It’s easy to forget how many free events the UFC puts on. Dismissing the fact fans got a free title-fight and two contendership-determining clashes at UFC on FOX 9 in addition to a heavyweight ho-down for the ages a week prior, the company has three free shows on tap for January (UFC Fight Night 34 / UFC on FOX 10 / UFC Fight Night 35). With 30+ tilts on free or nearly-free television coming up in the 30-day span after UFC 168, fans will save the money they might normally spend on a show while still getting a serious dose of MMA goodness. (PHOTO CREDIT: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports)
Zuffa’s decision to hike up the price for UFC 168 has understandably been an unpopular one with fans everywhere. After all, money is often tight during the holidays and the increase is clearly aimed at capitalizing on the co-headlining clashes rather than a necessary bump up. However, with the price set in stone, it’s time for folks to stop dwelling on factors outside of their control and consider why the extra $5.00 should be easy to stomach despite the company’s motivation for the move. Here are five reasons to fork out the extra cash, sit back on your couch, and enjoy the show with a smile on your face!
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