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UFC jacks up pay-per-view (PPV) price for UFC 168: 'Weidman vs. Silva 2'

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is set to raise its pay-per-view (PPV) price by $5 for this month's UFC 168 event.

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Post #1   12/5/13 7:50:08PM   

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Do it on an event that nobody wants to miss...you sly, selfish bastards.

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That's jacked up.

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They could jack it up $20 for all I care cause the look on my friends faces when Weidman finishes Anderson again will be totally priceless. WAR Weidman!!!!

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In related news, you also have to order the event through the Obamacare website. Technicians are on standby.

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Post #5   12/5/13 8:54:25PM   

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Pretty fucked up move this
Plus the new network for fights to watch overseas

UFC gonna lose some fans.

Post #6   12/5/13 9:08:03PM   

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They can fuck off. PPV is too much as is. Most the time its not worth it. #greedypricks

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Posted by prophecy033

They can fuck off. PPV is too much as is. Most the time its not worth it. #greedypricks



Doesn't bother me too much personally actually, but I think its a dumb business decision.

Raising the price is going to drive some people away, even if not many. On an event like this that is likely to sell through the roof, you're better off going after buys than price. Raising the price gets you $5 more per buy. But for everyone you drive off, you're losing $55 (opportunity cost baby.)

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Now that is downright annoying.

Post #9   12/6/13 12:01:25AM   

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Is it a four-hour event?

If this is move based on an intangible factor like quality and not something definite like time, then shouldn't they lower the price for events that lack title fights? Poor move, UFC.

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The price didn't go up on ufc.tv. When our average residential home advances to the point where it's simple and everyone has the capability to order them direct and cut out the middleman, being cable/dish providers, we could actually see prices drop since the middleman gets a pretty outrageously high amount. Guaranteed cable/sat providers are dreading the day it becomes just as convenient and easy for the average consumer to watch online PPV's on your big-screen. So many will already only be watching TV via the web by that point anyways.

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to those who still buy PPVs

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Posted by Bubbles

to those who still buy PPVs



Uhhhh, we all do. Sorry Zuffa lawyers, he was joking.

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Posted by Bubbles

to those who still buy PPVs



Exactly

I mean, I don't stream or DL torrents. I just don't watch them at all.

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