This would also allow them to reach more markets (for example I personally dont get a lot of the Fuel/FX/Fox Sports 1 shows, although lately SportsNet has been showing them). They can also show all the prelims which also means more commercials and advertising revenue.
There would obviously be issues with Fox, but im sure they could work something out.
Oh no, $5 more? People complain too much. I'd much rather pay the price for this PPV and have a good all around card than pay $74.95 to watch one "good" fight on a boxing PPV.
Also, for all those saying, oh if it was $20 or $30 I'd buy it, I say BS. If you are already getting it for free, you would still get it for free and then be saying, if it was $10 or $15, etc.
And if you are already getting it for free, you have no reason to complain, it doesn't affect you.
I buy pretty much all of them, sometimes I go out to a bar to watch them, or in the case of GSP and Hendricks, the Theatre.
I used to buy every ppv religiously, even including paying the 9.99 for the "free" events (since I dont pay for tv cable). Then, Jones ducked Chael, so I stopped buying any ppv he got a point off of(I dont support cowardace). Then, the introduction of WMMA started taking real, good fights off of cards, so I stopped buying ppv's with women in the main card.
Unfortunately now, Im down to buying one of every 4 or 5 ppvs. By raising the price, Id say it's going to be 1 in every 5-6 now.
Slowly driving up the price is only going to see more people at bars and the evil illegal viewing and post event downloads. Not a great call at this point in time, IMO, from a UFC or provider stand point.