Posted by dinex
I think this is going to help Affliction more than Golden Boy. I'm skeptical to how this will work, but considering they're having problems with the way they've been doing things so far it's worth a try. It's going to be interesting to see how it will be received. I know of several shows that have mixed the two combat sports but never on this high level.
I've seen it, too, and it was not well received.
I'm sure the logic is this:
- The top of the card, in boxing or MMA, sells PPVs
- An Affliction PPV or a lower-level boxing PPV are going to sell ~ 100K - 150K PPVs
- Putting the two together and eliminating both undercards you could sell 200K - 300K PPVs
- Exposing both audiences to the other sport will build up the fan base for both
Sounds logical, but I just don't see it working. I think we can start writing the obituary for Affliction when they start doing things like this.