Originally Posted by Punisher73
Once again the "Vince McMahon" media-hype has earned him tons more free press and publicity.
UFC markets to the same crowd as the WWE. They WANT the drama and the hype to get ticket sales. Do you guys REALLY think that what Dana does isn't calculated and planned?
Look at all the drama and hype between fighters before most events. It is on purpose. It gets interest and buys. It's also why no other competition in MMA comes close to the draws that the UFC gets.
Except tickets are selling as PPV numbers have dwindled in what has been a disastrous year for the UFC. Likewise the assumption that the UFC/WWE fan base are the same is also spurious. If what has certainly been a poor year for Zuffa represents calculated planning -bearing in mind the numbers have been very poor this year off the back of routine cancelled fights and even cancelled shows- then most fans obviously aren't as clued up as yourself.
Likewise they're the only marquee Org left in MMA because of their aggressive business strategy which is now seeing the UFC have a very rough year. But you think they're still a draw?