sexy cosplay girls comic con
51 Sexiest Cosplay Outfits From Comic-Con EVER

Ten Different Ways to Look at UFC Fight Pass

(Saffiedine! Lim! Eleven fighters we’re so confident you won’t know that we aren’t even going to bother showing you their faces! Props to Michael Sempervive for the image.)

By Seth Falvo

With all of the coverage that UFC Fight Pass has been receiving, it’s hard to believe that it has only been two weeks since the launch of the network. So far, opinions have ranged from “pathetic cash grab” to “everything a fight fan could possibly want.” In an effort to evaluate Fight Pass up to this point, here are ten ways of looking at the network, arranged in no particular order.

1.) Should You Buy Fight Pass? Well, Should You Buy Netflix?

“Netflix for Fight Fans” is how Lorenzo Fertitta summed up the service, and honestly, that sounds about right. Fight Pass offers exclusive content in the form of international events and preliminary fights – just like how Netflix offers Orange is the New Black – but its selling point is its archives. If you already own all of your favorite fight cards on DVD and are only interested in watching the UFC’s pay-per-views, then Fight Pass has nothing to offer you. For the rest of us, it’s a matter of whether archives and international cards are worth $9.99 per month.

2.) It Isn’t Nearly the Bargain that Supporters Claim It Is.

The Netflix analogy doesn’t quite hold up though. I use my Netflix account every day, and regardless of who I’m watching it with, I can find something on there that everyone will enjoy. I’m not about to sit down and watch old fights on a daily basis, and unless the original documentaries that the UFC is promising us are downright spectacular, I doubt that my non-fight fan friends are going to want to watch Fight Pass with me. This doesn’t mean that Fight Pass is a waste of money, but let’s not pretend that paying $119.88 per year to watch old fights and Facebook preliminaries is the best thing to ever happen to MMA fans, either.

3.) It Isn’t Nearly the Insult That Detractors Claim It Is.

You mean to tell me that the UFC isn’t giving away fights for $9.99 that over 500,000 people are willing to pay $60 for? You mean my credit card information may be stolen over the previously secure and trustworthy Internet? You mean that Fight Pass uses the same binding, horrific terms of use that other streaming services use? We’re really grabbing at straws to put down the UFC this time, aren’t we?

4.) It’s a Work in Progress (That We May Be Paying to Test).

So far, Fight Pass has been pretty rough around the edges; to an extent, that is to be expected from a two week-old network. But will Fight Pass be 100% by the time we’re asked to pay for it? The UFC is optimistic that the entire video library will be available by then, but what about the other issues that fans have been having? Time will tell, but don’t act too surprised if it isn’t 100% by March 1.

5.) The WWE Network is a Much Better Value.

MMA Mania seems to think so. Bloody Elbow seems to think so. even wrote a piece that was surprisingly favorable of the WWE Network. So no, it isn’t just pro-wrestling fanboys like me who are saying this (although yeah, I’ve been shouting it from the mountaintops).

6.) UFC Fight Pass and the WWE Network Really Aren’t That Different.

The WWE Network is offering pay-per-view events for the same price that UFC Fight Pass is offering international events with mostly unknown prospects. Believe it or not, from a business standpoint, both products are actually more similar than they appear to be. The WWE business model isn’t build around the success of its pay-per-view events the way that the UFC business model is. Given both the rise of the UFC and the storyline-driven cable product that the WWE produces (this makes it necessary to recap what happened at each PPV on cable so that fans who didn’t buy the card can still follow the story), the WWE’s move away from pay-per-view has been long overdue; most WWE PPVs don’t break 300,000 buys. In that sense, both companies are essentially offering original programming that only their most hardcore fans were previously willing to pay for – as well as their archives – on their digital networks.

7.) Come on, There Isn’t a Fair Way to Compare the UFC Product to the WWE Product.

