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MMA Tete-A-Tete: Luke Thomas & Kid Nate solve all of the UFC's problems

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Luke Thomas returns for a very special MMA Tete-A-Tete in which he and Kid Nate break down the UFC's incredibly ambitious agenda for world conquest and the problems in their path, plus lots of free advice.

Kid Nate is back with another iteration of MMA Tete-A-Tete: Coarsening the Discourse with a special treat for you old school types as O.G. Bloody Elbow editor-in-chief Luke Thomas returns for a special edition.

If you have troubles with the viewer you can watch on YouTube.As always, remember to subscribe to the MMA Nation channel on YouTube.

Luke and I get pretty ambitious and discuss some of the issues raised in my last Bathrobe Review for UFC Fight for the Troops 3 including MMALogic's very interesting ideas in the comments.

Here's our agenda:

1) The UFC's goals -- global expansion and move away from PPV to TV rights

2) The snags - FS1 is a weak platform, TUF is beyond stale, bloated roster and no star-making apparatus

3) Two proposed solutions -- de facto divisional tournaments -- all LW shows for example (MMA Logic's idea)

4) A smaller UFC premier league, say 16 fighters per division per year fighting round robin style, at the end of the year 6 guys get cut and six guys move from the UFC minor leagues to the big time. (Kid Nate's idea)

NOTE: In the video I incorrectly assert that Dave Meltzer had projected this to be the UFC's best year ever on PPV. Meltzer actually projected this would be their biggest revenue year as a company which obviously includes the Fox and Globo TV rights deals as well as live gates and pay-per-view revenue. I regret the error.

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