segunda-feira, 8 de abril de 2013

Because, UFC?

Ultimate Fighting Championship has been the marriage of economic struggles of the events of the second echelon of the organization, called the UFC on Fox, UFC on FX and UFC on Fuel TV.

The increased demand for events and the expansion of the franchise worldwide justifies cards that, in most cases, only the main fight has appeal to fans of mixed martial arts.

The measure is needed especially for the high cost of production and logistics overseas. In contrast, invests in opportunities to local fighters, resulting in dissatisfaction of the public eager for epic battles.

The British, for example, has complained that the presence of idols which is the main market for the Ultimate in Europe and this will be the trend of the countries that host cards outside the United States.

Brazil was awarded renowned players like Anderson Silva, Jose Aldo and Vitor Belfort, but, except for the first show in Rio de Janeiro, which marked the UFC's return to the birthplace of the sport, the remaining cards are notorious for similarity the national event.

Paradoxically, the athletes give themselves scaled such that, mere adjuncts in search of career consolidation, the stars are ephemeral performances that often are not repeated, but serve the purpose of presenting a show to justify the value of the ticket paid by the public.

Although the donation of fighters compensates the absence of unforgettable stars, the UFC will have to review the strategy of promoting events by placing at least two fights organizations to avoid fiascos like UFC 151, which tarnished the legacy of the organization as the only card canceled in twenty years of operations.

When Dan Henderson announced the knee injury a few days before the fight against Jon Jones, president Dana White found himself in the midst of chaos, as the co-main meeting Jake Ellenberger and Jay Hieron, who under normal circumstances, would never do to struggle to fund a show of that magnitude.

The UFC on Fuel TV 9 suffered the same ailment. With the departure of Alexander Gustafsson's second Swedish edition, Gegard Mousasi was at the mercy of a competitor who is worthy to face him the five days of the confrontation. After bad joke of Wanderlei Silva and Vitor Belfort failed attempt to save the main event and the Ilir Latifi incognito, of Sweden, took the post of deputy star maximum.

Only the future will reveal unfortunate occurrences for the Ultimate Fighting Championship - and their customers - or the organization's ability to get ahead in contingency situations common in a physical contact sport that requires its practitioners to practice high-level physical and technical.

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