Shy Guy -How is he the highest paid fighter? How is his "name" suddenly a requirement to promote like a mad man?
Regardless of the advantage, you have to promote the fight. He is the face of the organization and the highest paid fighter. Like it or not, but that's the obligation of a prize fighter. The fight is 3 months away. It's not like this is in the middle of his training camp. I usually take the fighter's side in cases where Zuffa makes a power move but I think the UFC is right in this case. You can't just show up to fight, especially when your name is Conor McGregor.
By promoting like a mad man since day one that's how.
Nick and Nate get plaudits from shunning promotion and just wanting to train and fight. "what!? Fuck your beauty pageant! Get that camera out of my face!"
Yet now, after building who he is and his opponents identity by doing the press, the interviews, the rants, the bravado and embracing the limelight a fighter says ok I just wanna train, let the others put in some promotional effort ...he is demonised?
UFC had a dancing monkey with everybody marching to the beat of his wind up cymbals.
They made shit loads of it
Now he wants to actually dedicate himself to training and fighting, it's HIS fault that they might not sell as many PPVs?
Well guess what. Goodbye to huge PPVs buys for 200 without him. He did the circus and was the fucking ringmaster.
He lost and got fucking serious...
"oh fuck that guy, he's not a dancing monkey anymore"
I'd pay to watch the fight without any press or clever ads
I'm a fight fan, not a hype fan
Come on EVERYBODY OTHER THAN CONOR.
Sell UFC 200