John Morgan has weighed in on the amount of promotion that UFC 284 has received.
On February 11, Islam Makhachev and Alexander Volkanovski will determine the No.1 pound-for-pound fighter in the UFC 284 main event. Although the event has sold out in Perth, Australia, there has been controversy surrounding the way the pay-per-view has been promoted.
Makhachev created headlines by stating that he was unhappy with how much UFC 284 has been promoted. Dana White later claimed that the Russian didn’t know what he was talking about as the event was trending impressively.
Since then, fans and media have given their opinion on the situation, including Morgan, who had this to say on Twitter:
“Truthfully, Islam-Volk isn’t a fight that lends itself to a world tour or some other crazy promotion. Respectful dudes; wouldn’t get soundbites you want. But if you’re a hardcore, #UFC284 is legit as good as it gets. Two straight gangsters in their prime. MMA at its finest.”
There are valid points on both sides of the topic. UFC 284 has reportedly sold out, with plenty of interest from the MMA community. However, Makhachev vs. Volkanovski doesn’t seem to be getting the crossover publicity despite it featuring the two best pound-for-pound fighters. Only time will tell how many pay-per-views are sold.
Check out John Morgan’s take on UFC 284’s promotion below:
John Morgan responds to fan questioning his stance on the promotion of UFC 284
John Morgan has a solid argument about Islam Makhachev and Alexander Volkanovski arguably not being worthy of a world tour. With that said, there are other ways to promote an event. One fan commented on Morgan’s initial Twitter post by saying:
“I feel there’s an extremely valuable amount of in depth content that can be created for fighters especially when you have two of the most skilled and highest level of fighters. I think more content deservingly rewards hardcores and incentivises casuals to invest further”
John Morgan respectfully responded to the fan by saying:
“I feel you, but I don’t think the majority of the best received pre-fight content centers on skills. It centers on talk and conflict. I honestly wish that wasn’t the case, but that’s the reality of where we stand.”
Regardless of the promotion controversy, UFC 284 has a must-see main event featuring Volkanovski looking to become a two-division champion. In the co-main event, ‘The Great’s’ next featherweight title challenge will be determined between Josh Emmett and Yair Rodriguez, with the interim featherweight title on the line. The event goes down on February 11 inside the RAC Arena in Perth, Australia.