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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 Did Somebody Say Defense?

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

    He has it all.
     
  5. BimboColesHair

    BimboColesHair Anonymous Western Conference GM

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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.
     

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