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UFC ppv costs soar!

On Friday at 3:30, before the GSP vs. Shields fight, we received a phone call from Joe Hand Promotions that the cost had gone up $200. They distribute the fight to commercial DirecTV customers. As a sports bar, our cost went from $700 to $900. I told him that it was messed up to have us promote the fight for them for over a month, and then for them to call us the day before to raise the price. Obviously, since all of our regular customers were planning on watching the fight at our sports bar, we went through with it. I warned him that they would probably lose a lot of business on the next fight because it’s barely worth showing the fights for $700. He said he had to because the UFC raised the price on him. So, we weren’t planning on showing Edgar vs. Maynard III since the last one in January was by far the worst turnout we ever received for a UFC fight. Who knows, with them both injured maybe they will get more viewers now that they are pushing Mr. T fighting the deaf guy. I was just wondering if anybody else had any insight. Also, if we were to get the next fight, would it be worth it to customers to come see it if they had to pay a $5 cover charge. This would help us out by helping to pay for about half the fight.
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