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UFC Launches Paid Subscription YouTube Channel — But Is It Worth Your $5.99/Month?

Youtube, universally known as the source for free videos of everything kitten, fighting or sexy (and the rare, sexy kitten fight) finally detailed their plan to allow certain content providers to offer paid subscriptions. A few dozen of YouTube’s one million revenue-generating accounts have been announced as now having premium content channels that will cost anywhere from .99 cents to $7.99 per month — including the UFC’s massively popular channel.

UFC Select will offer subscribers event replays, episodes of The Ultimate Fighter and classic fights for $5.99 a month. For years, all YouTube content has been free but the word is that this new paid subscription pilot program was created to satisfy complaints major content creators like the UFC who wanted to make more money than they are making from ads on their free YouTube videos.

It is unknown what the revenue split from subscriptions will be between YouTube and companies like the UFC. However, the New York Times reports that the video hosting website took 45% of revenue from ads on free videos. Malik Ducard, the director of content partnerships told media during a teleconference this week that the paid subscription revenue split would be similar.

Maybe that’s a good deal for the UFC, maybe not. A move like this certainly helps us understand the UFC’s aggressive legal strategy of shutting down sites and people who stream events live and even use taped footage in highlight videos. They want to continue to monetize the content that they have invested heavily in to create.

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[VIDEO] The Footage of Uriah Hall Getting his Ass Kicked by Ronda Rousey on the Ultimate Fighter Set


That’s not an exercise ball, it’s a grappling dummy that used to have arms.

When Uriah Hall humbly admitted that Ronda Rousey “totally kicked his ass” on the Ultimate Fighter set, we initially assumed that footage of the two fighters rolling wouldn’t surface. Sure, “shocking videos NO ONE WANTS YOU TO SEE!” are as common on the Internet as cat memes, but the UFC can be pretty good about keeping secrets. Oh well, chalk it up as an interesting story and move on with our days, right?

Not quite. The training session between Uriah Hall and Ronda Rousey is now readily available on YouTube, and only four days after Hall’s interview with The New York Post was published. That video, courtesy of The Ultimate Fighter’s YouTube channel, is available after the jump.

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LOLz of the Day: Pat Barry Teaches Us How to Properly Deal With Racism

I grew up in a town that was and still is 99% Caucasian. For whatever reason, I used to tan incredibly easy when I was growing up, to the point that if I held the refrigerator door open for too long, my face would look like Enrique Iglesias’ ass. And because I was apparently one of the only people in town whose skin possessed melanin, I was often the butt of jokes involving milkmen sleeping with my mother, my ability to jump more than four inches off the ground, and so on and so forth. I’m not looking for sympathy, but suffice it to say, I’ve had to deal with more misguided racism in my day than the average white guy and often had no clue how to deal with it.

Which brings us to Pat Barry, who some of you might not know is half black. If that revelation shatters your entire perception of Barry as a human being, then you are likely the garbage-ass hooley hoo floor turd known as “Jake,” who recently sent the above message to Barry on Youtube. What starts off as a simple statement of newfound understanding quickly takes a left turn to Deliveranceville, ‘Murica when this “Jake” starts dropping racial slurs like they were his cousins underpants at the family kegger-orgy, all the while assessing Barry’s skills as a fighter in an effort to, I don’t know, maintain his credibility as an MMA fan? As if to say, “You BETTER BELIEVE that if I didn’t have all of this hate in my heart, I’d be hosting MMA Live.”

In either case, Barry actually chose to respond to the troll and more or less laid out a gameplan for how to deal with racism that combines equal parts CAPS LOCK HAL and Richard Pryor to hilarious effect.

A photo of his response is after the jump. 

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Get in Here for the Super Fight League 5 Live Stream Starting at 11:30 a.m. EST


(SFL ring girls are the best ring girls.) 

