Re: UFC Discussion
Re: the amount of PPVs, definitely have agreed for a long time. To be honest, I didn't think they'd last this long with the multitude of PPVs they run because they frankly don't have enough stars that draw on PPV alone. They really only have a few true, true, top draws. Someone like Anderson Silva, who is one of the best fighters in the world, and certainly one of the most exciting, for all his credentials, he's not really been a big draw at the box office. Hence why his fight with Thales Leites at UFC 97 isn't the headliner, but rather a much less important fight (as far as contenders go, but with bigger names) in Chuck Liddell-Shogun Rua. Where UFC shines is hyping up bouts and making people care - the hype for St. Pierre-Penn was nuts.
Boxing has taken the hint of the struggling economy and way too many PPVs in the market as evidenced by last week - a fight that almost assuredly was thought to be a PPV when it was conceptualized - Margarito-Mosley, was shown instead on HBO. As are many more on their schedule, there are a ton of great fights, and almost all will be on TV. Pacquiao-Hatton is the only upcoming fight that will be PPV-worthy. And the Margarito-Cotto rematch - if Margarito isn't suspended in the meantime.
Last edited by Javy Pornstache; 02-02-2009 at 04:07 PM.