UFC Cards Are More Like IRS Returns

UFC 110 is now over and the countdown to UFC 111 begins.  UFC 111, unlike the more recent UFC pay-per-view telecasts, is one well worth the tag price.  That can’t be said out loud about cards like UFC 110 and UFC 109.  The fact is there are too many UFC cards on PPV.  Dana White was a boxer back in  his day and apparently he still has it in his system.  How else do you explain the UFC’s overabundance of PPV events?  Hosting too many PPVs seriously hurt boxing industry.  UFC head honcho Dana White has acknowledged this in the past and here he is committing the same crimes as boxing did.  The UFC is becoming more like the IRS where the more you put in the less you get out of it.

What kills me is Dana White’s outlook on the situation.  When questioned about this issue this is what he had to say:

“UFC fans are spoiled.  There’s gonna be the people that always bitch and I say what I always say, ‘don’t buy it!.’ If you don’t like the ______ card don’t buy it. I don’t give a _______…People who are real fight fans and want to sit home on a Saturday and watch fights, will watch it. Nobody’s _______ making you buy fights and watch the pay-per-view. Watch “American Idol,” I could care less.”

Wow.  Dana White is a smart and cunning business man, but no one accused him of having any class or common sense for that matter.  These are hard times and the recession is still affecting millions of people around the country.  Even so, UFC fans are still hunkering down $50 a pop every time Dana White decides to put together a fight card.  In 2009, the UFC had 6 out of the top 10 PPV purchased events thus totalling 6.13 million buys.  That’s a lot of people making Dana White rich.  So I ask, who is the spoiled one here:  Dana White or the devoted fan who keeps White employed?

The upside to the UFC cards is that there is more depth in their events.  Whereas boxing cards tend to focus on one fight that being the main event.  All I’m saying is stop with the tricks like bringing guys back from the dead for cheap nostalgia pops.  The Tito Ortiz’s and Mark Coleman’s of the world.  Randy Couture and The Senior Tour are OK, but not as a PPV headliners.

Injuries to stars happen all the time and it causes headaches for the promoters, but the fans are the ones who suffer the most.  Although there is no reason that the UFC couldn’t reschedule its events in the case of an injury or a setback.  If the UFC scraps or reschedules an event it loses money, but would they rather lose their fan base altogether like boxing almost did?  Not to mention having stars on the program actually justify the high cost of a PPV event.  If the fight is delayed then it only adds to the anticipation.

The bottom line is Dana White and the UFC’s round table should be grateful for their growing success.  The people paying for their cushioned lifestyle are saying something so maybe they should listen. Throw the customer a bone and give them what they want:  more star power for the money.  Not every card can be like UFC 100 but there’s no reason to force feed the consumer Couture-Coleman.  The bottom line is that the fans keep investing in the UFC, it’s time they give something of true value back.


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One Response to “UFC Cards Are More Like IRS Returns”

  1. […] UFC Posted in Uncategorized by charmnator3 on February 23, 2010 UFC 110 is now over and the countdown to UFC 111 begins.  UFC 111, unlike the more recent UFC pay-per-view telecasts, is one well worth the tag price.  That can’t be said out loud about cards like UFC 110 and UFC 109.  The fact is there are too many UFC cards on PPV.  Dana White was a boxer back in  his day and apparently he still has it in his system.  How else do you explain the UFC’s overabundance of PPV events?  Hosting too many PPVs seriously hurt boxing industry.  UFC head honcho Dana White has acknowledged this in the past and here he is committing the same crimes as boxing did.  The UFC is becoming more like the IRS where the more you put in the less you get out of it. UFC […]

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