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For those saying that the PPVs would mean less marketability for the up-and-comers, the answer to that is simple (if this has already been said I apologize since I haven't read every reply to this thread yet). You have them on the Spike UFN cards where they belong. UFN is perfect opportunity to market your younger up-and-coming talent while having a main event of more exposed fighters to get viewers to definately tune into the event.
How about 12 PPVs a year. The first one will be a "Super Card" loaded with the top talent and would cost the standard $40. It would have 2 or 3 title defenses, and maybe 3 or 4 top contender fights.
The next month would be an "Rising Star" type PPV that costs less money ($25) and has people from TUF and other fighters that are expected to be good but haven't had the chance to prove themselves.
This would create an in-house farm system, put on 12 PPVs a month, and let the UFC get its name out early and often.
Also keep in mind that the UFC is probably oversaturating the market on purpose. If they are having one PPV per month plus UFNs and whatnot, mainstream fans are less likely to order a PPV from any other organization because they are already seeing a ton of UFC events (which is what they already know).
Also if the UFC can continue to pull the Huge PPV buys every month, they have no reason not to continue doing things the way they are doing.
Well, if they cut down the PPV's then for sure they would have better fights on the cards, but how ofter would each fighter fight a year? Would the UFC trim the roster? There would be no point keeping fighters that no one will see. A lot of the up and comers will loose a lot of fights that now help them climb the ranks of the UFC I think that it's better for the UFC to put as many PPV's as possible out. All the fights don't have top fighters, but it's MMA and we get to see more of it. It would suck if there was no TUF on and you are waiting two months to see UFC. If the UFC is worried about watered down PPV's then they just better start signing more top ranked fighter to fill up the PPV cards. The fighters may not be all the best on the UFC cards, but the fights are usually still entertaining to watch. If anything the UFC is going to add more fights to their calender and we will be seeing more PPV's , Fight Nights and specials than we have in previous years.
Originally Posted by ronin
There isn't a PPV every month as Kewl144 said UFC 57 was the first PPV this year UFC 64 will be October 14 thats 8 PPV I don't think they will have one in november maybe december .
So that makes 9 I like to see a PPV every month and a weekly tv show like Raw for wrestling or friday night fights on ESPN for boxing.
There is no such thing like to much MMA...
the weekly show will have to wait because they will have to get more fighters ,and wwe is not the same as the ufc fighters get hurt in mma but they dont in wwe.
the fact still remains that yes, the ufc needs a "wrestlemania" "super bowl" "world series" "stanley cup" type of event to give all of the fighters something to look foreward to as a group. only the "best of the best". one night only apperinces by people like sapp, graices or even a "cro-cop" or something. plus its something that will create a buzz and bring them to the next level.4 hours for the big show.
btw... people dont talk about wrestling being taken over because its unrational, he is a god damn billionare, fourtune 500 company owner, he could buy pride,ufc,and wfa while rehashing the xfl and wbf, have them all fail and not really feelit.
The UFC is making good money now, and i bet you soon they will start handing out bigger contracts soon. He's making as much money with the guys he has and then after he runs low on matches he'll start bringing in some more top talent. He's started with Anderson Silva , Pulver and tried with Wandy. It's just the beginning, remember, it will only get better from here.
More shows next year
I read a while back that the UFC was planning to have more shows in 2007. I think like 11 or 12 ppvs and also a possible deal with HBO in combination with the normal shows on spike.
More shows next year
See the thing is is that we all wanted more ppv's and now that weve got them we notice that the ppvs are lacking. THe only solution is for teh UFC to get some higher talent out their.
I LOVE FIGHTING! Keep em coming. I would order a ppv every week!