| | Strategic move for Affliction.
Ok, now that Randy is back in the UFC it seems that Affliction hosting Randy vs Fedor isnt going to happen under their banner. This is a huge blow to the upcoming promotion, or is it? I honestly believe that one strategic move Affliction should do is LET FEDOR fight RANDY in the UFC. (sounds crazy but hear me out) I'm under the impression that Fedor is under contract with Affliction with 2 more fights remaining. I think that Affliction should let the UFC use Fedor without having to copromote. It would give Fedor much needed exposure.
I also believe that IF Affliction were to host Randy vs Fedor, they could probably pull somewhere between 350-400k buys.... (Thats even being generous) THE UFC on the other hand would definately get 1 million buys or near it. It's just more worth it for the UFC to host it. It's a good pay day, even if they only get Fedor for one fight. They've done it before with Royce vs Hughes.
So in the future people will know who Fedor is.... THE MAN that wrecked the almighty Randy Couture. (God willing that is) So when Affliction headlines an event in the future with Fedor vs AA for example, the casual fans will tune in because they know who this russian cyborg is.
I also believe that Affliction needs to work with other promotions such as EXC and DREAM in order to survive. They should share talent with each other. Coordinate shows to not conflict with one another. Etc... If they dont do this, Affliction, EXC, and DREAM are sunk. You know that one saying, The enemy of my enemy is my friend? Well its sorta like that. UFC is the juggernaut to dethrown. (or atleast compete with) Once they unionize and start turning a profit then they could go their seperate ways or someone can buy someone out etc. So far those orgs mentioned have not turned a profit. (or atleast a substantial profit)
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