Happy end of the week folks!
That sounds amazing doesn’t it? Why shouldn’t it? We are about to witness the second major UFC event of 2011. A fully stacked card should provide your Saturday night with enough entertainment, should Buddha provide. Hopefully, I will have a review of the event at some point Sunday evening. Since it is my birthday weekend, it may be quite the challenge because I will be out of town for the duration. We shall see how it goes as I hope there will be no breath holding. It WILL come! Anyways, let’s get on with today’s topic.
Should UFC PPV’s Be Cheaper?
The weekend is quickly approaching and this is the situation. You have nothing better to do this weekend and then you remember that it’s time for UFC 126, ah snap! All of your close friends are too busy to accomdate you Saturday night to split the cost and this is a card you don’t want to miss. Do you go to your local Hooters or sports bar? Or maybe you decide you want some time alone to sit back with a cold one inside the comfort of your own home with Oscar, your pet Chihuahua and buy the event on PPV. After all, what the hell it’s $44.95 and you’ll be receiving your income tax back soon. Wait. you also have an awesome HDtv that was received for Christmas. Then you have to shell out an additional $10 to put HD to good use and make the event worthwhile. This is blog is excluding any illegal alternatives to watch the fights.
Let’s say that this is your situation. Your an average working-class individual with bills to pay. Even adding more spice to, your a sporadic MMA fan who is only watching this fight for the main event and vaguely familiar with the undercard fights. It would be very unrealistic for you to purchase all of these events on a monthly basis. You may not be the sports bar type and your supply of MMA friends may be limited. What are you options? Maybe you have your own UFC cookie jar to buy selected events? What about those who don't and want to watch the fight,but are willing to pay a little less?
My question is once again resurrected.
Should UFC PPV’s Be Cheaper? Yes
Now, I’m not calling for a drastic price drop in any way. Hell Dana, if you don’t want to drop the price of the PPV’s at least include some sort of nice package that gives us and nice little discount in a tough economy(Don’t try to pull that whole “You get free Fight Night on Spike TV” either). For instance, let me make up a realistic deal. How about this,if you buy at least three UFC events per year, in return you receive three PPVs for $29.99 within that same year. Especially, the cards that hold less star-power.That shouldn’t be too big of a hit to UFC’s wallet and it would help the sport continue it’s uprise. I believe that MMA isn’t anywhere close to peaking in popularity yet. It’s also possible that the expensive events once a month may scare some people away from the sport since UFC is probaly the first thing that comes to mind to a non MMA fan. The more people watch and enjoy, the better chance they will buy next time. There would’ve been at least 4 PPV’s I would’ve paid for last year had they been about $10-$15 cheaper. MMA PPVs will always be a shot in the dark on wherther they will be entertaining or not. You are not guranteed to get your money’s worth. That’s part of it,I suppose.
Will this ever happen? I highly doubt that the overall price of the PPV will never go down, it will more than likely actually increase the more it’s popularity increases. I realize that it takes money to put on the best events and pay the fighters well. They deserve it. Would there be any harm in decreasing the price? Even if it’s just for a year or two? Let me know.
See you tommorow!
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