Who here thinks the fox deal was a mistake?

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  1. FactCommittee

    FactCommittee Yellow Belt

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    I think spike was a much better platform for the ufc. Remember when they had fights on tv more than once every six months? huge business mistake
     
  2. Diet Otsuka

    Diet Otsuka Red Belt

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    Since i'm not a business executive with insider knowledge about the contracts and cost benefits of being with FOX, as opposed to Spike, I can't really speak on it.
     
  3. Grimm911

    Grimm911 Shazbot!

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    Fox production is much better and almost everyone has fox as a channel.
     
  4. LongTermLurker

    LongTermLurker "Et tu, Brute?" Platinum Member

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    UFC is on tv way more than once every 6 months.
     
  5. joeyjoejoe

    joeyjoejoe Silver Belt

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    I miss having all those free events on one channel.
     
  6. Emjay

    Emjay And again and again and again and ag.. zzzzzzzz

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    A better question is "WHY do people feel it was a mistake?" if they feel it was a mistake.

    It's one thing to take the negative position (as is usually the case on Sherdog), it's a different thing to EXPLAIN why you're taking that position.
     
  7. Sole

    Sole Sole Calibur

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    Mostly everyone I know still thinks UFC is on Spike and when Bellator's on, they think it's UFC.
     
  8. Fbed

    Fbed Luna Belt Platinum Member

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    Don't know the business details, but from what i see, FOX is far better for the UFC
     
  9. Tugboat

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    That deal allowed the UFC to grow as much as possible with the tv market.

    Of course it was a good deal.

    Look at the 'side' shows, pre and post fight, UFC tonight, insider, countdown etc.
     
  10. Russie

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    You can't say it's a bad deal. I think fewer casual fans are likely yo stumbel onto Fox Sports 1 than Spike. As a whole I like all that the Fox deal provided to fans. There is just a lot more of the UFC on TV than before so that's a win for UFC fans and I would assume for the UFC the Fox deal has been rewarding from the money standpoint.
     
  11. maniacmatt1782

    maniacmatt1782 GNP is not LNP

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    If it was just stuff aired on Fox and Fox sports 1, its a great deal, but then you have cards buried on fox sports 2, which half of the cable providers around the US don't carry, and who knows what they can get over in europe. Fox Sports 2 events need to go. most people can't watch them.
     
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    irish0331 Blue Belt

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    FS8, "The Ocho."
     
  13. Big McLargeHuge

    Big McLargeHuge Green Belt

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    Yeah i have fs2 and the quality is really bad, i guess everything else being in HD messed me up, oh well, ill never complain about almost free cards
     
  14. Mikeyz

    Mikeyz Silver Belt

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    Not my Money so I really don't care.
     
  15. Degen Gambler

    Degen Gambler Silver Belt

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    Why would I give shit what channel its on?
     
  16. K1HerosNakamura

    K1HerosNakamura Black Belt

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    It was way easier to follow back then. Free cards on Spike, others on PPV. Now there are FB prelims, fightpass cards, fox sports one, fox sports two, Fx, regular fox...whatever those translate to up here in Canada, is versus still a thing? I never know if I'm going to be able to watch an event until I actually find it scrolling through channels or if its PPV.

    Its a mess, and its too much of a pain in the ass for me to work out to watch these thin ass cards.
     
  17. krelianx

    krelianx Gold Belt

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    I like it less; the presentation is too monotonous, there's far too many cards with fights I don't care to see.

    But to say it was bad business is retarded.
     
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    wartor Thug #22 Belt

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    THIS, I would bet > 60% of casual MMA fans have no idea, I mean you can watch Tito and Rampage plus see Couture show up. Bellator = UFC to a lot of people and I think they did this intentionally.

    Fox deal was a great deal for the UFC, problem is they can't deliver enough talent for it. MMA does not have even 20 top guys let alone 60-70 you need for all the cards they want on FOX.
     
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    everyone saying that fox is available to everyone, its not true. Im not sure where you guys live but in Texas spike is included in your basic cable package, but fox sports you have to pay an extra 15 dollars
     
  20. Free_MMAson

    Free_MMAson Banned Banned

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    Bigger mistake was the UFC jacking up the price of PPVs to pubs/bars/restaurants. This has dried up the venues that actually show UFC live anymore. Even certain locations of Boston Pizza and Buffalo Wild Wings will not show and will recommend a location that still will show events.

    By lowering the amount of venues that show the fights, they are quelling the interest in UFC and it is working dramatically. So many of the friends/acquaintances I know that used to go out to the pub to watch an event do not now, and really could care less.
     

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