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    Quote Originally Posted by Pasha K View Post
    Well we should also consider that we change and we do not have the same passions we had years ago.

    There are some things that we will like our whole life, but there are others that we will like for few years and then we will not be really interested anymore.

    I remember when I used to think that WWE was so damn awesome, I remember when I was so much into chess that one game would determine my mood for the rest of the day, etc.

    Years ago I also enjoyed MMA more than now. If Machida and Mousasi fought 2 or 3 years ago I would be so damn excited thinking "Oh Woooow! Tonight Machida and Mousasi are fighting!! That's awesome!!!!!!! Can't wait!" and last week it was "Wait? The Machida-Mousasi fight is even today or next week? Oh it is today! Nice."
    True,

    I used to be a huge hockey junkie and watched every game now I might catch 1-2 a yr

    Then boxing, I'd stay up late to watch Tuesday then Friday night fights plus all the PPV then catch Max Kellerman(like I do Bas now lol) ..... haven't watched a boxing match in yrs

    Now MMA .....still watch a ton and like catching what I can but staring not to care if I miss something.

    Was also a huge WWF fan back in the day, 80's wrestling was the best!!

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    Many very good points and debate seeing both sides (yours& theirs) Too many fights are like baseball a few are more like football. Both of these sports are worth billions and don't do one PPV. Even WWF/WWE ran a weekly show than did a PPV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SwordofAres View Post
    Me, MMAtt and about 5 other people used to get together for every PPV. The week of the PPV that was all my friends and I would talk about. My wife( girlfriend at the time) got into more then one argument because she wanted to do something the night of a PPV and I refused. In fact the night if the Fedor/Rogers fight I convinced her to let me leave one of her friends wedding early so I could watch the fight.

    Slowly over the last few years my friends stopped caring about the fights to the point where I usually watch them alone or record them and watch with my brother the next day. MMAtt and one or two others will occasionally come over if its a really big fight or GSP or Anderson are fighting but thats about it.

    I've still been getting all the PPVs and watching all the free cards as well as TUF but lately not so much. I watched this last free card but the two previous ones I forgot all about. This next PPV will be the first one since Rashad/Thiago Silva I skip.

    For me it's a few thing. One, a lot of my favorite fighters retired or are on the way out. Fedor, Forrest, Cro Cop, Marcus Davis, Jason MacDonald are all gone and Gray's chances of another title run are all but gone. I just don't have the same emotional investment in many of today's fighters.
    Two, the cards are just so watered down. I used to want to see every main card fight and quite a few of the prelims. Now there's like 2 or 3 fights total I want to see.
    Third, many of the fighters the UFC seems to push are not fighters I want to support. People like Rousey, the Diazes, Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen are not people I want my money supporting.

    All of these things combined just seems to be making me care less and less for the sport.
    i turned down sex from a gorgeous woman during ufc 113 and she never spoke to me again for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IceCold48 View Post
    i turned down sex from a gorgeous woman during ufc 113 and she never spoke to me again for it.
    ** Insert generic gay joke here**

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    Quote Originally Posted by IceCold48 View Post
    i turned down sex from a gorgeous woman during ufc 113 and she never spoke to me again for it.
    It was a tough decision, UFC 113 was a very good card.
    You should have fucked her after the event.
    Not only brazilians can do this stuff


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    Quote Originally Posted by IceCold48 View Post
    i turned down sex from a gorgeous woman during ufc 113 and she never spoke to me again for it.
    At least Shogun won. If he got KTFO you'd have been suicidal at that point
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    I've always liked strudel.



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    Quote Originally Posted by dan the man 67 View Post
    I don't know what is going on lately, but I certainly don't like it. The way Dana has treated GSP, the introduction of the Fight Pass requiring me to pay $10 more dollars a month on top of buying PPVs if I want to watch preliminaries, uniforms for fighters, the possibility of the UFC letting Melendez go, the shameless and endless promotion of Rousey, etc, etc.

    For me, the UFC is now at a very important crossroad, where this very public display of greed may well start to turn fans away. If they continue in this direction, it could give another promotion the opportunity to really move forward, and hopefully be as big as the UFC. I used to think that Dana was good for the UFC, but now I am not so sure. He is annoying the fuck out of me lately.