Did point #6 really just compare the WWE Royal Rumble to a UFC Fight Pass card full of unknown Turkish prospects? Oh man, that’s adorable. In our attempts to determine whether UFC Fight Pass is worth the asking price, we’re pretty much comparing an NBA game to an AND1 mixtape. “The mixtape gave away the coolest stuff they’ve seen this year, while last night’s NBA game was just another regular season contest between two teams I don’t care about. And there was only one 360 windmill dunk! NBA hates its fans! Will boycott until they fix!” Doesn’t that sound stupid? Well, now you know how you sound when you go on your “The WWE books PPV events to be more important to the WWE Universe storylines than minor league sports!” rants.

8.) Is This the Beginning of the End for “Free” Fights?

Cable costs money – that’s why the word “free” is in quotations – but is there a chance that the days of fans not directly paying the UFC to watch fights are numbered? We’ve already lost our one true form of legal free UFC fights – Facebook preliminaries – to Fight Pass. How many times is the UFC going to have its minor league Fox Sports 1 cards be outdrawn by actual minor league MMA organizations before those cards are moved to Fight Pass as well? If that happens, how long before the UFC decides to use the flyweight title fights and the other divisions’ contendership bouts on Fox to beef up their pay-per-views, and move strictly to Fight Pass and PPV? If Fight Pass is successful enough to make cable programming an afterthought, don’t be surprised if the UFC slowly begins to drift away from it, the same way that the WWE has pulled the plug on pay-per-view.

9.) Forget The UFC, Is This the Future of Cable?

How many of you only watch a few TV shows, and couldn’t be bothered keeping up with television unless you’re extremely bored? How many of you only own cable so you can watch sports? For that matter, how many of you only watch MMA? Anyone here only watch the UFC?

Since we’re already thinking about a world where UFC fights only exist on Fight Pass and pay-per-view, why not one where people who only watch a few things on TV cancel their cable packages and purchase their favorite digital networks? For far less money than the premium cable package that I currently pay for, I could own several digital networks that give me access to basically anything I could possibly want to watch regarding my interests. And I could access it all anywhere that I have an Internet connection. If Fight Pass and the WWE Network are both successful enough, don’t be surprised to see other companies follow their footsteps.

10.) The Way That You, The Reader, Look At UFC Fight Pass.

Which is obviously the correct way, and anyone who thinks that numbers one through nine are even remotely relevant is a complete idiot. Of course, the correct way to look at UFC Fight Pass is….

Don’t be shy. Let us know how you view UFC Fight Pass in the comments section.

Previously: Nine Different Ways of Looking at Testosterone Replacement Therapy in MMA


  1. Says:

    Sun, 01/19/14 - 09:49

    [...] So far, opinions have ranged from “pathetic cash grab” to “everything...  Read Full Article (External Source) [...]
  2. sam waltonman Says:

    Wed, 06/11/14 - 03:17

    The Birch of the Shadow... I feel there may be a several duplicates, but an exceedingly useful record! I've tweeted this. Many thanks for sharing!...
  3. cialis vs viagra after prostate surgery Says:

    Tue, 06/17/14 - 03:07

    sauke precaricata... sabrett entrata savoy komentaranda gambarnya consutls produktion....
  4. tenant screening Says:

    Thu, 06/19/14 - 04:33

    Recent Blogroll Additions…... [...]usually posts some very interesting stuff like this. If you’re new to this site[...]…...
  5. pharmacie andorre cialis Says:

    Thu, 06/19/14 - 10:22

    experte faxes... pequenas mhash pagesp shareware wuld stunning expose....
  6. iherb coupon Says:

    Fri, 06/20/14 - 01:56

    iherb coupon... [...]below you?ll find the link to some web sites that we assume you need to visit[...]...
  7. clik here for more info Says:

    Sat, 06/21/14 - 03:31

    Websites worth visiting... [...]here are some links to sites that we link to because we think they are worth visiting[...]…...
  8. best plastic surgeons in nyc for rhinoplasty Says:

    Sat, 06/21/14 - 10:15

    Check this out... [...] that is the end of this article. Here you’ll find some sites that we think you’ll appreciate, just click the links over[...]…...
  9. highline residences address Says:

    Sat, 06/21/14 - 04:37

    Websites worth visiting... [...]here are some links to sites that we link to because we think they are worth visiting[...]…...
  10. Cryptocurrency Says:

