View Full Version : Are We Being Ripped Off? - UFC 127


snakerattle79
02-22-2011, 05:03 PM
http://mmatoronto.ca/news/are-we-being-ripped-off/

Written by Mike McPhee

UFC 127 is this Saturday night & honestly I really hadn’t thought much about the card. When I realized it was coming up soon I took a closer look at the match ups and only one question came to mind. Why is UFC 127 a pay-pew-view card?

In some UFC events that were held overseas the card was free on ****E TV. UFC 127 is being held in Sydney, Australia. Being an overseas card doesn’t mean it has to be free but this one qualifies as one that should have been. There is no title fight on this card. Other than the main event of Jon Fitch & BJ Penn there aren’t any superstars on the card either. Sorry British fans, Michael Bisping is not a superstar outside of the U.K. yet.

To me this all lines up to be a perfect UFC Fight Night card, not a pay-per-view event. Many people order every UFC pay-per-view and no matter what the card is and this trend will continue. I am one of these people. People come over to the Man Cave and we watch a night of fights, play some Poker and enjoy some drinks. But how is this card worth the $59.99 for the high definition feed?


* Jon Fitch vs. B.J. Penn
* Michael Bisping vs. Jorge Rivera
* Dennis Siver vs. George Sotiropoulos
* Chris Lytle vs. Brian Ebersole
* Chris Camozzi vs. Kyle Noke
* Spencer Fisher vs. Ross Pearson
* Alexander Gustafsson vs. James Te Huna
* Riki Fukuda vs. Nick Ring
* Mark Hunt vs. Chris Tuchscherer
* Maciej Jewtuszko vs. Curt Warburton
* Tom Blackledge vs. Anthony Perosh
* Jason Reinhardt vs. Tiequan Zhang

I can say poor looking cards in the past have delivered a fantastic night of fights. But to justify the public dropping $59.99 for an event the UFC has to make a much better effort putting big names on each & every pay-per-view event.

It appears the UFC knows there is a very large contingent of fans out there who order each show and no matter who is on the card they will make their money. Not only is this a slap in the face to the buying public but it leaves a very bad taste in my mouth. I have been a fan for a very long time and order every event I am able to. But this card does not interest me very much and the lack of top stars is surprising. I don’t like paying for this one.

Please do not misunderstand me. I am a fan of some fighters on this card and do look forward to some of the fights. I hope guys like Chris Lytle or Dennis Siver can make this an exciting night. But you have to look at this objectively and stack it up against other events. In the previous UFC event (UFC 126) we have a middleweight title fight and other known names like Miguel Torres, Forrest Griffin, Rich Franklin, Jon Jones & Ryan Bader. Fighters like Kid Yamamoto and Omigawa brought the Japanese MMA audience in as well.

UFC 125 had a lightweight title fight & names such as Gomi, Guida, Diaz & Leben. Not necessarily superstars but known names many casual fans know from previous events or the Ultimate Fighter TV show. The UFC 128 & 129 cards both have title fights & superstars lined up too. Shogun vs. Jon Jones, GSP vs. Jake Shields, Randy Couture vs. Lyoto Machida & other big names like Urijah Faber, Cro Cop & Jose Aldo will be fighting.

I know every card can not have a title fight or be loaded with superstars, but when you compare UFC 127 to Fight Night cards there are more similarities than pay-per-view events. The upcoming Fight Night 24 will have known fighters like Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, Phil Davis & former middleweight title contender Dan Hardy. Like UFC 127 you have some lesser known names and up & coming fighters.

Even the UFC 127 main event is lacking something. Jon Fitch is a proven winner but he is far from the most exciting fighter on the roster. Can BJ Penn bring out a war with Fitch? Depends on which BJ Penn shows up. No doubt Fitch can win this fight but as the main event of a lackluster pay-per-view card this may not be the best way to end the evening if it becomes three rounds of lay & pray.

Full credit to Jorge Rivera for trying to make this a must see card. His two YouTube videos making fun of Michael Bisping are entertaining & make me want to see this fight.

Jorge Rivera vs. Michael Bisping UFC 127 Interview Leaked!!!

