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MMA Tete-A-Tete: Luke Thomas & Kid Nate look back at the UFC 177 card collapse

Look out! It's disgusting AND despicable as Kid Nate is joined by his MMA multi-media mentor Luke Thomas to talk about the collapse of UFC 177, the UFC's pay-per-view strategy and aggressive drive to expand.

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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 don't already watch Luke's weekly live chat "Promotional Malpractice" at MMA Fighting you are missing out with a bigness but now you can listen to it as a podcast on Soundcloud.

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Here's our agenda:

  • Why is the UFC insisting on doing so many ppvs -- expenses mean its more profitable to do fewer, bigger events
  • What can the UFC do about weight cutting problems and training injuries? anything?
  • Where should the UFC focus its efforts?
  • Should the UFC differentiate its various product levels -- ie Fight Pass, cable TV, broadcast tv, ppv -- and if so how