Things just haven’t been rolling the UFC’s way lately. If you tried to order the fights through DirecTV and couldn’t, you weren’t alone. Something happened where the fights weren’t available for any of the people stuck with that cable provider. And the gate…
“It was the worst gate since 2007 for a pay-per-view, without a doubt,” White said following the post-event press conference.
But where White said the company was prepared was in understanding the issues the Denver area has been through of late.
“We’ve been talking abbot it – the shootings here, the fires – it’s been a really bad summer for this place,” White told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). “Once all that stuff was going down, we thought, ‘It’s not going to be a good gate here.’
I dunno, does that sound reasonable? First we hear about the Avengers and the Olympics, but UFC 150 tickets had been on sale since a month before the Dark Knight shootings. I can certainly imagine people being distracted when their entire state is on fire, but still. Maybe it’s time for the UFC to take a look at their ticket prices and marketing? They’ve been lucky enough to be relatively recession proof over the past few years but money isn’t exactly flowing through the streets these days.