MMA-UFC UFC 243 - October 6

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JG22

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With all the fury at seating for the basketball last night are people still excited by this event? That will put a few people off I'm sure
Thought the same

It’s just the reality of using a venue that’s not meant for the sport.
 

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Is it a decent view from there or relying on the big screens still?
Sorry forgot to reply. A few mates were in the stands for 193 and reckon it was ok, didn’t need the screens so much. I guess we’ll be able to see down into the octagon, not like for Rod Laver but I reckon better than being on the ground.
 

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Ben Sosoli's fight on The Contender finished with an accidental eye poke, i'm sure they were hoping for a big KO win to add him to the Melbourne card. I reckon he's a chance to get on anyway, hopefully Jim Crute gets through unscathed as well.

I also wonder if they're looking at Kitt Campbell? He's fighting on a Hex card in October on the Friday before this card so he's no chance on this one, i figure he'll get a go at some point though.
 

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Ben Sosoli's fight on The Contender finished with an accidental eye poke, i'm sure they were hoping for a big KO win to add him to the Melbourne card. I reckon he's a chance to get on anyway, hopefully Jim Crute gets through unscathed as well.

I also wonder if they're looking at Kitt Campbell? He's fighting on a Hex card in October on the Friday before this card so he's no chance on this one, i figure he'll get a go at some point though.
Sosoli was garbage on the ultimate fighter. I'm surprised he got a 2nd chance. He is way off UFC material.
 

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Still, I have a hard time getting excited about watching our regional fighters in a UFC cage. It's the same regional product, just more expensive tickets. I know logistics make it difficult but I'd far prefer to watch a Brazilian fight a Yank than our regional fighters we've seen at HEX. Am I alone in this, or do people prefer to cheer us on, on the bigger stage?
 

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Has a win over current UFC fighter Kenan Song. Song got signed after this fight/loss surprisingly

Still, I have a hard time getting excited about watching our regional fighters in a UFC cage. It's the same regional product, just more expensive tickets. I know logistics make it difficult but I'd far prefer to watch a Brazilian fight a Yank than our regional fighters we've seen at HEX. Am I alone in this, or do people prefer to cheer us on, on the bigger stage?
Of course we would prefer the stars but we are in an unfavourable part of the world not watched by alot of Americans. The main card was a big co main away from being really good like if Volk and Holloway had got on there or they got a Till Gastelum on there it would have been fire but oh well. As for the prelims it's always gonna be Aussies.

Too bad Pedro and Crute weren't available
 

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Of course we would prefer the stars but we are in an unfavourable part of the world not watched by alot of Americans. The main card was a big co main away from being really good like if Volk and Holloway had got on there or they got a Till Gastelum on there it would have been fire but oh well. As for the prelims it's always gonna be Aussies.

Too bad Pedro and Crute weren't available
Our timezone suits the Americans perfectly though so it isn't an excuse to not give us bigger fights other than cost of their flights.

Couldn't disagree more with your last statement tbh. Pedro is terrible and I've seen Crute 2x in Hex and once in the UFC already; why can't we get fresh fights instead?

TBF, if more people want to see Crute then keep doing it, I must be in the minority but gee I've had enough of Matthews, Tuivasa, Pedro etc. Would far prefer overseas talent...

The Canada fight night card (Cowboy/Gaethje) is better than this PPV. We just get taken advantage of IMO
 

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Our timezone suits the Americans perfectly though so it isn't an excuse to not give us bigger fights other than cost of their flights.

Couldn't disagree more with your last statement tbh. Pedro is terrible and I've seen Crute 2x in Hex and once in the UFC already; why can't we get fresh fights instead?

TBF, if more people want to see Crute then keep doing it, I must be in the minority but gee I've had enough of Matthews, Tuivasa, Pedro etc. Would far prefer overseas talent...

The Canada fight night card (Cowboy/Gaethje) is better than this PPV. We just get taken advantage of IMO
Because if a bloke only has 3 chances to fight in the UFC he's not gonna waste one flying to another country for a fight. All of the overseas cards generally suck for talent it's just a fact. The main 2 producers if elite talent are Brazil and America and winning a barely watched prelim fight in Australia isn't gonna cause ripples in the UFC world
 

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Because if a bloke only has 3 chances to fight in the UFC he's not gonna waste one flying to another country for a fight. All of the overseas cards generally suck for talent it's just a fact. The main 2 producers if elite talent are Brazil and America and winning a barely watched prelim fight in Australia isn't gonna cause ripples in the UFC world
You're not saying anything new or unknown here. They also aren't reasons as to why we get a s**t PPV every time they come down under. Majority of UFC's revenue comes from ESPN. Our time zone suits ESPN and North America perfectly so we can in fact have better fights, they just know we'll lap up scraps...

Main & co-main are worth watching here; the rest is downright awful on paper.
 

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