1. Welcome Back to the New Abnormal!

Will The UFC Become Much Bigger Under WME-IMG???

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Reign009, Dec 15, 2016.

  1. Reign009 Not sure if serious.

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2008
    Messages:
    8,140
    Likes Received:
    37,656
    What do you guys think about this? There's a lot of money on the line and they can't get a return on their investment at the current rate so they pretty much need to take it to a whole other level. Celebrities have bought into the company as well so they're are a lot of people putting their faith (and money) into this.

    The $4 Billion price tag was massive. Will the UFC become much bigger or was this a horrible investment? McGregor is the only mega star they have right now (maybe Ronda as well) but he's getting greedier and demanding more with each fight. I don't think they can do it with just him alone especially if he keeps asking for more and is difficult to deal with.

    I heard they were working on a new TV deal too.

    Will the UFC become much bigger? And how?

    Or was this a bad investment? Where is the UFC headed?
     
  2. bad seed Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2012
    Messages:
    19,812
    Likes Received:
    29,604
    Ronda and Conor will retire soon, and the UFC wont have anyone to fill their shoes.
     
    BotchMan likes this.
  3. SherdogGoat Platinum & Braco Belt Banned

    Joined:
    May 15, 2013
    Messages:
    20,543
    Likes Received:
    24,931
    Location:
    Platinum Nation
    No
     
    BotchMan likes this.
  4. ostlerrage Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2009
    Messages:
    6,744
    Likes Received:
    5,713
    Conor has one more fight then retires. Ronda the same maybe. The ufc will roll on though. Their threats are growing though. rizin with no ped checks will surely attract viewers. Jones should be there shortly. And bellator is growing.
     
  5. TheGrouch Sneakerhead

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2007
    Messages:
    6,254
    Likes Received:
    4,780
    Location:
    Huntington Beach, CA
    I've heard that for the last 15 years and the UFC has done nothing but grow. New stars will emerge or be made after Conor and Ronda retire.

    Regarding TS' question...it's hard to say how they will grow it, specifically, but they have a pretty fkn' good track record, so it should be interesting to see what happens.
     
    saberd likes this.
  6. UL no more yellows Double Yellow Card

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2011
    Messages:
    49,424
    Likes Received:
    51,224
    Nope
     
  7. Tuf_guy Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2006
    Messages:
    18,014
    Likes Received:
    18,004
    Location:
    The Meteoric Rise
    I doubt it.
     
  8. The guest Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2016
    Messages:
    16,131
    Likes Received:
    29,272
    Location:
    A strange land
    Much bigger... No, I doubt it.

    It's about as big as it will likely ever become. The mainstream doesn't even know who McGregor is. Ronda will officially fall off the map if she loses to Nunes.

    The world was her oyster, until she lost. The break she was supposed to be taking was to make movies, remember ? Those roles, or movies were mothballed, when she lost.

    Too many people view it as a bloodsport. And douche, big mouthed, fighters do nothing to grow the mainstream fanbase.

    And look at Conor. Had everything handed to him on a silver platter. But he's too afraid to defend a belt. So he had it stripped. And now he refuses to fight at all. Trying to stay relevant by having a e-war with a retired boxer. That's lame as fuck.

    If Holly had kept winning, on the other hand. She would have become the biggest star the sport had ever seen.

    No... I really don't see the sport growing in popularity. It's more than obvious that it really seems to draw mostly the lowbrows of society.

    Too much blood. Too many big mouthed douche fighters. And more of the other fighters taking the douche route all the time. Nobody in the mainstream wants to see that bullshit. Nobody over 14 yrs old, anyway.
     
  9. HelloJapan Talking loud and saying nothing. Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2014
    Messages:
    17,879
    Likes Received:
    29,099
    Location:
    Vancouver, Canada
  10. billharford 181 Likes

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2013
    Messages:
    6,935
    Likes Received:
    21,863
    plenty of room for growth internationally, especially Asia. It might not feel bigger in the States or Europe, but it will continue to grow.
     
  11. No Name Needed Yellow Belt

    Joined:
    May 14, 2012
    Messages:
    162
    Likes Received:
    188
    All depends on how TV negations go when the Fox deal is done.
     
  12. soulsstealer Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2013
    Messages:
    11,540
    Likes Received:
    11,563
    Its guranteed to get bigger, that why they overpaid in he first place. As to how much bigger that depends on what wme does.
     
  13. Queen B He / Him / His

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2014
    Messages:
    15,363
    Likes Received:
    11,150
    The UFC was dying for a good 4-5 years before it began to grow again.
     
  14. soulsstealer Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2013
    Messages:
    11,540
    Likes Received:
    11,563
    You are so wrong.
     
  15. The Persian Prince Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2016
    Messages:
    561
    Likes Received:
    657
    I think the sport in general is gaining steam and becoming more popular and in turn the UFC is growing but I don't believe thier doing anything differently than the previous brass

    Have they mentioned anything they plan to do/implicate to grow? Besides firing chuck and liddell lol
     
  16. wolfss Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2013
    Messages:
    1,943
    Likes Received:
    1,394
    Location:
    Central Valley


    SAGE and PAGE
     
    bad seed likes this.
  17. politozx7r Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2013
    Messages:
    3,869
    Likes Received:
    2,389
    Location:
    Toronto
    Yes since they've taken ove they have been putting together way bigger shows and they have trimmed the fat off the company that uncle Dana used to pay just to hang around..

    The only thing the new owner knows how to do is make money.
     
  18. TheGrouch Sneakerhead

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2007
    Messages:
    6,254
    Likes Received:
    4,780
    Location:
    Huntington Beach, CA
    What years are you referring to? I said the last 15 years (since Zuffa purchased)...
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.