Renting UFC 168 is going to cost you more than any previous UFC pay-per-view.
Hey everyone, Steven here from The Trend Guys and I’m bringing you the current UFC trend that’s upsetting a lot of fans.
Dana White made an announcement on Saturday that if you want to rent the UFC 168 pay-per-view, you’re going to have to fork out more cash than you had originally planned on spending.
Hell, it’s Christmas time, so instead of them giving you a bit of a break on the upcoming event, why not make the rich assholes just a little bit richer?
Dana White has said that UFC 168 is going to cost $5 more than previous UFC pay-per-views, but this is only a one time thing and the price will go back to the already outrageous $54.95 for high definition and $44.95 for standard definition.
Dana White said, “Just that fight,” when asked if the new prices will stick around or take a hike.
Hiked up prices for UFC 168:
High Definition: $59.95
Standard Definition: $49.99
Normal UFC Pay-Per-View Prices:
High Definition: $54.95
Standard Definition: $44.95
Dana White went on to say that he knows people are going to be unhappy with the UFC pay-per-view price increase, but you can invite some friends over and have them help you pay for the bill.
I can just see people now passing around a collection plate while they drink beer and eat from a tub of Utz cheeseballs all so they can collectively afford to watch UFC 168.
Dana White knows it’s a dick move to raise the prices, so he made sure to add this, as well:
Some guys got together in the office and decided to do that. I didn’t determine it. – Dana White
Yeah, throw some nameless people under the bus, so you don’t come under fire for it.
Why this is bad news for UFC fans…
This is bad news for UFC fans, because this is just a test.
They’re testing to see if they can get by with charging an extra $5 without getting too much flack. Undoubtedly, people will pay the price for the event.
Before you know it, UFC pay-per-views have gone up in price and that will be just the way it is, because why not? Hell, if people are willing to pay for it, they may as well charge an extra $5… And they will.
Expect UFC pay-per-views to go up in price permanently very soon.
In case you didn’t know, UFC 168 is probably going to be the biggest UFC PPV of the year. Anderson Silva will fight Chris Weidman in an attempt to regain the middleweight championship belt.
The fight is also co-headlined by the women’s “champion” Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate, but no one cares.