| Posted on July 8, 2012, 9:41 p.m.
Remember Rashad/Rampage? That was hyped to all hell as being an amazing card, but besides the Russow fight, the rest of the fights were either screwjobs, Lil Nog winning, or boring ass fights. While the very next PPV was regarded as one of the weaker events, yet it turned out to be one of the best of the year. Nearly every fight on that card was amazing.
Same can be said here. Last nights PPV was beyond boring for the most part. Most of the fights just seemed meh. They should have been fun and exciting but they simply weren't. I admit I'm one of the few who didn't care for the ending to the main event, but even the fights leading up to that were outright boring.
Same can be said for the Brazil PPV, it was supposed to be awesome, the best fight of the night was the main event and even that wasn't overly stellar. The rest of the event was boring as hell. Yet leading up, we all assumed it was going to be amazing fights since Brazilians are generally scrappy and entertaining. Instead we got about 30 nut shots and 10 decisions.
Now in a few weeks we'll have a lesser known PPV or even TV card that will blow our minds and be entertaining as hell, despite not really featuring many named fighters.
Perhaps we just overhype a fight or card and when it doesn't live up to expectations, it feels poor.
| Posted on July 8, 2012, 9:46 p.m.
I think the last line nailed it but I found 148 entertaining. I didn't pay full price though and would prob. feel different if I did.
MMA is just too hard to predict as far as entertainment.
So if a rivalry has great hype from interviews, TUF, or w/e then just enjoy that and come in with reasonable expectations for the fight. Treat them separately, don't use fight hype or name value as a barometer for how much the fight will rule.
There are exceptions that are guaranteed fireworks.
| Posted on July 8, 2012, 9:48 p.m.
a hyped pay per view can do nothing more than live up to expectations. a non hyped up ppv will at worst fade away.
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| Posted on July 8, 2012, 11:10 p.m.
I paid full-price for UFC 148. It felt...weird. Was a fun card, but worth the $60? IDK what to say on that front. Just how bizarre the card was as a whole threw me for a loop, and it didn't help that the fights that were hyped was "meh", especially Ortiz/Griffin. I don't think I've ever seen Ortiz look slower.
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| Posted on July 8, 2012, 11:15 p.m.
I agree, the ones that get why too overhyped are the ones that dont live up to the hype, sometimes not even close (Rashad vs Rampage, UFC 148). Though the cards that fly under the radar usually are the ones that exceeded expectations and end up being really great. (Zombie vs Poirier, UFC 138)
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