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  • 06-15-2006, 05:18 AM
    Matt Boone
    That was the top critiscm I had of the show going in, their lack of using better talent on the undercard. It was good in that it got over new people to existing fans, but for many it was gonna be their first taste of UFC and on a show like that you need to get as many of your legitimate stars who need a little extra bump as much over as possible. Booking Gonzaga and Scherner and pushing 2 of your TV boys was a mistake. The TUF guys (Swick/Sanchez) are already known to that big audience. Gonzaga has a history of putting rear naked chokes on audiences. Scherner hasn't proven to be some firey fighter. I didn't really get the undercard too much.

    And the main event wasn't all hype. Hughes is now a star and probably a solid draw. That's something they need, a Welterweight who draws outside the hardcore audience. They've got Hughes, Penn, GSP, Parisyan, Sanchez, Diaz, I mean the list goes on and on and none of those guys are any proven mega-PPV draw. Hughes can probably sell on his own now, especially with as many legit contenders as they'll have to pair him up with.
  • 06-15-2006, 03:50 AM
    Rhino_Man
    If the buy number is correct you can look at as though UFC failed in the sense that with that many new viewer, they could have showcased there talent better. Maybe put GSP, Penn or AA on the same card, instead of Gonzaga. Watching Lister was pretty awesome but I dont think a newbie would enjoy it like the people on this board did.
  • 06-15-2006, 02:49 AM
    nole
    im not doubting the figure but the only reason people got it was because of hype not because of good fights. shit i almost got it just to see royce get worked. all hype about royce making a come back
  • 06-15-2006, 02:46 AM
    WandAXE
    That sounds crazy but I can buy it only because UFC has new fans that will but into some hype like that. Yall have to understand there are alot of new people to UFC , but me as a hard core MMA fan I have to belive that the figure might be true
  • 06-15-2006, 02:32 AM
    nole
    that alot of ppv's but it still wasnt as good of a card as 59, 58, 57, etc.....
    it wasnt worth it to me when it was pretty predictible
  • 06-15-2006, 02:29 AM
    MMA_Fan
    Quote Originally Posted by nole
    That was the first ufc i didnt order in a long time. I didnt like the card at all the only people i wanted to see were mike swick and diego. But come on everyone already knew matt was going to destroy royce. PPV was not worth that card.
    $16 mil? 800,000 buys? I don't know if I'm sold on that...
  • 06-15-2006, 02:28 AM
    WandAXE
    Sorry Nole , but who the hell has Swick beat for you to be jockn him so hard
  • 06-15-2006, 02:26 AM
    nole
    That was the first ufc i didnt order in a long time. I didnt like the card at all the only people i wanted to see were mike swick and diego. But come on everyone already knew matt was going to destroy royce. PPV was not worth that card.
  • 06-15-2006, 02:16 AM
    WandAXE
    Tell you the truth It wasnt really a good card it was more hype. Its true what u said Matt, Gracies myth was pretty much the whole draw to the PPV, Hughes actually had way more to loose than Gracie did. Thats why I took one look at the card and knew that wasnt my plan on a saturday nite.
  • 06-15-2006, 01:21 AM
    Matt Boone
    There won't be a Shamrock vs. Gracie fight in UFC, but if there was even that one I think wouldn't sell as much. One of the main selling points of 60 was the myth of Gracie to the North American audience who was fans of the original UFC tournament shows. That myth was badly exposed by Hughes, and the same audience I mentioned that drew 60 already knows Shamrock is past his prime and can't hang on a top level in today's era anymore. So fans would recognize it as what it is, a nostalgia fight. That's not to say it wouldn't do good business because it would do great business. I just don't think it'd top 800,000 buys.

    We still need to wait on more information before I can go around quoting that 800,000 mark for 60 as it is. I know Complete Vale Tudo Access knows there stuff, but I haven't heard anything else about it from anyone else so I can't really say for sure if that number is on or not.
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