Posted by kastro_316
I do not consider this act to be an act of counter-programming by the UFC. The UFC regularly features on Spike stories of upcoming fights (such as the St. Pierre vs Penn II fight). On the same basis, the UFC Unleashed program airs regularly at this time. Lastly, the notion that showing a rerun of the Couture vs. Lesnar fight could impact Trump’s Affliction “Day Of Reckoning” event is absurd. I say this for two (2) reasons: First, we all know the result of the fight which was considered by many fans and pundits mediocre at best. Secondly, no fan of the sport, whether a die hard fan or casual, would miss Affliction’s stacked fight card to watch this repeat.
I have to call BS on this one. It IS counter programming 100%. They KNOW it.
If it is not counter programming than how come they chose UFC 91? They still have not played UFC 88, 89, and 90 replays (that i know of) and if this was not just a rare once in a million thing than I have a feeling UFC 90 would be on. They would love another chance to promote Anderson Silva on TV but they know Brock will draw ALOT more viewers.
UFC 88: I'm sure the UFC does not want to show Chuck getting knocked out that bad on spike and ruin alot of casual fans views about him (the ppl that do not visit mma sites or watch every single event). But even in the same token it will hype UFC 92 like crazy. Many casual fans have NO IDEA Rashad knocked out Chuck. Could do good for Rashad's popularity.
UFC 89: was nothing special and in the cpl months i'v been without cable im sure they probably replayed it at least once by now.
UFC 90: perfect replay event, even though Silva wins by a weird way he did some of his flashiest striking ever IMO in that fight. And it promotes the destined Silva/Cote II even well before it is scheduled
UFC 91: Replay wise it's not where UFC 90 is. Even though Lesnar beat Couture it would only upset long time fans who know Couture and really do not know Lesnar. BUT alot of people know Lesnar and stats wise this card would draw the most viewers away from Affliction. It's all about numbers with this event otherwise UFC 88 or 90 would be on.
The key alot of people here forget is the UFC is appealing to the casual fan, the type of guy that would never even to think about any MMA website not named UFC.com, let alone visit the message boards on said sites.
90% of the poeple i randomly end up tlaking about mma with at work, out and about, and wherever are asking me who won Penn and Sherk, and it's August! Or who won Forrest and Rampage? I just got that quesiton from one of our drivers like 2 weeks ago.
So in this case the UFC is number hunting and I think it'll work. Too bad i would have liked to watch UFC 88 or 90 again.
. NO casual fan will pick Affliction over UFC 91. Find me one true casual fan that will pick Fedor vs AA over Couture vs Lesnar and i will show you the value of the imaginary number P.
But yea the affliction card is sweet, im actually excited for Lauzon vs Horedecki (sp?) alot!