5. IngaVovchanchyn Plutonium Belt Platinum Member

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    Meh, that just made him look like a fanboy freaking out. It was about him personally. The other photo was a UFC promo.
     
  6. tat2man5k Black Belt

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    I'll give ya that. But quite dorky, IMO. But yes, the UFC promo didn't need him in it.
     
  7. LOL; you're welcome!
     
  8. BisexualMMA Don't Put My Name in the Name of Steroids!

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    Good Deeds...

    - Lobbying for MMA legalization in various states and countries.
    - Fighter Conduct Policies, even though they're used inconsistently.

    Bad Deeds...

    - DFW drinking his own pee.

    You Decide if Good or Bad...

    - Cutting highly ranked boring fighters as a matter of practice.
     
  9. Singlelegsweep Blue Belt

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    Dodsen has to face away so people can read who he is:icon_lol::)
     
  10. JayPettryMMA Danger Zone Aficionado Staff Member Sherdog.com Staff

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    Dodsen? It's actually Dodson, and you didn't even get that right. That's Mighty Mouse, Demetrious Johnson.

    I can see why you already have dubs with ~300 posts.
     
  11. Singlelegsweep Blue Belt

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    He's the lowest selling champion, by far, it's a fact that he's the least known champion with the exception of maybe Joanna

    The amount of posts a user has is irrelevant to there MMA knowledge, but way to get booty blasted trying to defend Demetrios Dodson
     
  12. Sgt Smith Bassed God

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    I really enjoy a MM fight, guess I'm in the minority.
     

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