Is the UFC fatiguing its audience? Brendan Schaub shares his thoughts on the UFC’s issues and its dominance in the MMA world. Read more to find out!
|Brendan Schaub comments on the UFC’s viewing figures and points out that sponsorships and partnerships contribute to the promotion’s earnings, not actual audience numbers.|
|Schaub criticizes the UFC for its lack of an off-season, too many fights, and watered-down fight cards.|
|Despite potential competition, Schaub believes the UFC’s dominance in the MMA world is unchallenged due to its extensive fanbase and constant stream of events.|
|Elon Musk is assembling a superstar training team, including John Danaher and Georges St-Pierre, for his potential fight with Mark Zuckerberg.|
|UFC commentator Jon Anik expresses concern about potential exclusions from the UFC Hall of Fame in the future.|
Brendan Schaub comments on MMA fatigue, Elon Musk gets to work with some great minds & more. With the UFC receiving criticism in 2023 for the sheer amount of somewhat underwhelming events, there’s been a lot of talk about who the number two promotion in the world is. With ONE Championship arriving in the United States and the PFL potentially being linked with the purchase of Bellator, there’s been more movement at the top of the sport than any previous year for some time.
Brendan Schaub, however, believes that no matter what the other promotions do, they will never be able to survive alongside the UFC. On The Schaub Show, he commented on the UFC’s viewing figures for the year so far, pointing out that whilst the promotion may be earning more than ever before, that’s down to sponsorships and partnerships not actual audience numbers. Ahead of one of the biggest cards of the year, UFC 290 on International Fight Week, Schaub broke down what exactly is wrong with the UFC right now.
The UFC’s Issues
According to Schaub, the UFC has three main issues that are affecting its popularity and viewer satisfaction:
- No off-season
- Too many fights
- Watered-down fight cards
Schaub argues that the lack of an off-season in the UFC leads to audience fatigue. Unlike other sports, there is no break or rest period for fans, which can lead to a decrease in interest and enthusiasm. Additionally, the UFC’s constant schedule of events, often with lesser-known fighters, dilutes the quality and star power of the cards. Schaub compares it to boxing, where there may be one main event that fans are interested in, but the rest of the fights are relatively unknown.
The UFC’s Dominance
Despite the criticism and potential competition from other promotions, Schaub believes that the UFC’s dominance in the MMA world is unshakable. He argues that the UFC’s extensive fanbase and constant stream of events make it nearly impossible for other promotions to compete.
Elon Musk’s Training Team
In other news, Elon Musk’s potential fight with Mark Zuckerberg is gaining traction. Recent images have surfaced of Musk training with a superstar team, including Jiu-Jitsu mastermind John Danaher and martial arts legend Georges St-Pierre. It seems that Musk is taking the fight seriously and assembling a top-notch team to prepare him for the challenge.
The Future of the UFC Hall of Fame
As International Fight Week approaches, UFC commentator Jon Anik expresses concern about who may be excluded from the UFC Hall of Fame in the future. While this year’s inductees include Anderson Silva, Jens Pulver, Donald Cerrone, and José Aldo, Anik mentions the epic heavyweight fight between Mark Hunt and Antônio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva in 2013 as a potential candidate for future induction.
In conclusion, the UFC’s lack of an off-season, excessive number of fights, and diluted fight cards may be leading to audience fatigue. However, Brendan Schaub believes that the UFC’s dominant position in the MMA world will remain unchallenged. Meanwhile, Elon Musk is assembling a superstar training team for his potential fight with Mark Zuckerberg, and there are concerns about who may be excluded from the UFC Hall of Fame in the future.