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8/16/13 11:08 AM
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When the Viacom-owned Bellator announced that they were going into the PPV business in November with a show headlined by Tito Ortiz vs. Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson, UFC president Dana White offered a blunt assessment.

"They have no f—-ing clue what they're doing."

Not long after, Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney fired back, without ever using the word UFC or the name Dana White.

"The one thing that I've always said about pay-per-view is that you can't force feed pay-per-views down people's throats month in and month out," said Rebeny. "You can't do it as a repetitive vehicle."

"Our point of difference is that we're real sports competition, and when it boils down to world title fights, when it boils down to crowning our champion at 170, or 55 or 45 or whatever weight class, guys are going to earn the right to fight for that championship and they're going to have to beat the champion... We're not sitting around waiting for some wrestler to lose two fights straight and then bark his way into a 205 world title fight. That's just not the essence of what we do."

At the UFN 26 press conference, White was dismissive.

"I saw Bjork was talking some smack, I'm like, dude, just shut up and run your business," said White. "That's what you should have done when you started and you had some legs to stand on. They're hurting."

“I’m sure you guys saw... when they did their press conference, all they talked about was me,” said White on Thursday. “What are they going to talk about? That fight? ‘Well, you guys have lost your last 10 fights, uh, how do you think this fight is going to go? Well, I can tell you this, one of us is going to win. Somebody’s ‘O’ has got to go.’ But it’s the opposite of what you normally talk about."

"Obviously they need money, good for them. Let them do their thing."

"How's your competitive spirit feeling? My video blog does more f---ing viewers than their television show does. I'm not feeling very competitive."

The average views for the season of Fight Master televsion shows to date are:
Episode 1: 432,000
Episode 2: 545,000
Episode 3: 676,000
Episode 4: 505,000
Episode 5: 441,000
Episode 6: 629,000
Episode 7: 398,000

For anyone interested in head by head comparison with the Bellator fight shows, the average views for the last half dozen events are:
Bellator 92: 741,000
Bellator 93: 748,000
Bellator 94: 713,000
Bellator 95: 901,000
Bellator 96: 480,000
Bellator 97: 697,000

The playlist for Dana White's vlogs shows that the views for the last couple of years range from a low of around 160,000 to a high of 878,390, with an average of well over 200,000. At first glance, it does not appear as if Dana's vlogs usually get more views than Fight Master. However, White often does two, three, or even four vlogs for each card, which could indeed mean that his vlog does more views than Bellator's show, on a show by show basis.

The success of Dana's vlog is a testament to the power of the internet, the power of the UFC brand, and the remarkable power of Dana White.


8/16/13 11:14 AM
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By "television show" I think BLAF meant Fight Master, not the actual Bellator events.

8/16/13 11:23 AM
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Who writes these blogs? They never seem to re-read what they just wrote.

Point out Chris's error, and I will correct it, as usual.

8/16/13 11:26 AM
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By "television show" I think BLAF meant Fight Master, not the actual Bellator events.

This. And I think he's right about some episodes Phone Post
8/16/13 11:31 AM
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"White generally does two, three, or even four vlogs for each card"

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8/16/13 11:34 AM
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I also got the impression the BLAF was talking about fightmaster, not Bellator events. Phone Post 3.0
8/16/13 11:44 AM
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8/16/13 11:53 AM
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I wish the backstage footage would become a staple, in the same way the pressers and weigh-ins are expected for every event.

This isn't meant in a self-entitlement way... just expressing how much I like the backstage footage. I don't feel like you "get to know the fighters" as well at autograph signings, pressers and the like... the game-face comes out.
8/16/13 12:02 PM
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Who writes these blogs? They never seem to re-read what they just wrote.

Point out Chris's error, and I will correct it, as usual.

Lol, the blaming Chris thing never stops being funny.

Seriously though, tell Chris that Dana was talking about Fight Master after you fix the OP. Phone Post

I'll let him know, when he wakes up.

8/16/13 12:04 PM
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He meant Fight Master, not their MMA shows.

8/16/13 12:06 PM
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Dana White UFC 140 Vlog Day 1

by UFC 308,072 views

Behind the scenes at UFC 139.

 

Dana White UFC 135 VLOG Day 2

by UFC 414,034 views

 

Dana White video blog UFC 127 Weigh-ins

  • by UFC
  • 2 years ago
  • 878,277 views
 
8/16/13 12:29 PM
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Dana White UFC 140 Vlog Day 1

by UFC 308,072 views

Behind the scenes at UFC 139.

 

Dana White UFC 135 VLOG Day 2

by UFC 414,034 views

 

Dana White video blog UFC 127 Weigh-ins

  • by UFC
  • 2 years ago
  • 878,277 views
 
Numbers are dropping off Phone Post 3.0
8/16/13 12:31 PM
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CUBSWANSONko'dMYloveForANDERSON - "White generally does two, three, or even four vlogs for each card"

hardeehardeehar

He puts out maybe one for every three events these days.

8/16/13 12:34 PM
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ugh the titles are getting ridiculously out of hand...
8/16/13 12:49 PM
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Yup Chris fucks things up again. Ship him to Bellator!!!!! Phone Post 3.0
8/16/13 12:59 PM
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You cant really compare the 2, but the overall point is correct.  Fightmaster has failed.  Even with the TNA lead in the live events werent a game changer.  They needed a successful reality show.

And Instead of bolstering the free live event product they are now going all in on the ppv.  They cant sell their product for free so now they are trying to charge $40 for it...   Didnt Spike learn anything from working with Zuffa all those years?

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Please put some big names on the Manchester card Dana. Wandy or Diaz? it needs a big name to improve it because at the minute its like a Bellator card.
8/16/13 1:27 PM
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dfw jr - Yup Chris fucks things up again. Ship him to Bellator!!!!! Phone Post 3.0
Aaaahahahha! Phone Post 3.0
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dfw jr - Yup Chris fucks things up again. Ship him to Bellator!!!!! Phone Post 3.0
LOL!!!! Phone Post 3.0
8/16/13 2:08 PM
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dfw jr - Yup Chris fucks things up again. Ship him to Bellator!!!!! Phone Post 3.0
Lol Phone Post 3.0
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dfw jr - Yup Chris fucks things up again. Ship him to Bellator!!!!! Phone Post 3.0

LOL. The troll blood is strong in this one....
8/16/13 2:37 PM
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dfw jr - Yup Chris fucks things up again. Ship him to Bellator!!!!! Phone Post 3.0
lmao! Phone Post
8/16/13 2:44 PM
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You can buy youtube views dana, but i'm sure you already knew that. Phone Post 3.0
8/16/13 2:47 PM
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How many minutes long are the vlogs?

I didn't even know he made them yet I have watched a lot of Bellator shows and FightMaster.
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LOL Phone Post 3.0

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