So you’re telling me for $5.99 I can get full event replays in HD quality and a collection of old fights delivered directly to my computer? Well, that’s damn enticing. However, our generation is one of highly-accessible information for absolutely free, regardless of if it’s obtained illegally. It’s tough trying to convince a generation raised on Napster to shell out cash for a product when it can be obtained for free. It’s a damn difficult position the UFC is in, and to be honest I’m not sure how they can combat it. The Draconian FBI warning at the beginning of a broadcast has about as much deterrence for streamers and downloaders as walking across the street without a crosswalk.
UFC Select looks pretty slick — with a 14-day free trial it’s hard not to pass it up. Heck, even at $5.99 for a month it’s a fraction of what your typical UFC PPV costs. However, this product is being marketed to a demographic that are savvy enough to basically download any fight or event they want through torrents and file-sharing.
Either way, we love MMA and want the UFC to continue to put on amazing cards — so if you want to shell out $5.99 for access to premium UFC content, then subscribe and let us know how it is.