The scare of a complete UFC monopolyPosted on April 16, 2010, 01:56 PM by moots
The UFC is by far the biggest and most competitive promotion in MMA. If the UFC were to acquire a select few fighters, such as Fedor, Mousasi, Aoki, and a few other big names, the UFC would control practically all fighters within the top 10 rankings for each weight-class at or above lightweight. There would be a severe lack of competition and an absence of any substantial substitute for elite MMA. A monopoly concordantly, is characterized by a lack of economic competition for the good or service that they provide and a lack of viable substitutes. This is scary.
I've had trouble ignoring some of the more hard-headed actions by the UFC. The UFC recently was responsible for the firing of a co-author for BJ Penn's book 'Why I Fight'. Taken from an interview, the co-author had this to say: "I'm very happy I wrote the book but I'm also very disappointed the UFC decided to force my employer to cut me loose," said Weintraub, who alleged UFC executive vice president of operations and production Craig Borsari told Exit 9 Films that Weintraub was "no longer welcome to work for the UFC." There is speculation that the UFC did not approve of some material in the book related to how Penn had a stint with K-1.
If the UFC were the government
- 1. Bring on the monopoly!
- 2. Competition is healthy
- 3. Happy with current state of MMA