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Dana on UFC177: Go to the movies tonight, I don't care

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Dana responding to those saying UFC 177 should be free -

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/dana-white-responds-fans-saying-001706008.html

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Post #1   8/30/14 9:20:53PM   

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Yeahhhhh ok Dana....

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Nice way to promote your organization

Post #3   8/30/14 9:55:38PM   

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Dana just doesn't understand the common working man. We work damn hard for our money and don't wanna waste it on a sub-par product. It's that damn simple

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Post #4   8/30/14 10:09:30PM   

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Posted by prophecy033

Dana just doesn't understand the common working man. We work damn hard for our money and don't wanna waste it on a sub-par product. It's that damn simple



But that's the thing - you don't have to.

Shit, I agree this card is chock full of dog shit. That's why I'm not ordering or watching it. He's right. If you don't want to watch it, do something else.

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They are both right. The card should be free, and we should see a movie instead. I just watched eXistenZ for the 3rd time. It was better than what I missed on PPV...it would have been preferable, in fact, to seeing this event for free.

Here's the deal, Dana. If I go to Red Lobster and they serve me raw fish I am not going to want to pay for it. Red Lobster, in fact, would be crazy NOT to offer me my meal gratis. That is taking into consideration that their business costs them money, too. However, its basically the choice of taking a hit tonight or losing loads of business in the future. Dana doesn't understand economics.

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It is all about the money...

Dana (or the UFC) sank money into promoting the fights, running ads, paying for the location, etc. Believe it or not, putting on a show still costs money, even if it is a bad show. The plan was for a big show. It received lots of hype (although not Flava-Flav Hype but close). Then it all went to shit.

Barao passed out cutting weight... Shit happens. That is why they put the fine print disclaimers on everything. Personally, if I went through all the trouble to go to a UFC fight, there had better be a fight when I get there, or there will be.

If I paid for front row seats, I may ask for some type of compensation. But let's face it, travel, time off work, hotel, food, booze... I'm on a vacation. As long as there is a fight, I will be entertained. If the show sucks, I just will plan on going to a Belator or Strikeforce type event next time. Maybe even some silly Judo no-punch event. It doesn't really matter. Just entertain me.

Cancelling the show would cause HUGE issues, possibly riots and such, so not really an option. Lowering the price or refunding partial... good idea if you want to keep loyal fans.

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"The show must go on" is a phrase in show business, meaning that regardless of what happens, whatever show has been planned still has to be staged for the waiting patrons.

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Posted by prophecy033

Dana just doesn't understand the common working man. We work damn hard for our money and don't wanna waste it on a sub-par product. It's that damn simple



But that's the thing - you don't have to.

Shit, I agree this card is chock full of dog shit. That's why I'm not ordering or watching it. He's right. If you don't want to watch it, do something else.

I did. I went to the Oregon Ducks opener. Would have done it regardless though.

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What a train wreck this guy is lol

Post #9   8/31/14 2:09:02AM   

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The UFC spent all this time making every right move and investing mass amounts of money into their product from 2003-2010 only to piss all over their overly saturated quagmire in 2014... Its a sinking ship and they know it. Thats why the guys at the top are milking every single drop they can get out of it.

Post #10   8/31/14 9:51:40AM