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Jul 29, 2003

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Trast posted:

Four mega cards a year with the rest of the stuff on TV would be a nice middle ground. I'm not saying it makes financial sense it would just be nice as a viewer.
Supposedly, there's a break-even point for the added cost of doing PPV and the provider not giving the UFC much of a cut until a certain number of buys. Small shows are often at or below this amount. Meanwhile, various sports bars are getting rid of PPVs because the small shows are worthless. And to top it off, fewer people watch a small card on PPV than when it's on free TV, so the fighters on the card get less exposure. They clearly don't have 12 PPV-worthy cards per year or even close to that amount. Fewer PPVs would be more special, and they could load the cards up enough that they wouldn't be ruined by a single injury.

I suspect there's a fear that they will look like they're shrinking if they cut back, but to casual fans the small shows might as well not exist, so I really don't see the harm.

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Jul 29, 2003

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Fozzy The Bear posted:

Anyone have any idea? He's running for political office?
Are you kidding? Luke Rockhold is lacking in substance and knowledge, he would be horrible as a legislator.

Now, if we can just make that an actual disqualification to public office....

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Jul 29, 2003

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Marching Powder posted:

20lbs would only be a little bit above the average for a cut to lw i'd say.
Yeah but it's Thursday. Don't they usually get closer than that with like 24 hours to weigh-in?

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Jul 29, 2003

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ASMR Ariel will never not be funny.

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Jul 29, 2003

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lol

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Jul 29, 2003

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That's going to be quite an hour to get another pound. He looked drained as all hell.

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Jul 29, 2003

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Mr. Nice! posted:

I don't think GSP has better wrestling than Chael
IIRC, Chael has said GSP is better, but that is most likely in a pound-for-pound context. GSP is a better athlete as well, but the muscle mass difference might be enough to swamp all that.

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Jul 29, 2003

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Bluedeanie posted:

The man who gives up vs the man who never starts, the stoppable force vs the movable object. VITOR BELFORT VS URIAH HALL
Vitor vs Nate the Great was a turd so my hopes are low for this.

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Jul 29, 2003

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Embedded 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yUEhjbNhKs

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Jul 29, 2003

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Embedded 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KC6tnRIxdhk

note: hogg-free zone

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