Strikeforce, the only real competitor with the UFC for MMA in the US has decided that the UFC is being just plain spiteful and mean by competing with them. Knowing what we do about the UFC and MMA as a sport we are all shocked and outraged that they would try to defeat and out perform their competition.
Mainly Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker was complaining about the UFC planning counter programing, or putting together great cards at the same time as Strikeforce is planning an event to force fans to chose which event to watch. “The thought of somebody trying to counter-program you just to hurt your number or try to hurt your business or to create confusion in the marketplace, I mean, that’s something that just seems so unnecessary.”
Yeah Dana! Its like when I fight, the thought that the other guy is trying to hurt me or try to confuse me is really unnecessary! We should all just resolve out differences with…. I don’t know, a coin toss.
He went on to say that ““We’re just trying to build the industry. Here’s what I mean by that: when the fans get to watch these fights on TV for free, I think that’s good for the sport. The more eyeballs we have on the sport, I think it’s better for the industry as a whole. Maybe some people might not feel that way today, but I think in the long run, free TV is what keeps MMA alive.”
Now I give him this, I don’t want a world where Dana White calls all the shots. I think that competion is good. But whining isn’t. No whining people!
Thanks to fighters.com for the info.