So i was in the shower this morning thinking of my picks for the upcoming UFC PPV. That got me thinking of where i was going to view the event and how recently, like in the last 6 months, more and more places have been having the PPV's and more and more people have been showing up to them. So i came up with this question that i've been pondering ever since.
What makes an event so popular?
What will bring the people into the stadiums and sell the PPV's?
Is it more so which Organization it is? For instance the name of the organization alone, no matter who's on the card, will sell better. IE. if you're the UFC versus EliteXC.
Or, is it what names/fighters are on the card that will put butts in the seats and sell the satellite orders? For instance if GSP were to go over and fight in an IFL tournament, would that spike the ratings simply because of his name?
This has really got me thinking, so i lay it upon the Play yard to settle it.
Lets see some of the usual suspects weigh in on this please.