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6/21/11 5:29 PM
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According to Dana White, the UFC does not have a monopoly on the sport of MMA. Curious to hear your thoughts? Full Story
 
6/21/11 5:30 PM
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 If  they aren't one, they sure want to become one.  Interfere in the competition's business practices, the ability of fighters to retain sponsorship, buy up any and all serious threats.

Sounds like a company that wants to become a monopoly to me.
6/21/11 5:36 PM
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here come the anti-ufc trollz...
6/21/11 5:38 PM
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 Anti-UFC troll?  I either purchase, go to a friends house, or go to a bar to watch every single show.  I love it.

But to pretend they aren't a monopoly?

C'mon son.
6/21/11 5:39 PM
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jjj2121 -  If  they aren't one, they sure want to become one.  Interfere in the competition's business practices, the ability of fighters to retain sponsorship, buy up any and all serious threats.

Sounds like a company that wants to become a monopoly to me.

6/21/11 5:41 PM
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"But to pretend they aren't a monopoly?"

To act like they are a monopoly is to be willfully ignorant of the word's meaning. By definition, the UFC is not a monopoly.

Whether or not you choose to accept the proper meaning of the word is of no real consquence. The UFC does not fit the definition.
6/21/11 5:41 PM
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 It's the MMA illuminati.  Zuffa is slowly taking over the world.http://www.perfect-icons.com/stock-icons/small-phone40.gif
6/21/11 5:57 PM
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absolutely not a monopoly. just not a bright idea to try to run a big mma business opposite them. some people find out the hard way
6/21/11 6:06 PM
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jjj2121 -  If  they aren't one, they sure want to become one.  Interfere in the competition's business practices, the ability of fighters to retain sponsorship, buy up any and all serious threats.

Sounds like a company that wants to become a monopoly to me.


Truth.

This was their goal until the government started taking a look at them.
6/21/11 6:07 PM
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Altofsky - "But to pretend they aren't a monopoly?"

To act like they are a monopoly is to be willfully ignorant of the word's meaning. By definition, the UFC is not a monopoly.

Whether or not you choose to accept the proper meaning of the word is of no real consquence. The UFC does not fit the definition.


c'mon son
6/21/11 6:12 PM
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 Picture below

Hand of Dana White, Lorenzo Fertitia, Frank Fertitia, and the eye in the middle is Zuffa himself.   Well oiled machine and they are also close with the Bildergergs.http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-egPegOSkV60/TckowPZebxI/AAAAAAAAAH0/s6zCu3HsImk/s1600/Illuminati-Haende-gr.jpghttp://www.perfect-icons.com/stock-icons/small-phone40.gif
6/21/11 6:58 PM
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Until there are absolutely NO other pro mma promotions in the US, there is no monopoly. Phone Post
6/21/11 6:58 PM
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Altofsky - "But to pretend they aren't a monopoly?"

To act like they are a monopoly is to be willfully ignorant of the word's meaning. By definition, the UFC is not a monopoly.

Whether or not you choose to accept the proper meaning of the word is of no real consquence. The UFC does not fit the definition.


Can u elaborate on what u think is a "real" monopoly? Not calling u out, I'd really like to know what it is. Thanks.
6/21/11 7:01 PM
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Main Entry: mo·nop·o·ly
Pronunciation: \m?-?nä-p(?-)l?\
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural mo·nop·o·lies
Etymology: Latin monopolium, from Greek monop?lion, from mon- p?lein to sell
Date: 1534
1 : exclusive ownership through legal privilege, command of supply, or concerted action
2 : exclusive possession or control
3 : a commodity controlled by one party
4 : one that has a monopoly Phone Post
6/21/11 7:39 PM
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People don't understand what a monopoly is. Phone Post
6/21/11 7:54 PM
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Altofsky - "But to pretend they aren't a monopoly?"

To act like they are a monopoly is to be willfully ignorant of the word's meaning. By definition, the UFC is not a monopoly.

Whether or not you choose to accept the proper meaning of the word is of no real consquence. The UFC does not fit the definition.


It may not fit the dictionary definition, but it certainly fits the look of a monopoly when discussing it in terms of US anti-trust laws. Seriously, I can name one nationally shown mma promoter, and that's bellator. Everyone else is a least two steps below zuffa. The regional shows will probably save them. they do get attendance and tv viewers still.


In terms of anti-trust laws, the UFC shows a concerning amount of consolidation within the industry. However, the barrier for breaking into the industry is relatively small. For example, it is much harder to start an auto manufacturer than an MMA promotion. Bellator's quick rise is a testament to this fact.
6/21/11 7:56 PM
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I think that Dana is talking about it because Zuffa is probably starting to get heat from the FTC.
6/21/11 8:23 PM
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My opinion, the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL must all have monopolies on their sports as well...right? I'm not good enough to play in the NFL and there really aren't any other major leagues on their level same as all the other major sports.

MMA has a lot of different options, they are far from being a monopoly BUT the UFC is the major LEAGUE in their sport....

If you aren't good enough to play in the UFC, shut the fuck up, because I can't play basketball and you dont hear me bitching about the NBA having a monopoly hahaha
6/21/11 8:30 PM
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The beginning of the end.
6/21/11 8:39 PM
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People don't understand what a monopoly is.


Agreed. Hopefully the definition clears things up. The UFC is not a monopoly, period. Phone Post
6/21/11 8:40 PM
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No more blatant monopoly has ever existed. We have all watched it blatantly and brutishly created. It's a well documented undertaking done right out in the open.

Zuffa makes moves like purchasing other orgs, for one reason and one reason only. Competition elimination. They must not let MMA turn into a legitimate sport, because then they would lose control.

So, as long as Zuffa remains in a monopolistic position. MMA will never be a "sport", it will always just be a TV show owned and controlled by Zuffa. They are holding it and the lives of thousands of people back, because of greed.

The company should be broken up now. And MMA should be allowed to evolve into a true sport. It needs to be released so that it can grow.

Monopoly
1 : exclusive control of a particular market that is marked by the power to control prices and exclude competition and that esp. is developed willfully rather than as the result of superior products or skill.
2 : The exclusive control by one company of a service or product.
a. an enterprise exercising this control
b. the product or service so controlled
6/21/11 8:50 PM
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Dana has fucked himself badly this time, and his rich friends too. These are not the types Dana is used to dealing with. They are going to put the bell boy in place. Once they are done with him, Dana White will have as much influence in mma as Bob Meyrowitz or Federico Lapenda have today.
6/21/11 8:52 PM
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6/21/11 9:00 PM
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isn't the UFC owned by Zuffa? and the UFC doesn't own any other orgs. zuffa has purchased several and is still running them as a seperate company, therefor Zuffa may be getting close to the monopoly edge, but since they are still running as seperate companies, (SF, UFC, WEC etc.) there are no laws being broken
6/21/11 9:03 PM
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If this is the case then the nfl nhl and nba are monopolys as well.the Ufc is the number one mma orginization. Dont mistake success for a monopoly.

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