Reason for the delay
wahly22 | Iowa | 07/06/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"There are a lot of rumors floating around regarding the reason for delay, but it is not due to "Greasegate" nor is it regarding the royalties from the "Primetime" series from Spike TV. The real reason is that the contract with previous distributor First Look Pictures has expired. The UFC struck a deal with Anchor Bay Home Entertainment and they will be handling the distribution of their license going forward. Here are the dates for upcoming titles:
UFC 94 - July 21, 2009
UFC 95 & 96 - July 28, 2009
UFC 97 - August 4, 2009
UFC 98 - August 18, 2009
UFC 99 - September 8, 2009
There has been nothing officially announce for UFC 100."
Release info (unofficial)
42 | Atlanta, GA | 06/30/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Below is the reply to my inquiry at the UFC Store Customer service line regarding the 94 DVD delay:
Thank you for your email. I believe the UFC 94 will be released around 7/21, but this is only a tentative date. If you need any further assistance, please let me know.
It is rumored to be delayed due to royalties disputes over the SPIKE PRIMETIME series, involving both St. Pierre and Penn."
Skimpy, and Not Entirely Satisfying
Wolfe Moffat | Franklinville, NY | 10/14/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This was supposed to be so HUGE!! And it was...and the finger pointing began. One man defends his title, is put on trial basically, and found not guilty. Another man wins a razor close split decision, which is overturned do to his own stupidity. And then the DVD emerges, and it isn't so great either. One reviewer stated that preliminary fights and main card fights are divided between the 2 DVDs...TRUE! Which is crap. Because it also means that viewers aren't treated to the Countdown to UFC 94 show, just some Behind the Scenes. So, aside the gripes, what's UFC 94 all about? Read on!
GSP and B J Penn fought back in UFC 58. GSP took a split decision, many thought the win belonged to Penn. And now, with the title in GSP's hands, wrapped around his waist, it is St-Pierre vs. Penn II. They've both been waiting for this, and GSP looks to finish. Nothing would be better for Penn to have a title in 2 weight classes. Both are hungry, but are both prepared?
The Co-Main Event features 2 undefeated fighters. Lyoto Machida is known for a crafty, elusive style, that some call boring. His one finish was a 2nd round submission. Is this doomed to go the distance, or is he looking to put a stop to the decisions? Thiago Silva is as aggressive as they come. Quick hands with a quick attitude make him a force to be reckoned with. So, who will remain undefeated?
There are 2 DVDs. There are 10 fights. I will list them below.
Matt Arroyo vs. Dan Cramer: To say the least, Arroyo would like nothing better than to win this quickly with a submission. Dan Cramer on TUF 7 is not only making his UFC debut, but his MMA debut as well. And unfortunately, this isn't too great a fight, that goes to a split decision.
Jake O'Brien vs. Christian Wellisch: I never thought I'd say this, but for a fight with Jake O'Brien, it wasn't a bad fight. Although with his ground game, I thought Wellisch should've finished this quickly. This is a close fight that goes to a split decision.
Chris Wilson vs. John Howard: They call Wilson "The Professor." They call Howard "DOOMSDAY." This is a very satisfying fight, and it as well, goes to a split decision.
Manny Gamburyan vs. Thiago Tavares: In only 12 seconds, Rob Emerson knocked out Manny. And Thiago got handled the whole way through his last fight against Kurt Pelligrino. This is a great scrap between 2 warriors, both in need of a win. A unanimous decision forces one of these guys to go down in weight to the WEC.
Jon Fitch vs. Akihiro Gono: Fitch had his title shot, and Gono is experienced to the point where he can bring it the whole time. But this is for the win, and a unanimous decision is awarded to a dominant performance!
DISK 1 MAIN CARD
Nate Diaz vs. Clay Guida: Diaz wants to whoop the wild man carpenter. And it is a great fight that goes to a split decision.
Karo Parisyan vs. Hyun Kim: Well, a split decision was awarded. But due to some poor choices, it was overturned, and this fight in the VERY END was nothing but a NO CONTEST.
Stephan Bonnar vs. Jon Jones: With an undefeated record on his belt, Jon Jones is given a very stern test in Bonnar. The result surprised a lot of people, and a unanimous decision was well earned.
Lyoto Machida vs. Thiago Silva: A surprise knockout at the very end of the 1st round! WOW!!
Georges St-Pierre vs. B J Penn: The long awaited rematch was simply dominated. Some say there was a cheater, but the winner was found not guilty when all was said and done. In my eyes, the loser never prepared, and it showed, and the fight was given up after the 4th round.
Also on disk 1 is UFC features. THERE you can find pre-fight interviews for the Main Card, and 1 for Arroyo/Cramer. The rest of the pre-lim interviews are the back stage interviews.
So was this all worth it? Nope. I wanted more. I expected more. And I truly hope the UFC, along with Anchor Bay gets it together and gives the fans what they want when they buy UFC DVDs. They skimped, and that sucks. But it wasn't all bad. Just could've been better"
Chris | Hawaii | 09/28/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"The entire fight card was extremely BORING. A bunch of fights that were dominated by fighters who implemented the infamous "lay and pray" strategy. ALL fights except the Machida vs Silva and Penn vs St. Pierre went the distance. A good number of those were split decisions. Very little action. Main event did not live up to the hype."