Every Wednesday, Administrative Editor Jordan Breen welcomes a member of the mixed martial arts media into “Press Row” on the Sherdog.com blog. This week, Breen is joined by MMA Junkie editor-in-chief and USA Today senior MMA editor Dann Stupp.
Ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, Breen and Stupp look at excess of another kind with UFC big boss Lorenzo Fertitta stating he hopes to stage upwards of 50 UFC events in 2014. They investigate how many events the sport's premiere promotion will hold in the new year and how it will change the UFC's existing card structure and broadcast structure. The duo also delve how fans are already picking and choosing which events and fighters to focus their attentions on and the changing profile of the “hardcore MMA fan.”
Breen and Stupp also break down what such a rapid UFC schedule might mean for the MMA media, how event coverage may change in the future to accommodate that schedule and the editorial constraints that the overwhelming bounty of MMA events can present when it comes to covering the serious issues in the sport.
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