Justin Day (@JDayErrday) Thinks Bellatore PPV Is Doomed
The moment we all have… Well, maybe not everyone has been waiting for this.
Hardcore MMA fans will be excited to know that Bellator has announced the main event of its inaugural PPV event which will air on November 2nd.
Now that Bellator has taken over the spot on Spike TV that the UFC once held, I guess they feel obligated to try to take us back in time with their first PPV bout.
Tito Ortiz will fight Quinton “Rampage” Jackson in Bellator’s debut.
The question is: Does this fight peak my interest? The fact that I am writing about it should tell you that it does in many ways, some bad and some good.
Ortiz has not fought in the octagon since his loss to Forrest Griffin on July 7th, 2012. Before that loss, Ortiz had not looked good in a while. He won only 1 of his prior 8 fights.
Rampage, on the other hand, has not been in the octagon since his loss to Glover Teixeira on January 26th. Rampage, similarly to Ortiz, was having a rough time in the octagon also. He has suffered three straight losses.
I believe the fight will be hard to watch, and this PPV will be a horrible flop for the Bellator company. Maybe, this card surprise me and peek enough interest from others to sell well on PPV.
Ortiz and Rampage can’t deliver a strong PPV audience with just their fight, so the under card must be strong for Bellator.
However, I don’t see that happening. This company, for now, isn’t producing talent anywhere near the level of the UFC.
Beyond the introductory PPV, who will fight in the second: Randy Couture vs Chuck Liddell? Bellator must begin to build their own talent from the bottom up and not take on guys who can no longer hang in the UFC.
Bellator MMA: Built For Failure.