Shannon Knapp: Invicta doing fine financially

 

Steph Daniels interviewed Invicta CEO Shannon Knapp following the failure of UStream to deliver an adequate online PPV at Invicta 4, and Knapps spot decision to offer fans the fights for free.

"Hopefully we move from here to a more stable platform, a broadcast partner," said Pratt. "This incident has certainly put a little more pep in my step to want to do that. We have a good product that people want to watch. We need to give them a stable place to watch it on. It definitely makes you stand up and say, 'I need to switch some stuff up.' We're in dialogue with a handful of potential broadcast partners, so when we do secure something, I'll let everyone know. I won't reveal any names right now, because nothing is concrete, and it's unprofessional to reveal information before any deals have been made."

"We're doing amazing things right now. Our numbers are great. Everybody forgets that we haven't even been in business for a year. Our first show was at the end of April, 2012. Are we in dire straits? We're only out $7.95 [laughs]. Seriously, I don't think this put us in dire straits. If it was a do or die situation, like some journalists are suggesting, we would've inflated the price of the event. We're doing fine."

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RowdyBec site profile image  

1/11/13 4:20 PM by RowdyBec

Like I said... too much focus on those numbers, not enough on everything else :)

MrMead site profile image  

1/11/13 4:08 PM by MrMead

Becky no offense but the numbers etc are the only thing that will keep those quality fights going. Plus I really don't think anyone is "talking shit" about Invicta.

TartanTopTeamsHeroinWhore site profile image  

1/11/13 4:03 PM by TartanTopTeamsHeroinWhore

They're prolly not paying the fighters much - the UFC doesn't so why would they...Guessing there's be a lot of volunteer staff too at this point.

RowdyBec site profile image  

1/11/13 4:00 PM by RowdyBec

I always wonder how many people that talk shit on Invicta actually have been to an Invicta event??  Invicta treats their fighters like royalty & it's a BENEFIT for MMA as a whole that Invicta continues to succeed. Too much focus on numbers... not enough focus on the quality fights & professionalism that the promotion delivers in spades :) 

Crooklyn site profile image  

1/11/13 2:54 PM by Crooklyn

He's actually a pretty nice guy. And regardless of the way he phrased  his comment, he's on Team Invicta :)

Ryann Von Doom site profile image  

1/11/13 2:40 PM by Ryann Von Doom

He must be a hoot at parties...

Crooklyn site profile image  

1/11/13 2:37 PM by Crooklyn

She was joking around, hence the [laughs] right after the comment and the 'seriously' to start the next one.

Tap In site profile image  

1/11/13 2:33 PM by Tap In

How do you know a company isn't doing fine?The ceo makes a public statement that they are doing fine

Card site profile image  

1/11/13 2:32 PM by Card

Looking forward to the debut of Sarah Kaufman

DreamSTi site profile image  

1/11/13 2:28 PM by DreamSTi

I would guess Showtime will pick them up.



 

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