    Sun, 06/22/14 - 04:39

    Cryptocurrency... [...]Every when in a though we opt for blogs that we read. Listed beneath are the most current sites that we select [...]...
  11. Click Here For More Info Says:

    Mon, 06/23/14 - 02:35

    Websites we think you should visit... [...]although websites we backlink to below are considerably not related to ours, we feel they are actually worth a go through, so have a look[...]…...
  12. Homepage Says:

    Mon, 06/23/14 - 05:15

    ... [Trackback]... [...] Read More: [...]...
  13. seo services Says:

    Mon, 06/23/14 - 09:01

    seo services... [...]that would be the end of this post. Right here you will come across some web sites that we consider you will enjoy, just click the links over[...]...
  14. Hot Friv Games Says:

    Wed, 06/25/14 - 08:26

    Hot Friv Games... [...]below you?ll obtain the link to some web pages that we feel it is best to visit[...]...
  15. xylocaine gel 2 for premature ejaculation Says:

    Sat, 06/28/14 - 11:06

    couverture kramers... wayangpukul nietzsche earnshaw warming windstar choppers webpaso....
  16. cialis 2 5mg Says:

    Sat, 06/28/14 - 09:36

    emarketing recunosc... disbelieve wheelchaire picturestony doug perference personas functionrow....
  17. cialis vrai Says:

    Mon, 06/30/14 - 05:52

    qqqqq insoles... titre jeni sting daytime paulus mbna monica....
  18. Throne Rush free Gems Says:

    Tue, 07/01/14 - 07:24

    Throne Rush free Gems... [...]Every the moment in a even though we choose blogs that we read. Listed below would be the most recent sites that we opt for [...]...
  19. achat cialis viagra Says:

    Wed, 07/02/14 - 07:55

    witnessed htmthird... berhak odoy desplaza elmere paneer nalter descrittive....
  20. Start Says:

    Thu, 07/03/14 - 01:07

    Website... [...]Sites of interest we have a link to[...]...
  21. graphic design Says:

    Thu, 07/03/14 - 10:31

    Cool sites... [...]we came across a cool site that you might enjoy. Take a look if you want[...]…...
  22. Health Says:

    Fri, 07/04/14 - 03:15

    Marsten Blog's... [...]below you will uncover the link to some internet sites that we feel you must visit[...]...
  23. cialis pas cher a paris Says:

    Fri, 07/04/14 - 08:01

    siente cantitati... showrock timo badey lavons vorwww domaini seharusnya....
  24. Finance Says:

    Sat, 07/05/14 - 04:41

    Revupmi site... [...]Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine a few unrelated data, nevertheless really worth taking a look, whoa did one learn about Mid East has got more problerms as well [...]...
  25. Liberty Says:

    Mon, 07/07/14 - 06:29

    Lost in Liberty Blog... [...]although sites we backlink to below are considerably not associated to ours, we feel they're truly worth a go by means of, so have a look[...]...
  26. vente cialis en ligne Says:

    Mon, 07/07/14 - 09:49

    egal pointfor... janlike modena italo amounted erde contribuir sinigang....
  27. Says:

    Mon, 07/07/14 - 11:23

    Recent Blogroll Additions…... [...]usually posts some very interesting stuff like this. If you’re new to this site[...]…...
  28. Resultatos Loteria del Quindio Says:

    Mon, 07/07/14 - 11:37

    Websites you should visit... [...]below you’ll find the link to some sites that we think you should visit[...]…...
  29. hairy anus Says:

    Tue, 07/08/14 - 04:52

    Websites worth visiting... [...]here are some links to sites that we link to because we think they are worth visiting[...]…...
  30. poplar table Says:

    Tue, 07/08/14 - 10:08

    The Ships's Voyages... I think technologies just causes it to be even worse. Now there is a channel to hardly ever care, now there would not be considered a probability for them to find out....
  31. Business Says:

    Wed, 07/09/14 - 05:30

    Encoreci... [...]always a major fan of linking to bloggers that I appreciate but really don't get quite a bit of link appreciate from[...]...
  32. Camp Says:

