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Old 01-27-2009, 03:47 PM
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“UFC gyms are going to shake up the fitness industry the way UFC shook up the sports industry. All the energy and excitement that we have brought to the fight business we are now going to bring to the fitness business. There is going to be something for everybody at all levels – from first timers to world class athletes – we’re going to get people excited and motivated to work out and get in great shape.”
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I can't decide if I like this idea or not.
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Old 01-27-2009, 03:54 PM
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I'll let you know when I take a class at one
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Old 01-27-2009, 03:58 PM
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Now they are going to be directly competing with their own fighters' gyms. That is actually pretty crappy if you ask me. I imagine this is all so Dana has a place to workout when he's travelling;)
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Old 01-27-2009, 04:33 PM
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Now they are going to be directly competing with their own fighters' gyms. That is actually pretty crappy if you ask me. I imagine this is all so Dana has a place to workout when he's travelling;)
From the description, it looks like they will be more along the lines of fitness centers than MMA gyms; but I was thinking the exact same thing.
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Now they are going to be directly competing with their own fighters' gyms. That is actually pretty crappy if you ask me. I imagine this is all so Dana has a place to workout when he's travelling;)
They want everything. Their sponsors their gyms their likeness rights for life.

The UFC is getting a bit out of hand...


But to be honest If there was an extreme couture down the road and a UFC gym next to my house I would go to extreme couture.
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Old 01-27-2009, 04:49 PM
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Well if its more like a Bally's fitness center, with a couple of MMA-type classes, they aren't going to be competition to any real fighter's gym. But do they really have to have their dirty little finger in every MMA pie? Plus, if they go big and have a ton of locations, just who is going to be teaching their classes? Sounds like things would get spread thin, this is just a gimmic to get the casual MMA fan to work out there. I don't really like the idea of it.
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Well if its more like a Bally's fitness center, with a couple of MMA-type classes, they aren't going to be competition to any real fighter's gym. But do they really have to have their dirty little finger in every MMA pie? Plus, if they go big and have a ton of locations, just who is going to be teaching their classes? Sounds like things would get spread thin, this is just a gimmic to get the casual MMA fan to work out there. I don't really like the idea of it.
I agree. Sounds gimmicky.


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Old 01-27-2009, 05:18 PM
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From the description, it looks like they will be more along the lines of fitness centers than MMA gyms; but I was thinking the exact same thing.
That's what it sounded like to me too, but I imagine they'll start that way and the next thing you know they'll be moving into classes and then full trainin. I can't imagine Joe Public signing up for any other reason then to learn some of what the UFC fighters know.

I'm sure they'll use the locations for signings and whatnot.
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Old 01-27-2009, 05:25 PM
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It's actually quite the money making scheme
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Old 01-27-2009, 06:08 PM
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I'll let you know when I take a class at one
They are fitness gyms.

like 24 hour fitness, etc...

not fight gyms
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