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    Claudale, they have no idea what they are doing over there. I exchanged emails with Dr. White today and we discussed the amount of money spent on this show, vs the amount brought in from revenue of live gate and PPV sales. I can't see them staying in business given the amount of money that they are losing. My nephew can run the show better than what's going on right now and I'm not kidding. It is a disgrace. At least the silver lining is that they will be out of business soon and we can get the couple of decent fighters that they have, over in the UFC.
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    Adolf, you and Dr. White judge the UFC from the perspective of a business guy looking to make more money. I think the rest of us (with VAK being questionnable) judge this as fans looking to see top matchups. They've given us 2 great matchups with Fedor and many others.

    I've never said they've done a good job getting the word out. I'm also puzzled that they will pay for talent and expect the shows to advertise themselves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clmetal View Post
    Pimach, if I didn't talk mma on the internet, I would have missed both cards. They were associated with some established names, I don't know how they couldn't sell out a show in California when Shamrock alone was able to sell out shows there (and Cung Le alone too)

    A great product is not enough when UFC is a more popular acronym than MMA is.
    I understand your point, I was talking about this with a friend of mine and its like you said, if he didnt look on the boards he wouldnt have known about it.

    the thing with Shamrock is that he is a very established fighter up in the Sacramento area same with Cung Le. I would bet that the Diaz bros could sell out a show in that area as well just because its their area as well, unfortunately Affliction sucks in marketing the shows, If only they would hire me as a marketing guy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clmetal View Post
    Adolf, you and Dr. White judge the UFC from the perspective of a business guy looking to make more money. I think the rest of us (with VAK being questionnable) judge this as fans looking to see top matchups. They've given us 2 great matchups with Fedor and many others.

    I've never said they've done a good job getting the word out. I'm also puzzled that they will pay for talent and expect the shows to advertise themselves.
    Claudale you have to judge it like that. If it's not making money or at least breaking even, the investors will close up shop and we wont have any more Affliction. They must get the business aspects of the show right and they also must deliver great cards. Thus far they've delivered a couple of very entertaining cards, minus the horrible production.

    I wasn't going to reveal this because I am a very private person, but I'll be in Las Vegas for this weekend's UFC. Every time I go to an event it is an absolute first rate experience. The trash that congregates at the Honda center for Affliction shows is enough to keep me away from the venue every single time, (may be a moot point if they close their doors after this show). Fedor receiving 1/5th of Arlovski's pay, why aren't you up in arms over it? 4 or 5 guys making 2 and 3k for their fight, why are you complaining? Come on CL, you have to be consistent.
    Lets go Brent!

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    UFC 91 replay on Spike TV peaks with a record 3.3 million viewers

    by MMAjunkie.com Staff on Jan 27, 2009 at 11:10 pm ET
    Going head to head with the "Affliction: Day of Reckoning" pay-per-view broadcast, Spike TV's replay of "UFC 91: Couture vs. Lesnar" peaked with 3.3 million viewers, Spike TV officials today announced.

    The Jan. 24 replay was the highest-rated show (on both broadcast and cable TV) in the men 18-34 demographic for the day's 9-to-11:30 p.m. time slot.

    UFC 91 originally took place Nov. 15 and featured Brock Lesnar's second-round TKO of then-UFC heavyweight champion Randy Couture.

    The broadcast averaged 2.3 million viewers for the entire two-and-half-hour airing, and the replay of the main event peaked with 3.3 million viewers. According to Spike TV, UFC 91 now becomes the most-watched taped UFC event in network history.

    The replay scored a 1.7 overall household rating and a 1.8 rating among men 18-49 and men 18-34.

    UFC 91 turned out to be one of the UFC's most successful events of 2008. In addition to a near-soldout crowd (13,224 attendees), the event scored the fourth-highest live gate ($4,815,675) in UFC history. Pay-per-view "buys" were near the one-million mark.

    The UFC and Spike TV put the replay up against "Day of Reckoning," which featured Fedor Emelianenko's stunning first-round knockout of former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski. Pay-per-view numbers for the event, which was Affliction's second-ever show, aren't made public.

    Last edited by Adolf Oliverbush; 01-28-2009 at 02:22 AM.
    Lets go Brent!

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    of course it was the most watched on Spike, all the WWE fans in the trailer parks that couldnt afford the PPV now get to see their hillbilly hero brock fight, they are also the ones who think that UFC is going to be the next WCW, Im sure they are anxiously awaiting the octagon debut of the Macho Man Randy Savage and Rowdy Roddy Piper.
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    Ha Ha Ha Ha. Excellent commentary from the big man from the south west.
    Lets go Brent!

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    3.3m? wow, that took no effort, unlike the card they slapped together last time which likely cost them more than it made them.

    Can't believe that many people needed to see that rebroadcast when Affliction was on live.

    If you are right that people are downloading more and more, once the UFC sees a hit in their PPV buys, watch them go out and sue people like the music companies and direct tv did.
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