Discussion in 'Unexplained Mysteries' started by Snort, May 10, 2016.
Damn, Wanda is buying everything. Soon the Chinese will own us all!
good time to sell. how much more popular can they become?
Their big PPV's are lucky to break a million. Floyd Mayweather's PPV's against the big name opponents do a million easy, sometimes two. I hope the new owners get rid of that dickhead Dana white.
This has been in talks for awhile.
Perfect time to sell.
2015 was their biggest year yet & most profitable.
What other boxing does a million buys?
That 'dickhead' owns 9% & will be hundreds of millions richer.
He will be just fine!!!
Mayweather's last PPV info:
Paint drying is more exciting than floyd.
For my taste, they have been oversaturated for a while. Fighters are leaving because of the Reebok deal and they finally got approval in NYC. Company will never be worth more than it is right now.
I always heard the Fertitas got 81%, Abu Dhabi got 10% when they bought in, inexchange for using contacts to get a China tv deal, and Dana has 9%.
The MayPac fight was such a farce it left a real bad taste for boxing fans.
Boxing ids headed south rapidly while UFC had a record year.
But some people hate facts!!!!
Welcome back Wifey.
Very few fighters left UFC due to Reebok.
The only one UFC cared about was Benson.
UFC has kept pretty much anybody they wanted since the deal (like reem, Sterling)
That is a fact.
Could go a number of ways...
The Asians could go nutty, Pride-style. But their fight-fixing, blind eye to PED's ways fly directly against the popular sentiment force-fed by American sports media.
They could also go completely corporate, further diluting any personality the fighters have. More bland FOX pre and post-fight shows. More lame talking heads.
The people I'm really happy for are Bellator. Fighters are going to be scared off by this change, further adding to the talent exodus they've been experiencing. The Asians are going to have to dig really deep into their pockets to re-sign fighters amid this uncertainty and it's highly unlikely that they'll reap a profit on such an investment. It'll really test Viacom's dedication to MMA. Will they seize the opportunity?
Realistically, I think this will turn out bad for most everybody, aside from the UFC's current owners and Bellator (but only for the short-term). Fighters, fans, and the sport stand to lose quite a bit.
It's kept GSP from returning and has encouraged a number of fighters to at least explore their options. It's been bad for everyone involved, aside from the UFC owners. Looking more and more like an ugly cash grab on their part, at the expense of fans and fighters.
Most of the fighters don't get paid anything, even without the Reebok deal. VanZant would rather do Dancing With The Stars over UFC 200, McGregor wants to be paid to promote. Their model will have to change sooner or later.
In other breaking news, Anderson Silva has been forced to pull out of his fight this weekend and may have to have his gall bladder removed...
Except that thwy do monthly ppv that outdraw boxing. Total numbers will favor UFC for the total year.
They can't turn a blind eye to PEDs if they hold fights in the USA.
Sure they can. They can go back to the old Indian reservation or state with lax regulation model.
Shit, Kimbo almost killed his last opponent (in a terrible fight), got popped for steroids, got off with a fine, and is booked for another fight less than 6 months later.
I absolutely think there should be concern though, about losing fights to overseas market. These fuckers may view themselves as a world brand while turning a blind eye to where their bread is buttered. I'm very dubious of any new promoters entering the sport at the highest levels. They don't know what their in for, nor do they properly understand the fanbase.