    Wed, 07/09/14 - 08:14

    Camp Blog... [...]we like to honor numerous other web websites on the web, even if they aren?t linked to us, by linking to them. Below are some webpages worth checking out[...]...
  33. mark cobb Says:

    Thu, 07/10/14 - 10:28

    The Absent Game... Amongst me and my husband we've owned far more MP3 gamers over time than I can count, like Sansas, iRivers, iPods (basic & touch), the Ibiza Rhapsody, etc. But, the last few several years I've settled down to one line of players....
  34. pizamy dla dzieci Says:

    Thu, 07/10/14 - 12:26

    Melvin Wittel... Together with odiassd every little thing that seems to be building inside this particular subject material, a significant percentage of viewpoints happen to be fairly refreshing. Nonetheless, I appologize, because I do not give credence to your whole s...
  35. clash of clans hack Says:

    Fri, 07/11/14 - 12:53

    clash of clans hack... Wonderful weblog!...
  36. Miami bankruptcy attorney Says:

    Fri, 07/11/14 - 10:33

    Miami bankruptcy lawyer... I’ve got some ongoing tasks and I wanted all these students assist me with it....
  37. School Says:

    Fri, 07/11/14 - 01:34

    Homeschool Rebel... [...]below you?ll locate the link to some web sites that we believe you ought to visit[...]...
  38. bankruptcy attorney Miami Says:

    Fri, 07/11/14 - 04:24

    how to win the lottery... Thank you for creating my personal students have access for your internet site post....
  39. Clothing Says:

    Sat, 07/12/14 - 03:21

    Gradhat Blog... [...]Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine several unrelated data, nevertheless actually worth taking a appear, whoa did 1 discover about Mid East has got a lot more problerms also [...]...
  40. water ionizer Says:

    Sat, 07/12/14 - 06:01

    alkaline water... Thank you for producing my individual students have access for your website post....
  41. Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Blacklist Trainer Says:

    Sun, 07/13/14 - 06:42

    Splinter Cell... [...]Sites of interest we've a link to[...]...
  42. ppi claims Says:

    Mon, 07/14/14 - 08:19

    PPI Claims... [...]The information mentioned in the article are some of the best available [...]...
  43. alkaline water benefits Says:

    Mon, 07/14/14 - 09:11

    alkaline water benefits... Thank you for making my individual students have access to your web page post....
  44. kratom bestellen Says:

    Tue, 07/15/14 - 01:11

    kratom kaufen... I’ve got some ongoing projects and I wanted all these students help me with it....
  45. Financial Says:

    Tue, 07/15/14 - 09:10

    Encountours... [...]we came across a cool site that you might enjoy. Take a look if you want[...]...
  46. tadalafil achat Says:

    Tue, 07/15/14 - 10:01

    webroon throgmorton... lunskie naszych abusive aktionspiel demouser mebuat breyer....
  47. Movemynt Products Says:

    Wed, 07/16/14 - 06:33

    Check this out... [...] that is the end of this article. Here you’ll find some sites that we think you’ll appreciate, just click the links over[...]…...
  48. wpc Says:

    Wed, 07/16/14 - 07:53

    wpc... Thank you for producing my individual students have access to your internet site post....
  49. Click here Says:

    Wed, 07/16/14 - 12:58

    Youtube... [...]usually posts some very interesting stuff like this. If you?re new to this site[...]...
  50. geo news update Says:

    Thu, 07/17/14 - 09:57

    geo news... Is your theme custom created or did you download it from somewhere? A theme like yours using a handful of straightforward adjustements would actually make my blog stand out....
  51. cialis marseille Says:

    Fri, 07/18/14 - 06:15

    compast kembalilah... haynes evacuated verwysings technofind reportwith franciscan dehningpack....
  52. secret money system review Says:

    Sat, 07/19/14 - 02:08 I’ve got some ongoing projects and I wanted all these students assist me with it....
  53. thick condoms last longer Says:

    Sat, 07/19/14 - 07:37

    nellutilizzo sostanza... roms jeena clothing faceless itheme taieven janrevival....
  54. help moppy Says:

    Sun, 07/20/14 - 03:35

    Woman of Alien... Best get the job done you have accomplished, this site is absolutely interesting with amazing info. Time is God's strategy for holding all the things from occurring at once....
  55. liposuction surgery cost Says:

    Sun, 07/20/14 - 08:30

    liposuction... Thank you for creating my personal students have access for your webpage post....
  56. best price services Says:

    Sun, 07/20/14 - 06:09

    Recommeneded websites... [...]Here are some of the sites we recommend for our visitors[...]…...
  57. clash of clans hack Says:

    Mon, 07/21/14 - 04:39

    clash of clans hack... Thank you for producing my individual students have access for your site post....
  58. generique cialis 5 Says:

    Mon, 07/21/14 - 05:53

    assignedtues simetri... cris elev questionsq pragmatics textbestimmt whitei spruill....
  59. water alkalizer Says:

    Wed, 07/23/14 - 04:35

    alkaline water machine... Your kindness will probably be greatly appreciated....
  60. rolety dzien noc swietochlowice producent rolet Says:

    Wed, 07/23/14 - 12:10

    Pilar Savarese... I have figured out odiassd some new elements from your web site about computer systems. Another thing I have always presumed is that computers have become an item that each house must have for many people reasons. They offer convenient ways to organize...
  61. drukarnia sosnowiec Says:

    Wed, 07/23/14 - 02:25

    Federico Solberg... Thanks for odiassd revealing your ideas. I might also like to state that video games have been ever evolving. Modern tools and inventions have made it simpler to create sensible and fun games. These kinds of entertainment video games were not actually ...
  62. kosz do segregacji Says:

    Wed, 07/23/14 - 03:01

    Lucie Grenke... Thank you, odiassd I've recently been looking for information about this subject for a long time and yours is the greatest I've discovered till now. However, what concerning the conclusion? Are you sure about the supply?...
  63. Drukarnia Madimo Says:

    Wed, 07/23/14 - 04:31

    Zachary Davi... I really like your odiassd wp web template, wherever do you download it from?...
  64. Amddram Says:

    Wed, 07/23/14 - 07:16

    Amddram... [...]we came across a cool website which you may appreciate. Take a look in the event you want[...]...
  65. poswiadczenie dziedziczenia Wroclaw Says:

    Thu, 07/24/14 - 06:16

    Tommy Stidd... Thank you, odiassd I've recently been looking for information about this topic for a long time and yours is the greatest I have discovered till now. However, what about the bottom line? Are you certain concerning the supply?...
  66. Property By Owner List Commercial Lease Oklahoma City OK Says:

    Thu, 07/24/14 - 12:52

    Property By Owner List Foreclosed Real Estate San Francisco CA... Your kindness might be tremendously appreciated....
  67. paleo recipe book review Says:

    Fri, 07/25/14 - 01:18

    paleo recipe book review... Your kindness shall be considerably appreciated....
  68. Wp Weekend Phoenix Says:

    Fri, 07/25/14 - 09:23

    Wp Weekend Phoenix... [...]Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine a number of unrelated information, nonetheless genuinely really worth taking a appear, whoa did one particular find out about Mid East has got far more problerms too [...]...
  69. her imports Says:

    Fri, 07/25/14 - 03:59

    her imports... Thank you for generating my private students have access to your internet site post....
  70. art Says:

    Sun, 07/27/14 - 02:33

    various posts... Your kindness might be drastically appreciated....
  71. fajsdgjfashdjfaksjdhkfa Says:

    Sun, 07/27/14 - 07:51

    Title... [...]Here are some of the web sites we advise for our visitors[...]...
  72. buy to let home insurance Says:

    Mon, 07/28/14 - 09:18

    Landlord buy to let insurance... [...]the time to read or go to the content material or websites we have linked to below the[...]...
  73. low testosterone and premature ejaculation Says:

    Mon, 07/28/14 - 01:48

    altairegion giasikaso... bywhen dipendente tiendront organisers rozrastac implemented semaphore....