Jorge Rivera versus Michael Bisping at UFC 127: The Tale of Count Bisping

With the massive time difference between North American and Australia it will be very easy to learn the results of this event before it airs at the usual 10pm EST time slot fans are used to. With this issue & the lack of star fighters I feel the UFC is ripping us off. It should be a free event.

What will happen? Nothing. Lots of people will order the event, have UFC parties or go out to the local bar like every other month. That is the what I don’t like. Currently there is no way to stop the UFC from doing this again. I truly hope the card is exciting and new stars are born. If not, that will be $59.99 I will regret spending.

ƒallenloki
02-22-2011, 07:25 PM
speak with your dollars.

DON'T pay for it.

blaze778
02-23-2011, 02:37 AM
Yes.

I'm one of the biggest Penn fans on this site, and I really don't feel paying for this.

With a main event like this, I would expect a stacked undercard, which they won't be having.

MARKBNLV
02-23-2011, 03:52 AM
Joe Silvas matchmaking is awful,even when the card sounds good it ends up being utter shiet.

KMFO
02-23-2011, 02:08 PM
But Nick Ring is fighting!!!

Brick Top
02-23-2011, 05:59 PM
Anybody that pays for UFC is clearly being ripped off, well thats unless you have 60 bucks to piss away and dont care that it's also your integrity thats being ripped off !

ƒallenloki
02-23-2011, 09:29 PM
Anybody that pays for UFC is clearly being ripped off, well thats unless you have 60 bucks to piss away and dont care that it's also your integrity thats being ripped off !

I buy/watch almost every single MMA event and boxing event. I'm not loaded, but it makes it easier when you invite people over and make a fight night out of it.

-DSG-
02-23-2011, 09:35 PM
is this event gonna be live???????

Brick Top
02-23-2011, 09:37 PM
I buy/watch almost every single MMA event and boxing event. I'm not loaded, but it makes it easier when you invite people over and make a fight night out of it.


True, that does ease the pain of a **** UFC event when a few people throw in a few bucks !

ƒallenloki
02-23-2011, 09:39 PM
True, that does ease the pain of a **** UFC event when a few people throw in a few bucks !

We get drunk before watching the fights. Lol...

Sweet Jesus
02-23-2011, 10:38 PM
Even when I'm pulling in a salary, I will be streaming fights.

I get the Super Bowl, World Series, NBA Finals, Stanley Cup, NCAAB tournament, NCAAF bowl season, and the World Cup for free.

...but I have to pay $60 for Morales-Maidana and Penn-Fitch.

:lol1: Sorry, I just have too much pride for that.

Clegg
02-24-2011, 03:13 PM
Dennis Siver vs. George Sotiropoulos is a fight I'm looking forward to and one that deserves more attention IMO.

But yeah, it's not that good of a card and the favourites in the two main events (Fitch and Bisping) tend to be a bit boring/negative unless they lose.

GoldenBoy23
02-24-2011, 03:31 PM
I hate when people complain about this. There are other ways of watching. If you don't feel it's worth your money then stfu and don't pay for it

Brick Top
02-24-2011, 03:39 PM
I hate when people complain about this. There are other ways of watching. If you don't feel it's worth your money then stfu and don't pay for it

Will do ...!

Mr. Beelzebub
02-24-2011, 04:19 PM
Just go to Hooters, ****ers. I always get myself a pitcher of Coors light and a big ****iing basket of wings... Bring some friends and you end up watching the fight for like 8 bucks a person.

Boy Toy
02-25-2011, 03:18 AM
Of course you don't have to buy it but this card has 'free' written all over it. I think the Aussies got shafted with this card. UFC 110 proved to be a great success and they get rewarded with a lackluster card.

ƒallenloki
02-25-2011, 01:59 PM
Of course you don't have to buy it but this card has 'free' written all over it. I think the Aussies got shafted with this card. UFC 110 proved to be a great success and they get rewarded with a lackluster card.

Brits and Aussies always get stiffed with the UFC offerings they get.

$BloodyNate$
03-10-2011, 12:05 AM
Its clearly understandable. Penn vs Fitch is a solid main event caliber fight featuring the #2 & #3 welterweights in the world. I mean Fitch isn't a crowd pleaser but it still makes sense. Not to mention before I left it was suppose to be Carlos Condit vs Chris Lytle which would have been nasty.

Its a overseas card and Bisping always main events those.