UnderGround Forums Dana trying to make UFC 249 a supercard

3/26/20 11:03 AM
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And if they keep it behind a double pay wall no one will watch. If they were smart they would put the supercard live on ABC. Take advantage of everyone being home but they are too greedy for that! 

thats a lot of money to leave on the table and doubt any network would be willing to pay what he could make on PPV with it.

With the levels of unemployment right now and with bars closed they'd be better off selling commercials and put it on ABC during prime time time 

3/26/20 12:20 PM
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3/26/20 1:32 PM
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knappster -

It should be free if it happens. 

Why? Cause you nobody so? 

 

ill happily pay for it

do u work for the ufc seriously ? UFC has made MUCH money off us and off PPV.Ive bought myself over 200 events times that by 50 that 10000 dollars They can goive BACK to the fans who many of which are struggling

3/26/20 1:45 PM
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Bereal - 
Mutant - 

And if they keep it behind a double pay wall no one will watch. If they were smart they would put the supercard live on ABC. Take advantage of everyone being home but they are too greedy for that! 


Dude-

I know the UFC can get greedy sometimes. However, lets be real. Dana is not only making an effort to keep this card rolling, but add some big fights to the biggest fight in UFC history.

Dana is a badass but people will still complain about the $5 paywall lol
3/26/20 1:46 PM
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knappster - 

It should be free if it happens. 


Yeah you'd be great at business I bet
3/26/20 1:47 PM
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I'll believe it when I see it.

We were promised as much when they bought PRIDE FC, yet look at the awful cards they do. Not even average cards but completely awful cards.

3/26/20 3:19 PM
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Mutant -

And if they keep it behind a double pay wall no one will watch. If they were smart they would put the supercard live on ABC. Take advantage of everyone being home but they are too greedy for that! 

Mutant nailed this.

 

UFC can't help but to financially trip themselves up. Who wouldn't press the buy button on this?

 

-shit, I know. The millions of people that have no fucking clue where or how to watch this card.

 

Double paywall is the worst UTC idea ever, right there with the horrible Reebok deal.

3/26/20 3:30 PM
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Paywalls, ratings, who is watching, who is not, all that stuff means nothing to me here.

To me this is like when I wanted to see Rickson vs Saku more than anything, thats how big Khabib vs Tony is to me now.

I just want to see it, the fact Dana is saying he is going to give us Khabib vs Tony and the best card ever (hopefully one of the UFC's best), well that is just icing on the cake.

Just want to see it, nothing else matters.

3/27/20 8:29 AM
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Damn, Rogan not planning to call this one. Maybe he changes his mind if it gets as stacked as much as Dana says.

 

 

https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/3/27/21196722/morning-report-joe-rogan-comments-on-dana-whites-plan-to-move-forward-with-ufc-249

 

 

“The UFC is talking about putting on a fight on April 18th,” Rogan said. “I don’t know how they’re gonna do that. I don’t know if they’re gonna be able to do that in the United States. They’re talking about doing it in a place with less than 10 people, just an open arena - I guess someone’s gonna commentate it [but] it’s not gonna be me - and they’re gonna be duking it out in an empty place. And they’re gonna try to do that on the 18th.”

 

3/27/20 9:12 AM
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3/27/20 9:20 AM
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Interdasting. Just recently Khabib uploading a vid of him running up some Dagestani hill. So that means that he's fooling peopl and his team jumped in some plane right before a complete closing of Russian borders that happened last night.

3/27/20 9:22 AM
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the location is a chemical lab for Ngannou

3/27/20 10:20 AM
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Co Main will be Jones vs A Breathalyzer 

3/27/20 10:31 AM
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is there anywhere in the world where they can have live gate ?

3/27/20 10:56 AM
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Winston Wolf -

is there anywhere in the world where they can have live gate ?

I don't think so. It would be nice to have some background noise though. I seriously wish they had piped in brazillian death threats on the last card. Just some type of extra noise. The fans don't make the fights, but it's like a sitcom without a laugh track.

3/27/20 1:28 PM
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Dana might charge 200bucks for the supercard

3/27/20 11:46 PM
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put all the main fights from the cancelled cards on 249, make it a monster

3/28/20 1:44 AM
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Add Reyes Santos

3/28/20 2:05 AM
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I want to see Edmen vs Brunson 

3/28/20 6:39 AM
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Acidic -

I want to see Edmen vs Brunson 

Yeah that was one of my favorite fights on any of March/April cards.

 

3/28/20 6:46 AM
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I understand why Dana can't give the press the new location yet, I understand everything might not be done there but I don't understand why he can't start announcing some of the new added fights and cancelled fights that have been taken off the card.

UFC likes to put info out on Fridays so I thought we might get some of the additions to and cancellations from the card yesterday.

3/29/20 7:56 AM
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I think they are going to announce the new card all at once sometime this week, likely Friday.

Besides the fight of the decade main event, I was looking forward to the Rose, Cutelaba, Makhachev, Stephens, Jacare, Muradov, and Umar fights. Really hoping most of them stay on the card and the additional fights are just as good.

Here is the original card:

UFC 249 Quick Card

 

3/31/20 2:29 AM
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Even if a couple big fights get added to this card, the loss of Khabib vs Tony would be just terrible.

I've heard the Usman Masvidal and Woodly Covington talk and I know none of those guys are fighting each other short notice, the talk is just bullshit.

Lets see what Dana can do here.

Have zero faith in him creating a great supercard at this point, maybe his heart was in the right place but its more likely it was just promoter bullshit from the start.

3/31/20 3:24 AM
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Bellator has cancelled their April/May cards.

ONE has cancelled their April/May cards.

PFL regular season is postponed.

UFC will be the only game in town. Lets see what they can do. People like the escape of sports during tough times. UFC running in a safe way is a good thing IMO.