For the third time in the last three years, the cost of paying to see the UFC is rising sharply. If you paid $ 69.99 in 2021, you will receive $ 74.99 when you purchase the UFC 270, the first PPV event in 2022. That was well above the $ 59.99 paid by fans in 2019.
UFC PPV prices increase since 2004 …
February 2005: $ 29.95
April 2005: $ 34.95
2006: $ 39.95
February 2008: $ 44.95
2009: $ 54.99 *
2015: $ 59.99
2018: $ 64.99
2021: $ 69.99
2022: $ 74.99
* The UFC in December 2013 was an exception to the $ 168 59.99 price tag. https://t.co/Krt9CnlpuK
– Scott Fontana (@Scott_Fontana) January 6, 2022
There will be a large proportion of people who will be completely fine with growth. On the other hand, there will be those who don’t want to pay $ 70 for a UFC PPV event and find ways to watch it for free. And here stands lightweight star Sean O’Malley.
In the last episode Suga Sunday service, 26-year-old O’Malley doubted the recent price increase.
“What are we doing here, Dana?” he said. “It’s very easy to smuggle it,” he said. I tell my friends, not from experience. ”
O’Malley then made some suggestions on how the organization could step up anti-piracy measures.
“Whoever controls the legal flows in the UFC and so on, they need someone who knows how to hack, every time before the main event starts, they just shut it down. Before the good stuff.
“Someone could do that. Someone smart enough can figure it out. They may have a hacking group. ”
The UFC takes a firm stand against unauthorized broadcasting. In early 2021, company president Dana White went after the tentative streamer of the UFC 257 game, claiming that he was “watching his house”. White also promised that each bandit would “go after” the incident because the illegal stream would “harm individual athletes”.