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cuervoplays Says, in 11-20-2011 at 18:22:44 from 70.29.82.182    

I actually agree with most of what Dana says, and have a ton of respect for the UFC business model, but the Fox show DID NOT go well. If it did, he wouldn’t have looked so obviously pissed off after the event.

I think it will be part a learning experience, and not the end of the world, but to deny that it could have been much better is just burying your head in the sand.

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samiel Says, in 11-20-2011 at 18:33:45 from 62.195.206.165    

dana is totally right about the fox fight.

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RickNasty Says, in 11-21-2011 at 03:21:58 from 101.99.132.247    

either Shogun should have won or it should have been a draw. After taking that much punishment and coming back, THAT is the heart of a f*cking true champion.

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johnny6pack Says, in 11-21-2011 at 08:56:51 from 198.103.104.11    

@cuervoplays: the only thing that the UFC did wrong for the Fox show was not show the Guida-Henderson fight. Aside from that, they achieved every goal they had for that event.

Sure, they could’ve cracked 10 million viewers with a lead-in from Bendo-Guida, but it was a one-off deal off the contract. So they GAVE that fight away to Fox. For free. UFC revenue for that fight was the gate.

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kuelniss Says, in 11-21-2011 at 10:00:27 from 24.84.200.247    

You’re on crack if you think the UFC gave that fight to Fox free, that’s a huge draw of a fight. They made a deal for it, trust me, you’re an idiot.

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cuervoplays Says, in 11-21-2011 at 10:28:29 from 66.206.116.3    

@johny6pack: “the only thing that the UFC did wrong for the Fox show was not show the Guida-Henderson fight.”

Putting everything into one fight that lasted a minute is not a little mistake. You could see how annoyed Dana was about that, and he’s just trying to save face now.

As for their “goals” for the event, I would say the main goal was to draw in more regular fans. Do you think that there are a lot of “new fans” who saw the JDS/Cain fight and are now saying “wow, I have to see more fights like that. That was awesome!”?

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agent002 Says, in 11-22-2011 at 15:15:42 from 99.90.5.184    

i love fuel tv…but i think if he put the whole card on fox it would of been huge. even if the main event went the way it did.

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