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    Re: UFC Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by Mario-Rijo View Post
    I am just starting to lose touch with some of these fighters (don't know much about Machida), too many PPV events. It will end up just like boxing if they don't do more on TV. Nobody I know has the many to spend on a PPV event every other month. Heck I can't even get most people I know to play fantasy football for a one time 20 dollar (winner take all) entry fee.
    We get a group of people of about 4-8 or so and head to a local restaurant carrying the game. That way we just consider it all a night out, and if I spend $15-25 for food/beer at the restaurant while watching the fight, it's just an overall night of entertainment.

    Every once and a while we also order it at home, but we do the same thing with getting a group together and splitting the cost. I think the most I've ever had to pay to order a UFC event has been about $12 since we usually have at least four or five people watching the PPV.
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    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.
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    Re: UFC Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone792 View Post
    That's just absurd.

    I'll just go ahead and put it out there that I think Machida is probably the best 205lb fighter in the world right now. The fact that he can't get a title shot is an absolute travesty.

    Maybe Machida's next opponent will be the Liddell/Rua winner, and maybe, just maybe, when Machida runs over either Chuck or Shogun they'll give him a shot.

    Then again probably not.
    You are correct, and, in my opinion, it's not recent. Lyoto has been the best light heavyweight in the world for the better part of the past year. He'll have to actually murder Dana's boy Chuck to maybe garner respect to get a title shot.


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