I was talking bout this on the wk end bamma will soon be forgotten I'm afraid which is a shame , but cw have been around for yrs and now are one of the biggest shows in Europe and they just keep growing which can only be a good thing for UK mma .
You are determined to demonstrate your lack of intelligence today arent you David.
Originally Posted by David Round
Tell me , When is BAMMA's next show?
Last edited by BakedBean; 04-04-2012 at 02:53 PM.
Originally Posted by the mid 90's
Broadcasting on Sherdog/Facebook and Sky Sports and now ESPN as opposed to maybe seen within the 2hr slot on Extreme Sports and their 5000 viewers?
Not sure what you mean, BAMMA are notorious as opposed to well known.
Cagewarriors just for being more professional all round, if your in this for the money your in the wrong game
You may know me as The Cheesecake Assassin
I would go with who ever is going to give me the best fights
the bullshit stops when the cage door locks!!! @prosystemsmma
Lol gotta laugh at this one. Sorry mate but you told me that you took an easy fight in Brighton(i think) just cause it was easy money, well which is it???
Originally Posted by R.T.G.W
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It all depends on why you got into fighting in the first place :-)
CW without even having to think twice about it.
I would rather fight on an international stage, against well matched opponents, for a company that has guided many fighters to the UFC, over a company where I will arguably be making more money, fighting on a national stage & worrying if I am going to get any of said money.
neither and make your record a patch work quilt of different shows
being empty of yourself you cannot be attacked because you arent filled by you.
This is only my opinion...
Any promoter wants to put on a show that entertains their audience. Some promoters aim the entertainment at the friends, family, club members and training partners of the Fighters, while a few aim their show at a new audience on non-mma people with a goal of attracting new people and expanding awareness and appreciation of MMA as a sport. Whilst there's a market for the fighter's family & friends type of shows, its a restrictive business model that's fundamentally based on Fighters selling tickets to generate revenue.
The majority of UK promoters base their income on a ticket sales model, which means the cost of the venue and the fighter's purses are the main fixed costs, while the venue's seating capacity and the efficiency of the fighters to sell tickets sets their forecast for their expected income and this dictates the budget. In certain cases the promoter has the model down to a fine art and they generate a profit, although in most cases the promoter usually breaks even or makes a loss depending upon the fighters lack of ability to sell their tickets, hence the reason I'm not a promoter...LOL
Graham Boylan is doing a remarkable job with his team at at Cage Warriors as he's taking MMA to a the mainstream public audience and introducing the sport to new cultures across the Europe and the ME in a highly organised manner. Backed with TV and live online coverage with TV rights across the the world with a new level of production, the CW shows will attract new followers and fans that are unknown to or by the Fighters. Clearly this a long term model (albeit and expensive and risky one) but Graham puts his hand in his pocket and knows its his way to ignite the flame that puts MMA onto the map as a recognized sport in the long term and in that sense Graham is a pioneer for International MMA.
On the other hand, BAMMA are also setting high standards and are reaching out to the public with the Watson V Reid showcase, and by putting large scale shows on across the UK at prestige venues. The difference being that BAMMA are unstructured in their approach going from one show and then announcing the next, it makes them seem disorganized but it does keep everyone guessing and their shows are attracting bigger crowds.
I'm not usually verbal on the Forum, but I feel very strongly that having attended numerous BAMMA and CW shows with my fighters, its unfair to knock them. Both offer great exposure for the fighters, both provide great facilities and are generous and hospitable towards the fighters, therefore we should look at the positives when comparing as opposed to the negatives...
Its also worth noting if you are offered a contract by Cage Warriors or BAMMA it means you're considered a highly rated fighter or an up and coming prospect / contender as they're only offered to the select few...
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