Yahoo: White tires of hearing pay-per-view complaints

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  1. Clark Kent

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    02-12-2010 12:15 PM:

    Injuries tore apart the UFC's star-studded roster over the last eight weeks. It left the promotion with pay-per-view shows built more on depth over star power. After UFC 109, when asked about the fans complaining about PPV prices and value, White flipped his lid:

    "UFC fans are spoiled," White explained that every UFC PPV can't be a megacard. "There's gonna be the people that always ***** and I say what I always say, 'don't buy it!.' If you don't like the [expletive] card don't buy it. I don't give a [expletive]!"

    White reached a boiling point after hearing and reading the complaints before the Mark Coleman-Randy Couture card.

    "People who are real fight fans and want to sit home on a Saturday and watch fights, will watch it. Nobody's [expletive] making you buy fights and watch the pay-per-view. Watch "American Idol," I could care less."

    Probably not the best choice of words by White but he does have a point when comparing MMA PPV's to what boxing offers. Boxing still builds its cards around one fight. If that main event is a flop, the consumer is hosed. At least you get five-to-seven fights on an MMA card for your $45-$60. Is that enough value? Over the long haul, the market will determine if UFC is presenting too many PPVs.

    With a little reflection, White would probably say he does give a [expletive]. He's just a little cranky right now. To think, this PPV discussion was before he found about Vitor Belfort being out of UFC 112!



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  2. Andy Moynihan

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    That's funny.

    Dana get's on my nerve's sometimes but in this instance I think he is right. IF you don't like the card don't buy it. If you buy a few and you don't think you are getting your moneys worth, make it clear with your wallet, or go to a sports bar and buy a buger and a beer. I know that capitalism is being assulted in America, but geeze.

    I think people are getting spoiled, or maybe desensitized. They can't see how impressive or intense a fight is unless there is massive blood, or a big. I like those things too, but the lack of them doesn't diminish the overal quality of a card or a fight.

    Besides, dose any one person buy a PPV by themselves? We allways plan a week in advance and get enough friends and family so that it is only like 5 bucks. Either that or a sports bar.

    That way even if the card is a little weak, its still a good time and not costly.

    Frankly, I think it is really something they can put on as many cards with as many fights as they do.
     
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    I agree with the idea of not buying a card you are not interested in. A long time ago I stopped buying boxing pay per view events based on some real loser cards. This carried over to MMA in which I will not buy a fight card but instead watch it at a local pub or just wait for the video footage on some ones site. To the patient go the spoils!

    I will say this though Dana should be concerned because while things are flying high right now it only takes a few mistakes for you to lose your market!
    Though I hope the UFC continues to grow as it is a great show!
     
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