Will the UFC Advertise the Conor/Khabib Fight in Russia?

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  1. Leonard Haid Minimalist Living the Illusory Dream

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    Or are they doing that already?

    Population 144 Million. MMA is very popular there.

    Dana could say a few words in Russian. That little cross-cultural gesture of goodwill could sell another hundred thousand PPVs.
     
  2. FrankieNYC STUFF! Platinum Member

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    Its not on PPV in Russia
    It will also be on about 5am
     
  3. Leonard Haid Minimalist Living the Illusory Dream

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    Yeah, I just found that out. How absurd. Few Russians are going to pay 60+$ for PPV anyway. There are 10s of millions of UFC fans in Russia, and most of them, I think, would pay maybe 10$ to watch the fight, which would still - despite the reduction in PPV cost - mean a huge money grab for the UFC. As it stands now, those Russian fans will probably all stream illegally. Good for them.
     
  4. FrankieNYC STUFF! Platinum Member

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    Its on TV there so they are making $$$.
    WME supposedly negotiated a nice TV deal there last year
     
  5. Leonard Haid Minimalist Living the Illusory Dream

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    May as well delete my thread. Wait...I can't.
     
  6. ViD Purple Belt

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    Russian state TV will broadcast the fight live for free
     
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    How it usually works is that a company in a country will have bought the rights to broadcast the fight, and then they will advertise it.

    Edit: That said maybe the UFC are making some hype videos in russian, spanish etc to use in areas where people generally don't speak english. So IDK I guess?
    I'd think not though. The company who owns the rights might advertise this card more than other cards and put it on pay per view though. That has happened with other McGregor fights before in countries were PPV is not common.
     
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    People forget that theres parts of Russia that are practically still in the stone age.
     
  9. ViD Purple Belt

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    Like what ?
     
  10. Kung Fu Kowboy The Fight Doctor Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Russia gets it free... but we pay $65. Don't want to hear Dana crying about it being streamed then.
     
  11. FrankieNYC STUFF! Platinum Member

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    Why?
    it was a legit Q & the convo has been non-trollish.

    Your point is valid about hyping the event to cater to the Russian market
     
  12. Leonard Haid Minimalist Living the Illusory Dream

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    Which parts are those? I lived there for a year and traveled around some, and I never came across any near-Stone-Age people.

    EDIT: Except for some of the Gypsies.
     
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  13. Leonard Haid Minimalist Living the Illusory Dream

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    Why indeed. I don't know why I wrote that.
     

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