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A rought night at the gate for UFC 150

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 ( “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.

  • DJ ThunderElbows says:

    Even for a fight promoter- even for a businessman- even for a rich white man – that is some bullshit.

  • I am the Liquor says:

    There are starting to reap the rewards of over-saturation.

  • variable says:

    Looking, at the UFC 151 prices the minimum for a nosebleed seat is $100. Plus, you know beers are gonna be $12. Yeah, no thanks. I’ll stick with the PPV, sitting on my comfy couch with with a better view of the action and better beer.

  • Mor(m)on for Prez says:

    The PPV’s are pissing me off. I’m getting pissed at the advertising sometimes on all 4 corners of my TV screen. Here’s an idea. My TV is a computer (I know that sounds crazy)… wonder if there’s any way to stream the damn thing???

  • Reverend Clint says:

    i would seriously consider going to a UFC in Sacramento or even the Bay Area but only if the prices were reasonable. UFC 152 ranges from $70-$2200. And $70 for shitty seats? Thats nearly PPV prices

    Speaking of PPV if they priced them better where i dont have to invite my friends over, none of my friends who dont live in Alaska like the UFC enough to pay for it, I would actually pay for one.

  • frickshun says:

    Clint, if you lived near me….I would NEVER invite you to my zip code.

  • Reverend Clint says:

    im never venturing near New York or Guidoland so no skin off my back