Originally Posted by tantryl
More fights is ultimately a good thing.
Originally Posted by fightfan10
When the UFC started pushing more cards out, people were saying the same thing:
Too many events.
I cannot watch all of them.
Too many fights with fighters I do not know or care about.
They should scale back to <whatever quantity of fights it is I can be bothered to watch>.
The UFC cannot build its event calendar based on only putting out a number of events that hardcore fans can watch every card and every fight. That applies to the number of events, and it applies to the number of fights on the card. About the only concession I make to over saturation arguments is that the UFC should avoid running multiple PPV events too close together.
Putting on more fights per fight card is great. The only downside is the visual of a mostly empty arena for the first few fights. The upside is that they get more fights without having to plan extra events. If an early prelim is boring, no harm is done. But if the early prelim kicked ass, the UFC often squeezes it into the PPV or televised prelims if the fights are ending fast.
Also, more fights per card means more flexibility in dealing with fights being cancelled due to fighter injury.
No one is strapping you into a chair and making you watch the fights you do not care about. When you have had enough to eat, walk away from the table.