So because I dont want to shell out for a PPV that sucks enormous balls Im not a true MMA fan? I usually watch the events in my house because my wife is the only person I know who likes UFC(or at least pretends to for my benefit). I ripped my Judo gi last week and wanted to buy a new one. I think Ill opt for that over wasting money on a shitty PPV. Id rate this PPV a 2/10 for fight quality. The free card next week and 178 are maybe 7s. Ill go to sleep early and go to the gym tomorrow morning instead of wasting my time and money on a sub par product that has been getting progressively worse for months and told by the promoter he doesnt give a fuck if I watch or not.
UFC doesn’t control PPV prices. There are legal ways to watch events for free/cheap. Use this as an opportunity to socialize with other fans of the sport.
Some people dont live in the US and can catch a card at primetime.
I know I won’t be swaying the masses of this subreddit full of supposed fans of MMA; with their undying hatred and vitriol towards the “evil” UFC and it’s “sleazebag” president, Dana White.
Yeah, because its just that simple isnt it.
But I’m almost entirely positive that PPV prices are NOT determined by the UFC – they may have input into what price point would make sense – but it’s actually the providers of the on-demand events who create the price.
Actually thast not true. Dana famously raised the price of 168 from 54.95 to 59.95 and said it was for that event only. Even after he promised that PPV prices would never increase. He claimed the value of that card warranted a price hike and when asked by media members why it was decided he replied ”Cuz”. And you wonder why ”the masses” of this sub are angry?
Regardless, if you think $60 is too much to shell out for a fight but you still want to watch it – because supposedly you are an MMA fan in this thread and not solely an athlete fan – why is it so out of the question to go watch the fights at a sports bar and socialize with other fans in your area?
Because not every person on this sub resides in the US.
because supposedly you are an MMA fan in this thread and not solely an athlete fan
I dont even….
To the people that are complaining about the $60 price tag but hate the idea of going to a bar: invite 5 friends over (who also think $60 is too much for a fight) and everyone throw down $10! Or, as a last option, stream the event illegally like you were originally going to anyway…I have a sneaking suspicion many of the people complaining about price don’t buy many PPVs anyway.
Thats assuming a whole lot about a sub of 85 thousand people and generalising them into a tiny basket.
I guarantee that a long-term reason the UFC started it’s subscription service was to ultimately move away from cable-provided PPV models. PPV is becoming a bit antiquated in our current state of technology and, with more people jumping the cable/satellite ship in lieu of internet-only streams, it will not age gracefully.
To the people that are complaining about the $60 price tag but hate the idea of going to a bar: invite 5 friends over (who also think $60 is too much for a fight)