What does it mean if the UFC moves more towards the entertainment.

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  1. SpiderFan187

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    I've read a couple times that the UFC plans to move more in the direction of entertainment.

    I am wondering what does this actually means? Are good fights not entertaining enough that you need to sell out the sporting aspect of MMA.

    Is the signing of CM Punk part of this new moving towards the entertainment business model? Does that mean we should look forwards to more non athletes but people who have a large twitter following trading blows? If that's the case they should move that shit to MTV.

    What else is involved in moving towards the business model? Fake trash talking? fake fights at the weigh ins? Diving elbows off the top of the cage?

    Hasn't Dana always said he hates people wearing wigs and doing up their hair at the weigh ins? Isn't that part of a entertainment model?

    Is part of the entertainment rewarding trash talking and disadvantaging fighters with their heads down focused on fighting?

    Are fighting going to be asked to come down the entrance on a zip line, zipping through rings of fire?

    Build up the respect in the sport and the fighters and give us good fights, that's the entertainment I want to see and moving towards a so called entertainment model takes away from that.
     
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    If? That wouldn't be a new direction.
     
  3. SpiderFan187

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    Keyword "More"
     
  4. Degen Gambler

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    People that complain about it being entertainment and therefore not a true sport are dumb asses that don't understand the fight business. The fights that get made are the ones that the most people want to see. If you don't like that go find something else to watch.
     
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    They didn't need CM Punk for entertainment. All they had to do was legalize knees to a downward opponent and allow 12-to-6 elbows.

    The more rules you put on the sport, the less exciting it becomes. Chaos, not order, creates excitement.

    It's the same reason a lot of people think NFL is starting to be less and less entertaining over the years. Too many rules being employed to protect players.
     
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    um, you realize, TS, that the only reason you know about this thing is because they created a reality show that was half Real World, half Survivor and half Big Brother, right?
     
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    What does it mean ?

    Sports Entertainment = WWE.
     
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    It's about making money
    Not about what's right n wrong
     
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    They should hook up with Cyndi Lauper and MTV
     
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    Means itll be more entertaining.
     
  12. SpiderFan187

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    This is the dumbest thing I've heard... As a fight fan I want to see people that deservedly earn a shot at the best or even simply deserve a fight not someone that is a good talker or someone who has a bunch of twitter fans.

    I do like it, in fact I love it which is why I'm complaining about this so called entertainment aspects which only sounds like it's going to take away from the fighting.
     
  13. Senzo Tanaka

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    They will always be sports entertainment as long as they are on PPV. The problem is that UFC wants to be both a legitimate sport while doing sports entertainment-like antics.

    It's hard to be treated seriously as a sport when you sign celebrities that have never fought and will put them on PPV.

    They have rankings yet it's rare to see the #1 guy actually get a title shot. It's whomever talks the best or has the best personality.

    Everything will be much better if they can get off PPV and can get someone to fully fund them as a TV product. Until then, expect freak show fights and money grabbing attempts every few years. Their business is to sell PPVs and being a pure sport isn't interesting enough for people to spend $60 on.
     
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    I heard a rumor that the UFC is going to start putting fights on tape delay so they can edit in video game sound effects when strikes land, and for a knock down, they are going to use the sound of a bowling strike. It will help pull in the attention of the teen, nerd, and bowling fan markets.

    Also, they are going to let porn stars fight since they already have an established fan base and are not boring on the ground, allowing them access to the dirty old man market.
     
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    I'm with you on that man, they did the same to Rugby League in Australia, they introduced new rules to protect the fighters which took away a lot of the contact which is what's made the sport so special.

    What's worse is that attacking players now know they can get a cheap penalty by placing themselves in a awkward poison (like dipping their head while they are being lifted to causing to land on their head) this backfired causing a couple players to snap their spin causing them to be paraplegics.
     
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    That'll put butts in seats
     
  19. Degen Gambler

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    You act as if the best guys are not being given a chance at all and only shit talkers get title shots. This is 100% false. If you prove yourself you will get your shot because fans will want to see it. Could a shit talker like Conor come along and make some waves every now and then? Yes. Does that mean the best don't fight the best? Of course not. You are being a drama queen.
     
  20. SpiderFan187

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    Umm no bros, dude or what every you idiots like to be called.

    I know about it because of a epic battle between two warriors, without that fight everything else means shit.
     
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