Originally Posted by AnchorPunch
I'd say only if the product was differentiated enough to appeal to customers outside of the UFC base. And I don't think that was true, so I don't see a simple reason for SF to have been kept around.
I say simple b/c raw review of consumer demand and customer segments/overlap doesn't hit at the B2B stuff like the Showtime contract. I have no idea what the value of that might be.
I always hoped they would turn it into a feeder company, it wouldve essentially been like what the NCAA is to the NFL. The amateurs that are around could go there, and if they did well enough, they could get "drafted" to the UFC. Since their focus would be amateurs, then they could really improve their scouting agencies to find amateurs from all the gyms in this country and gain interest.
This would've really helped improve the bottom line of MMA fighters in the UFC.
Jones Era >> Machida Era
Favorite fighters: Anderson Silva, Jon Jones, BJ Penn, Melvin Gulliard, Jose Aldo, Dominic Cruz