    Curious to hear everyone else's thoughts........
    a monopoly in this sport is bad. especially when Dana is in charge. I realize people on here will say the NHL, NFL, NBA have monopolies but they are a respectful organizations, period. they speak proper English wear suits and when somebody gets out of hand they get fined. Here we have Dana white who runs around in a t shirt swearing and causing shit. There is no need for a matchmaker anymore cause of the twitter wars and call outs left right and center. You have these contract that tie you up to no end. the only people making money are the top fighters. the rest make like 10,000 a fight if theyre lucky. theres no union sso the employer wins. the talent pool will eventually dry up just like my interest for the sport. now they will get standard uniforms.....haha with danas ego...a picture of himself on fighters asses. Dana white says this sport will be the biggest in the world. not even close. I love fighting but the ufc and dana have no class.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FFFRpickup View Post
    a monopoly in this sport is bad. especially when Dana is in charge. I realize people on here will say the NHL, NFL, NBA have monopolies but they are a respectful organizations, period. they speak proper English wear suits and when somebody gets out of hand they get fined. Here we have Dana white who runs around in a t shirt swearing and causing shit. There is no need for a matchmaker anymore cause of the twitter wars and call outs left right and center. You have these contract that tie you up to no end. the only people making money are the top fighters. the rest make like 10,000 a fight if theyre lucky. theres no union sso the employer wins. the talent pool will eventually dry up just like my interest for the sport. now they will get standard uniforms.....haha with danas ego...a picture of himself on fighters asses. Dana white says this sport will be the biggest in the world. not even close. I love fighting but the ufc and dana have no class.
    On the complete flipside, watching "Inside MMA" last night, they spoke to Bjorn Rebney. Very well spoken, and a class act. Speaks against all of the shit the UFC is doing, and I believe him. This is the type of guy who should be representing the biggest MMA promotion.

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    I remember being so stoked when they announced UFC 135 in Denver. Every fight they announced made the card better and better. It was awesome. Those were the days.

    Then they announced UFC 150 in Denver and I was stoked again. "It's going to be a landmark event like UFC 100!", they said. It was all downhill from there. Every time they announced a new fight for the card I thought "what the hell is this?" The Fight Nights I went to in Broomfield were way better than that card. Dana later blamed the poor sales on the theater shooting that happened a few months earlier. It wasn't the tragedy, it was just a terrible ppv card. This was right around the time of the Fox deal.

    About a month later UFC 151 was totally scrapped, allegedly because Jones wouldn't fight a new opponent. That wasn't the reason. The card was terrible. It had no business being put together that way. If a ppv event can't afford to lose one fight it's the promotions fault, not one fighters.

    I would say 170 should have been scrapped or made free after Rashad got injured, but it wasn't a ppv quality event in the first place. It was a Fight Night at best.

    They try to say Rousey is the biggest star in MMA right now. They'd better fucking hope not. They'll be extremely lucky if they get 200k ppv buys with this one. I'm guessing 150.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RearNakedStroke View Post
    I remember being so stoked when they announced UFC 135 in Denver. Every fight they announced made the card better and better. It was awesome. Those were the days.

    Then they announced UFC 150 in Denver and I was stoked again. "It's going to be a landmark event like UFC 100!", they said. It was all downhill from there. Every time they announced a new fight for the card I thought "what the hell is this?" The Fight Nights I went to in Broomfield were way better than that card. Dana later blamed the poor sales on the theater shooting that happened a few months earlier. It wasn't the tragedy, it was just a terrible ppv card. This was right around the time of the Fox deal.

    About a month later UFC 151 was totally scrapped, allegedly because Jones wouldn't fight a new opponent. That wasn't the reason. The card was terrible. It had no business being put together that way. If a ppv event can't afford to lose one fight it's the promotions fault, not one fighters.

    I would say 170 should have been scrapped or made free after Rashad got injured, but it wasn't a ppv quality event in the first place. It was a Fight Night at best.

    They try to say Rousey is the biggest star in MMA right now. They'd better fucking hope not. They'll be extremely lucky if they get 200k ppv buys with this one. I'm guessing 150.
    I am very curious to hear what the PPV numbers are. I hope they were terrible. But Dana will have an excuse, of course.

    Calling Rousey the biggest star is such a massive slap in the face to all of the stars the UFC has had over their history. For so long, not acknowledging womens' MMA as being entertaining enough to include in the UFC, and now their 1st Champ is the biggest star?!?!? I cannot wait for Rousey to lose.......

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