Although it may not feature one of the enticing headliners that you’re used to, Super Fight League has shown in recent events that they can still deliver exciting matches and all the brutal knockouts you could ever ask for. So if you’re bored, playing hooky from work, or simply feel like killing some time at the office, why not check out some free fights? Super Fight League will be streaming their fifth event live from their Youtube channel starting in just a few short minutes, and luckily for you, your favorite MMA website will be doing the same. Featuring a slew of castmembers from SFL’s TUF counterpart – which you may or may not recall was a thing – this seven fight card will at the very minimum pull off something that Strikeforce hasn’t achieved in months: Holding an actual event. So there’s that.

Head after the jump to get in on the action, which goes down at 11:30 a.m. EST from the SFL arena in Mumbai.

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James Thompson vs. Bobby Lashley to Spearhead Super Fight League’s Fade Into Obscurity


(As with the Mona Lisa’s eyes, Thompson’s ear seems to just follow you around the room, doesn’t it?) 

Indian upstart promotion Super Fight League recently announced the pairing of James Thompson and former WWE star Bobby Lashley as the main event of its third card, which will also feature Trevor Prangley, Doug Marshall, and Zelg Galesic in action.

This is the point where we stop discussing the matchups at hand and get to the news you really need to know: Super Fight League is crashing and burning like nothing we’ve ever seen before. Josh Barnett couldn’t melt a plastic cup with his urine fast enough to destroy SFL, which is beginning to look like it will be but a distant memory by the end of the fiscal year. Despite the fact that viewership is free to anyone with a computer, internet access, and the ability to spell Youtube, SFL already seems to be on wobblier legs than River Phoenix outside The Viper Room (too soon?).

And it’s pretty clear why.

Heading into their first event, the India-based promotion showcased an emphasis on flare, throwing fancy promos and even their own theme song into the mix in an effort to spur interest in a sport that their country had yet to build the smallest of followings for. This was their first problem, a lack of awareness. Where Asian-based promotion OneFC has thrived thanks to both collaborative efforts with local promotions and a strong, preexisting fan base in the area they chose to promote within, Super Fight League’s co-chairmen, Raj Kundra and Sanjay Dutt, opted to rely on a combination of Bollywood celebrities and music industry execs to help promote a new sport that they themselves weren’t truly familiar with. In fact, many of the celebrities in attendance, and most of the 300,000 India-based Youtube viewers who managed to make the first card a slight success, where under the impression that MMA, and specifically SFL, consisted of over-the-top, WWE style antics and entertainment, largely due to how the promotion chose to well…promote themselves.

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Heads-Up: UFC 131 Prelims to Be Broadcast Live on YouTube

Krzysztof Soszynski K-sos bloody MMA photos
(K-Sos: A little somethin’ for the ladies. Photo courtesy of Sherdog)

Good news for you smug Facebook-resisters: UFC 131‘s first five preliminary matches will be broadcast on the “Live” section of UFC’s YouTube account, in addition to their usual stream on facebook.com/ufc. Kicking off the night’s action will be…

Krzysztof Soszynski vs. Mike Massenzio
Nick Ring vs. James Head
Dustin Poirier vs. Jason Young
Joey Beltran vs. Aaron Rosa
Michihiro Omigawa vs. Darren Elkins

You can watch the YouTube prelims right here tomorrow starting at 2:50 p.m. PT / 5:50 p.m. ET. The live stream will lead into Spike TV’s UFC 131 Prelims Live broadcast at 5 p.m. PT / 8 p.m ET, featuring Jesse Bongfeldt vs. Chris Weidman and Sam Stout vs. Yves Edwards.

Semi-related: If you’re not already a fan of CagePotato on Facebook, please stop being such a dick. And come back tomorrow night for our liveblog of “Dos Santos vs. Carwin”!

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IFL Teams Up With YouTube and Google Ads For eDomination

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The International Fight League announced today that it has formed a video sharing partnership with YouTube and Google AdSense that would deliver IFL content — including full-length fights — to thousands of websites around the world that use AdSense and YouTube players (including YouTube itself, obvi). Though YouTube has had similar partnerships with the NBA and NHL, this is the first video sharing deal it has struck with an MMA organization. The arrangement also includes a revenue sharing model that would allow the IFL to generate income from advertisements shown with its videos. According to the press release:

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