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Mixed Martial Arts

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by Giambiwannabe7, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. CBBI

    CBBI Super Chill Mode

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    What you've described is a classic issue facing pro wrestling as well.

    UFC and WWE both are very much aware that they have a base of hardcore fans that have been supporting for 10+ years (20-30+ years in WWEs case). This is the type of fan that is gonna watch every TV show and every PPV and knows all the undercard fights/storylines etc.

    Now... this group of fan is significantly more likely to vocally complain and bitch about the product for a variety of reasons, but they're also more likely to continue watching no matter the quality of what is being put in front of them.

    On the other hand, the casual fan - ones that UFC and WWE are so desperate to get - isnt going to complain about the product, they're just going to turn it off and not watch it again.

    The sad reality of becoming a diehard fan of anything is once they know you're hooked they no longer have to cater to you anymore, so they don't.
     
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  2. getBUCKED

    getBUCKED Solo Cup

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    I buy every PPV with Conor McGregor's name on it. The same cannot be said for Jose Aldo. While he's a historically great fighter, he really needed to last longer than 13 seconds for the majority of fans to want a rematch.

    Conor has moved on from 145 at the moment and it's something that Aldo's having trouble accepting. I don't think Aldo is done with UFC for good and I think Conor will eventually return, but for now the UFC is doing their job well.
     
  3. FiveThous

    FiveThous Redeux

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    Meisha Tate retiring?
     
  4. Real Deal

    Real Deal Who's Man's is This?^

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    Connor is legit the most prized fighter. This fookin' guy is amazing.

    He has it all.
     
  5. BimboColesHair

    BimboColesHair Eating every fucking chicken

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    Still think Lesnar is the biggest UFC prize draw of all time...McGregor is cashing in on a larger fanbase, thanks in large part to Lesnar.

    But he has it all...accept for the ability to actually defend his titles...should have dropped the Featherweight belt a few months ago...
     
  6. elcheato

    elcheato All-Star

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    It's amazing to me that they had an Interim Featherweight Title fight with Connor not even being inactive/hurt. They knew Connor would be fighting for the Lightweight Title a long ass time ago, they just got screwed by him losing to Diaz originally. Couldn't put him in this fight if he couldn't even beat a mid-level contender in the division.
     
  7. buckeyefan

    buckeyefan Situational Stopper

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    Clevelands Stipe Miocic with another successful title defense! 1st round knockout. I think it's fair to put Miocic in the conversation as one of the greatest heavyweights in history as he ties the heavyweight record of two successful defenses. If Cain is ever healthy and fights Stipe I feel like that would most definitely put Stipe at the top of the list with a win.
     
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  8. Green Demon

    Green Demon In the Rotation

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    Who knows what the situation will be for the next fight in terms of where they schedule it but I know he wanted to come back home again to defend the title if he won this fight. Would be going for the record of title defense for a HW like you said, so it would make sense if they decided to go that way scheduling the fight here and i'm sure it would be a mad house again
     
  9. blommen

    blommen Pissing Excellence

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    Sounds like he is in contract negotiations right now and is looking to get paid, so who knows what happens. Honestly, He needs to get PAID, 'cause the deal they got him on right now can't be very good and the guy is making them money right now. Notice how Dana tried to downplay the enormity of the fact that he just tied the defense record? Stipe has to get better compensated, it's a joke that the UFC can pay their fighters as little as they do.
     
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  10. buckeyefan

    buckeyefan Situational Stopper

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    Agreed. The heavyweight champ should be making at least a couple million, Stipe will be lucky to get a quarter of a million.
     
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    blommen Pissing Excellence

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    It's one of the reasons why the fighters need to unionize. I know we bitch about the players association a bit in regards to the nba and the spoiled millionaires, but what UFC is doing is disgusting and it's what happens when no one has the fighters best interests in mind.
     
  12. RuanuLaw

    RuanuLaw The Dark Knight

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    Ya, does Stipe still work as a firefighter?
     
  13. David.

    David. Liberal

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    Anyone practice mma?
     
  14. SanduskyCav

    SanduskyCav All-Star

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    Tonight was one of the best cards I have seen in a long time. 2 huge title fight upsets and GSP pulling off the win after a 4 year break. Awesome card!
     
  15. TyGuy

    TyGuy With the Left hand!

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    It's hard for me to get into a sport where even the top guys take on second jobs for supplemental income when the sport is raking in money.
     
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