MMA Affliction to make huge announcement

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  1. EG6

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    http://mmarated.com/blogs/blog/2008...change_the_world_of_mma__forthcoming-686.html

    Supposedly it's a tv deal and/or joint co-promotion

    Yum...I'll take 2x orders of the girl on the left :wackit:

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  2. checkii

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    HouseLing When masturbations lost its fun you'r fucking lazy

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    I don't see how of changes much mma wise.
     
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    HandgunFantasy My purity you stole.

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    well as long as its not toys/dolls.....
     
  6. dengar

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    This is HUGE news!!!!!

    Golden Boy has a huge stable of sick MMA fighters......err wait.
     
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    HandgunFantasy My purity you stole.

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    golden boy will probably help with production and promotion, hbo will air probably air affliction events

    the only reason i think this is "huge news" to affliction is that it means they wont have to fold shop...
     
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    you guys are up early
     
  9. ChampKind

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    Golden Boy is piped into places like HBO so if Golden Boy is co promoting and spending money, it will help fund Affliction and get it on tv. It is huge for them in that regard, but I dont think it will impact UFC much
     
  10. HouseLing

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    Unless they are going to announce a cross promotion with the ufc on hbo for a fedor/randy fight :cool:
     
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    the way it's being reported it sounds like it dosnt matter if randy wins that fight or not, they are still trying to put it togeqther :dunno:

    In fact, if they are trying to put it togeather, the ufc would probobly want randy to not have the belt. Which is another reason to give him a fight against lesnar, who looks like a bad matchup for randy. Probobly the worst one I can think of out of all the current ufc HWs.
     
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    I agree, I think they want Lesnar to beat Couture so they won't lose face no matter what happens in Fedor v Randy.
     
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    yeah if goldenboy promotions gets on this it will get big. Thats pretty much guaranteed HBO deal and there are a lot of people who subscribe to hbo just because of boxing. If de la hoya is promoting and they have an event like this for free they will be able to get a lot of boxing fans to watch it as well.
     
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    How is that showtime and cbs deal working out for EliteXC?

    They must be pulling in the the cash right?
     
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  17. The Ripper

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    yeah but elite xc was stupid because they were attempting to market to casual fans and alienate true mma fans and the UFC fan base. They tried to make a whole league off of a hand full of fighters. Affliction has more reputable fights and can put out shows that every one wants to see.
     
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    Unless Golden Boy calls out BJ Penn then...
     
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    I'm not too fond of how Goldenboy has handled boxing promotions. If it's true that they're merging, I predict disaster as far as show/card quality is concerned. We could see Fedor vs Arlovski as the ONLY fight on the card, or have an undercard with no names.
     
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    Casual fans are where you make all of your money.

    Hardcore MMA fans don't give a fuck about who Fedor is fighting. They are bored of watching Arlovski from the UFC. They don't know who Barnett is. Who is going to draw these people in..Belfort? Lindland? Whitehead?

    I think Kimbo is probably a bigger draw than all of those guys to the casual MMA fan.
     
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    Maybe for 1 or 2 fights, but the only way to sustain yourself in this industry is to turn casual fans into more than just casual fans. They need to want to see your show even when Kimbo isn't fighting. The way to do that is to put on quality fights every show, every time.

    That's the UFC's business model, and there's a reason they are the biggest fish in the pond.
     
  23. energie

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    :hsugh: there's more reasons why the UFC is the biggest fish in the pond, and its because of all the money behind it, the way they developed/marketed the product and not to mention the names behind UFC.


    the average fan thinks kimbo is some kind of super human and would dominate but we all know the truth about that.



    the reason why UFC is where its at, because of the marketing/promo behind it. If affliction could come off with the names and hype that UFC had when it first started (no holds bar/etc), it could very well be in the same position.


    But what does affliction have going for themselves other then having a talented roster for the most part, they have fedor who a large portion of the US market had no idea who he was until he laid a beating on fedor. They need the stars and gimick that UFC had right before it became widely popular/successful (TUF1 time period)

    There known as the clothing company that puts on MMA fights time to time.
     
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    wat?
     
  25. Gogoplata

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    this is a gay merger and affliction will fail.
     

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