View Full Version : is the UFC's popularity gonna SkyRocket to mainstream or remain as is??


iLovesoccermoms
03-26-2012, 09:39 PM
New interview with UFC president Dana White where he talks about the UFC's goals for the coming years, international expansion and more. What I found most interesting is his comments on the FOX deal - saying it's crazy how many people don't know about it. I find that rather alarming if he still has to tell people he's on one of the biggest sports networks in the country.

On People Not Knowing About The FOX Deal
How many people that I still talk to on Twitter that have no idea we are on FOX, FX or FUEL…it’s crazy man, it’s crazy.

On The Development Of Programming In The Coming Years
In the next five years I will have this sh*t so dialed in that we will be coasting, coasting.

http://www.fightcove.com/video-ufc-president-dana-white-talks-fox-deal-programming-travelling-more/

u know ive heard alot from this about mainstream this and that but i feel that ship has loooong sailed, kimbo's records pathetically still stands and everyone has known about the UFC for years i just dont think it'll catch on even if the next event does good which im hoping it does, theyve known about it for so long and and Nobody cares.. i think it'll just be for us who make the effort to get into it and thats pretty much it..

Brock gave it some attention but i think thats kinda it

TR vs. GB
03-26-2012, 11:03 PM
the ultimate fighter live has the worst ratings in the shows history and the last 10 ufc events have been the lowest ufc 41

shadeyfizzle
03-27-2012, 01:17 AM
The goal for the ufc isn't to just be a massive ratings draw. Its just not a realistic projection for them.

Their goal with the network deals is to keep reaching new markets. You have to keep in mind that not only is mma still barely a 20yr old sport, but that it is still banned in several states for being too violent. So by putting fights on national tv they hope that those states cave in from all the potential revenue that could be brought in by sanctioning mma bouts in their state.

chiguy91
03-27-2012, 01:46 AM
the ultimate fighter live has the worst ratings in the shows history and the last 10 ufc events have been the lowest ufc 41

seriously? well i could understand the tuf series lowering, due to the fact that it's on a friday night. do you know when it use to be on before? i swear it was during the weekday (not friday).

with the ufc hosting more cards in different countries as well plans on creating the tuf series in different countries as well, i can pretty much bet it'll be bigger. dana white has big plans for his organization.

Clegg
03-27-2012, 06:38 AM
It may slightly increase or decrease in popularity, but I'd be very surprised if there was a major change in fanbase, at least in America. Maybe it can become bigger in other countries.

ƒallenloki
03-27-2012, 01:28 PM
I think it has reached it's peak with someone like Dana at the helm.

monaroCountry
03-30-2012, 06:25 AM
the ultimate fighter live has the worst ratings in the shows history and the last 10 ufc events have been the lowest ufc 41

I agree, American MMA has peaked and actually decreasing.

UFC has reached its best in the brock era and now trying to desperately hold on. Why do you think Dana and UFC is trying so hard to stop people streaming their stuff?

TUF and UFC events has far lower viewerships and no one really talks about it now, apart from zombies. Theres no interesting fights in the horizon either. People are starting to wake up that the hype with some of these fighters are not living up.

Clegg
03-30-2012, 07:25 AM
Theres no interesting fights in the horizon either.

:ugh: ......

monaroCountry
04-05-2012, 05:28 AM
:ugh: ......

JDS versus some RANDOM UFC BUMS :Flush:

oscar_angels091
04-05-2012, 11:33 PM
tuf was on wed on ****e

Money Shot
04-06-2012, 12:18 AM
I don't think it will ever be mainstream in the UK. It's not viewed any more seriously than WWE. Popularity wise I think it peaked a few years ago.

Banderivets
04-06-2012, 01:33 AM
I think the popularity has peaked...

It just doesn't have the class that a sport (any sport) needs.

I'm sorry but the whole Dana White persona, with his cussin' and talking...him being the president...And the whole organization of this thing called UFC, with its stupid TUF series...President? Why does this thing need a president and why is he on TV all the time?

It's all very fabricated.....it has that plastic feel......those corny commentators who feel the need to yell all the time spewing nonsense.

Even in Canada, the "mecca" of MMA, the TV shows on MMA here...they are just corny...Stupid Tshirts these guys wear...the whole style is just lacking...

It has angry teenager appeal...

I love fighting, be it MMA or Boxing....but MMA needs to change its image.

It used to be angry drunk college white boys, now its that + some others.

The way it is now, MMA has a very limited appeal, and who ever is into it now is bound to eventually grow out of it...

-Swizzy-
04-06-2012, 02:20 AM
well its pretty clear to those of us who don't drink haterade that UFC is gonna be a worldwide phenomenon in the next 5-6 years or so if they continue what they're doing right now.

WARQUEZ
04-06-2012, 02:20 AM
Nope. Horrible long term business model, and nothing appealing to anyone outside the 18-24 demographic.

shadeyfizzle
04-06-2012, 04:36 AM
Nope. Horrible long term business model, and nothing appealing to anyone outside the 18-24 demographic.

How exactly is their business model horrible when their profits in 2011 are up 33% from 2010???

Mannie Phresh
04-06-2012, 04:40 AM
i thnk it will maintain its slow chug uphill but always rise.

WARQUEZ
04-07-2012, 03:29 AM
How exactly is their business model horrible when their profits in 2011 are up 33% from 2010???

33%? FROM 2010???? Lmaoooo. Good one man. :biggthump Your average idiot would of probably believed you.

monaroCountry
04-07-2012, 04:22 AM
How exactly is their business model horrible when their profits in 2011 are up 33% from 2010???

Zombies everywhere will agree with you.

Everyone else with a brain is shaking their heads.

hayZ
04-07-2012, 07:56 AM
I don't think it will ever be mainstream in the UK. It's not viewed any more seriously than WWE. Popularity wise I think it peaked a few years ago.

The UK is a big boxing country. Khan has huge appeal in the UK and Haye is pretty known now as well. This being said, MMA is growing..more MMA clubs and less boxing clubs being frequented. At least in Birmingham....

MMA is growing without a doubt, it has declined in countries like Japan with the fall of Pride but on the grand scheme of things imo it is definetely growing...though it has stalled a bit in the states. In Sweden their upcoming event sold out in 3 hours. They are moving globally now, with Japan and Brazil done, Sweden and another event in Brazil, Macau AND India and Korea events coming very soon. They are trying to make it into a sport like Boxing accepted throughout the world i.e. in the Olympics.