Beleive it or not I am all about the purchase of Pride, Im excited about the potential fights and the expansion of the sport, my fear is more based on Dana the media whore, who sees all the money the WWE as made (and McMahons rise to relative B-List Fame) with the fake drama.
Do I beleive that the fights will one day be fake and coreographed? Of course not, but I love the sport in it’s natural beauty, not some trumped up grudge match. What makes the UFC so great were its grudge matches, how am I supposed to know which are real and which are fake? Lets me honest, we love watching two guys who absolutely hate each other jut go at it, you’d never be able to fake that intensity and get it past the main MMA fans/crowd.
I just saw the commercial today (sorry if this is old news to you guys already, I didn’t see any other posts).
So many questions:
Is this UFC trying to make up for the Tito v Dana fiasco?
I thought CroCup wasn’t fighting in UFC 70 (originally)?
Is anybody in the U.S. (the only country its free for) actually going to pay 50 bucks just to see it live, when they can wait a few hours and watch in later in the evening?
Is it just me or is UFC turning all WWE gimicky since the purchase of Pride?
I got questions, whose got answers?
UFC 70 has been scheduled to be on Spike in the US fort a while. It is being held in London, so for it to be live in the US it would be in the middle of the afternoon. I don’t think that’s even an option, so now one will pay for it.
I think it’s just a business move. With all of the events that they are holding now, they know they can’t expect fans to shell out $40 every month. So they put some on Spike, Spike TV pays the UFC and fans feel like they’re getting something for free. The rumor is that UFC 72 in June will also be on Spike, but that is not confirmed. That event will be in Ireland.
Crocop has been scheduled for this card from the start.
a lot of people are complaining of the gimmicks that you speak of. Personally, I don’t see. They are marketing their product, simple as that. The Tito vs. Dana thing should not have aired since there was no fight. Other than that, I don’t see anything that makes them look like the WWE.
Also, I’m tired of hearing people complain about the Pride purchase and the potential lack of competition hurting the sport. That is complete BS. All major sports have one major league, and no competition at the top level. That puts all of the best talent in the same league, and therefore, the best product possible. Having all of the best fighters in one organization would be the best thing for the sport.
The only reason that Pride will be kept separate from the UFC is geography. It is simply to great a distance to successfully integrate both into one cohesive unit with multiple events per month. I think they are going the best possible route keeping the two separate and having superfights a couple times per year.