Wait so why is the UFC doing a card on sunday?

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  1. Outsider524

    Outsider524 Brown Belt

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    The Day and likely time of the Afc championship game Patriots vs the Colts....In Foxboro Mass 30 mins away.

    Everyone at the fight is probably there because they couldn't sell their tickets in time.

    No casuals will be watching the fights.

    Dana is probably not even going to the fights he's going to sneak out in a wig and go watch the football game.


    So why not saturday again?
     
  2. Headkicktoleg

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    Fox decreed it from on high
     
  3. aross

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    The game will be over by the time the last couple fights will be on, but the viewership is going to be less. They really should've put McGregor on FOX once before this title shot if they wanted to make him a superstar.
     
  4. CerebralKnievel

    CerebralKnievel Silver Belt

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    They really should have put this on Saturday night.
     
  5. Outsider524

    Outsider524 Brown Belt

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    I don't know I don't see many people switching to it after the game....But maybe it'll just get DVr'd

    But still seems like a fail seeing as they were about to announce Conor as the biggest star in everdom...And now UFC will be lucky doing 100k
     
  6. Outsider524

    Outsider524 Brown Belt

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    I mean the UFC had to use the release of the avengers as an excuse for low ratings...This is the AFC championship game vs a little guy and an old little stocky guy.
     
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    it's a non-competitive fight in the same area that the AFC championship game is being played...expect inflated gate numbers from Dana.
     
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    I don't get it either must be scheduling conflict I don't see why not the usual Saturday. No divisional playoffs Saturday both games on Sunday? Unless FOX is doing hockey Saturday night?
     
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    GrindingANARCHY Banned Banned

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    Dana likes to get embarrassed by bigger sports
     
  10. Outsider524

    Outsider524 Brown Belt

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    Ahh It's columbus at Boston Saturday night.

    But did they not think Patriots could be in the playoffs.
     
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    To fuck my monday morning running session...
     
  13. Jamie Jitsu

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    Weird choice of day by the UFC. Your guess is as good as mine.
     
  14. iwhoopedbatman

    iwhoopedbatman Fox Hunter Extraordinaire

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    Isn't there a HW title fight on Saturday?

    This is retarded scheduling, but I guess they thought they'd lose more combat sport viewers to boxing than a potential playoff game. It's not like they knew when and where the AFC championship would be when they set this up.
     
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    Guys...the last UFC prelims and PPV got the biggest numbers in over a year and it went up against a NFL playoff game...I don't think it's going to be a problem lol.
     
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    Fox wanted it on Sunday night - something they can market during the NFC championship game that afternoon. As opposed to Pac-12 basketball or whatever else FS1 has on Sunday nights.
     
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    accolyte1022 Machman

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    Yeah they'll be advertising the hell out of the UFC event.
     
  18. Lucifer Alpha

    Lucifer Alpha The Catastrophe

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    MMA fans don't watch other sports. When will people learn?
     
  19. trblesome1

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    I actually didn't realize until today it was on Sunday, Why in the fuck would the UFC want to compete with the NFL

    They normally do cards on Saturday why stray from that when the NFL playoffs are on. Not a smart business move, I watch both sports but NFL takes priority over fight night cards
     
  20. BionicCommando

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    FOX is going to actually promote the fight, the gate seems to be doing fine (the ticket sales numbers reflect what they've been saying about it potentially selling out) and Sunday events in general do surprisingly well (look up the numbers they pulled vs the NCAA tournament last year). I don't know if this is going to be a success or what one would even consider successful but thus far it hasn't been a grand failure.
     

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