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  • 07-14-2008, 03:17 AM
    killerinstinct
    Tom Antencio is a class act. It's refreshing to see an owner of a North American mixed martial arts company behaving like a gentlemen.
  • 07-14-2008, 03:06 AM
    jrube
    Quote Originally Posted by Clint View Post
    wow there is a well thought out, well expressed opinion
    Quote Originally Posted by pa99ortiz View Post
    If the other organizations decide to cross promote together, this is going to create a major problem for the UFC. I can see Gary Shaw and Tom Atencio working together in the near future to put together some card. Take that Mr. Dana White!
    Oh yeah that will be good... NOT!!! If either of these organizations get a good following and start actually making money... they will do the same thing the UFC is doing.
  • 07-14-2008, 03:02 AM
    jrube
    Quote Originally Posted by goldberg_52403 View Post
    At least this guy seems to be professional and won't stoop to White's level.

    I see good things happening for Affliction in the next year or so.
    Whatever.... That's called ass kissing, in hopes the UFC will help them to make more money.... I honestly think if there is ever one
    true" champion, then MMA will turn into a business like boxing, and that will be heartbreaking. I think the biggest reason Dana and company are resisting certain changes in MMA is that they built the UFC to not be like boxing, and are trying to keep a difference in how the sports are run..
  • 07-14-2008, 01:48 AM
    Diegonightmare
    Quote Originally Posted by Clint
    wow there is a well thought out, well expressed opinion
    Pretty much what I thought about his post too.
  • 07-14-2008, 01:39 AM
    Clint
    Quote Originally Posted by evildrock69 View Post
    i have never paid for a pay per view in my life. but because dana white is such a flaming fucking asshole i am going to support affliction and buy banned. FEDOR!!!
    wow there is a well thought out, well expressed opinion
  • 07-14-2008, 01:34 AM
    flagstar12
    Quote Originally Posted by atj-lucko View Post

    What needs to happen is one single promotion needs to emerge as a rival to the UFC headed by a Billionaire that is willing to spend around 300 million dollars roughly around what the International Cricket Council (ICC) is investing to promote Cricket in the U.S.

    .
    I would love to see it but I just can't see a billionaire giving up roughly 1/3 of his money and if he /she did they would have to give up everything else they did to make what money they have to oversea the new organization of MMA. There is too much money involved in MMA now. I don't think anyone else (alone) can do what Dana and the Feritta brothers did when MMA was in it's infancy.
  • 07-14-2008, 01:12 AM
    jhell
    Vince, er I mean Dana will never go for it.
  • 07-14-2008, 01:11 AM
    evildrock69
    i have never paid for a pay per view in my life. but because dana white is such a flaming fucking asshole i am going to support affliction and buy banned. FEDOR!!!
  • 07-13-2008, 11:18 PM
    goldberg_52403
    Of course they are paying out a lot of money and are assumed to take a loss in the beginning. They have Trump behind them and are bringing in HUGE names in their first show, so that is why I expect big things from them. You have to lose some to win some....
  • 07-13-2008, 10:21 PM
    pa99fighter
    Quote Originally Posted by atj-lucko View Post
    Dana wants to see the Affliction promotion gone.. he doesn't want any competition and he will try to destroy any that comes close to challenging him.

    What needs to happen is one single promotion needs to emerge as a rival to the UFC headed by a Billionaire that is willing to spend around 300 million dollars roughly around what the International Cricket Council (ICC) is investing to promote Cricket in the U.S.

    Someone needs to have that kind of money and get a network deal, it doesn't need to be on a major network UFC proved that, but a deal with HBO would be great and a business model to really pump up your promotion brand name for example if you were to call your promotion The World Fighting League (WFL), really push that name creating cheap cool looking merchandise with that name. Then get stars 2 to 4 big names stars that people will recognize in the U.S.. Then just really make your self know bring in Pro Wrestlers, Boxers get those fans from other combats sports over watching you.
    Affliction without the TV Deal?
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