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Post by CDF47 on Wed Dec 31, 2014 1:28 pm

Provide a list of suspected Zuffa shills that post in the website forums on Sherdog, the UG,...  Below is the definition of a shill/stooge (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shill):

A shill, also called a plant or a stooge, is a person who publicly helps a person or organization without disclosing that they have a close relationship with the person or organization.

"Shill" typically refers to someone who purposely gives onlookers the impression that they are an enthusiastic independent customer of a seller (or marketer of ideas) for whom they are secretly working. The person or group who hires the shill is using crowd psychology to encourage other onlookers or audience members to purchase the goods or services (or accept the ideas being marketed). Shills are often employed by professional marketing campaigns. "Plant" and "stooge" more commonly refer to any person who is secretly in league with another person or organization while pretending to be neutral or actually a part of the organization he is planted in.

Internet: In online discussion media, satisfied consumers or "innocent" parties may express specific opinions in order to further the interests of an organization in which they have an interest, such as a commercial vendor or special interest group. In academia, this is called opinion spamming.[4] Web sites can also be set up for the same purpose. For example, an employee of a company that produces a specific product might praise the product anonymously in a discussion forum or group in order to generate interest in that product, service, or group. In addition, some shills use "sock puppetry", where they sign on as one user soliciting recommendations for a specific product or service. They then sign on as a different user pretending to be a satisfied customer of a specific company.


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Re: Expose the Zuffa Shills

Post by TeamJohnPerretti on Wed Dec 31, 2014 1:47 pm

Years ago I posted on the UG.

Can't remember the names but the place was full of shills. Paid posters/shills(by Zuffa) were on there and other mma messageboards. Zuffa used shills as a way to help control the public's opinion on different topics and make Zuffa ownership seem favorable/popular.

The main shills now are the mma media that Dana/Zuffa control.






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Re: Expose the Zuffa Shills

Post by CDF47 on Wed Dec 31, 2014 3:18 pm

TeamJohnPerretti wrote:Years ago I posted on the UG.

Can't remember the names but the place was full of shills. Paid posters/shills(by Zuffa) were on there and other mma messageboards. Zuffa used shills as a way to help control the public's opinion on different topics and make Zuffa ownership seem favorable/popular.

The main shills now are the mma media that Dana/Zuffa control.






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Yeah, they are everywhere in the forums and in the media.  They probably have single users using multiple usernames at Sherdog and all the other forums.  

I also think they plant them at UFC Q&A's in the audiences.  If someone asks a question which the UFC doesn't like, these shills will start to boo and get others to boo using crowd psychology as described in the shill definition.

Sometimes it is hard to figure out who is a brainwashed fan, an idiot troll, a true fan that just doesn't know better, or a shill.  The shills are usually the first one into threads that do not tote the Zuffa line and they come in droves (the droves of multiple users could just be a couple users with multiple usernames).  They are also the first to boo at Zuffa Q&As.  They also side track debates, and use every other manipulative debating tactic in the book. They are just a group of deceptive lying stooges as the definition states.

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Re: Expose the Zuffa Shills

Post by TeamJohnPerretti on Wed Dec 31, 2014 4:19 pm

CDF47 wrote: Sometimes it is hard to figure out who is a brainwashed fan, an idiot troll, a true fan that just doesn't know better, or a shill.  The shills are usually the first one into threads that do not tote the Zuffa line and they come in droves (the droves of multiple users could just be a couple users with multiple usernames).  They are also the first to boo at Zuffa Q&As.  They also side track debates, and use every other manipulative debating tactic in the book. They are just a group of deceptive lying stooges as the definition states.


Well said.

This is the reason UFC has shills.

Sadly there are many people who are follower's and follow the group think mentality. The shills keep on point/repeating that the UFC is the best and that Dana/Fertitta's are cool/popular. The uneducated fans then embrace and support what the shill's have put out.


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Re: Expose the Zuffa Shills

Post by CDF47 on Wed Dec 31, 2014 5:17 pm

TeamJohnPerretti wrote:
CDF47 wrote: Sometimes it is hard to figure out who is a brainwashed fan, an idiot troll, a true fan that just doesn't know better, or a shill.  The shills are usually the first one into threads that do not tote the Zuffa line and they come in droves (the droves of multiple users could just be a couple users with multiple usernames).  They are also the first to boo at Zuffa Q&As.  They also side track debates, and use every other manipulative debating tactic in the book. They are just a group of deceptive lying stooges as the definition states.


Well said.

This is the reason UFC has shills.

Sadly there are many people who are follower's and follow the group think mentality. The shills keep on point/repeating that the UFC is the best and that Dana/Fertitta's are cool/popular. The uneducated fans then embrace and support what the shill's have put out.


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I agree, wish more people would think for themselves rather than being told how to think.

Great quote.

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Re: Expose the Zuffa Shills

Post by TeamJohnPerretti on Thu Jan 01, 2015 2:08 pm

CDF47 wrote:I agree, wish more people would think for themselves rather than being told how to think.  


I agree.

Wish more people would think for themselves when it comes to mma and for other more important issues.

Sadly many people are simple minded and are impressed by Dana White when he talks up his product(even if it's garbage) and think it means something when Mike Goldberg over and over says, "The UFC is the super bowl of mixed martial arts".

The uneducated fan and the cage fighting fan have taken over the North American mma fanbase. These are the people still ordering UFC ppv's.






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Re: Expose the Zuffa Shills

Post by stu3ufc on Thu Jan 01, 2015 2:25 pm

I think if youre sick of UFC and MMA in general then get into kickboxing or something else because MMA is degenerate now. UFC has eroded the culture and now all you see is this >

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Re: Expose the Zuffa Shills

Post by TeamJohnPerretti on Thu Jan 01, 2015 2:28 pm

stu3ufc wrote:UFC has eroded the culture and now all you see is this >



I agree Stu.

Like I said above. The North American fanbase is made up of uneducated fans and people who like cage fighting and the whole Dana f'ing White persona.







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Re: Expose the Zuffa Shills

Post by stu3ufc on Thu Jan 01, 2015 2:52 pm

It's not just North American fans.... You read the same kind of ignorance from UK/ Canadian/ European fans too. All of them parroting Dana White and UFC

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Re: Expose the Zuffa Shills

Post by PRIDE4EVER on Thu Jan 01, 2015 2:57 pm

MMAlogic on the ug is a huge shill
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Post by westcott123 on Thu Jan 01, 2015 7:53 pm

PRIDE4EVER wrote:MMAlogic on the ug is a huge shill
mmalogic don't make me laugh nothing that guy/girl says is logical
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Re: Expose the Zuffa Shills

Post by CDF47 on Fri Jan 02, 2015 3:04 am

TeamJohnPerretti wrote:
CDF47 wrote:I agree, wish more people would think for themselves rather than being told how to think.  


I agree.

Wish more people would think for themselves when it comes to mma and for other more important issues.

Sadly many people are simple minded and are impressed by Dana White when he talks up his product(even if it's garbage) and think it means something when Mike Goldberg over and over says, "The UFC is the super bowl of mixed martial arts".

The uneducated fan and the cage fighting fan have taken over the North American mma fanbase. These are the people still ordering UFC ppv's.






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Agreed

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Re: Expose the Zuffa Shills

Post by CDF47 on Fri Jan 02, 2015 3:05 am

stu3ufc wrote:I think if youre sick of UFC and MMA in general then get into kickboxing or something else because MMA is degenerate now. UFC has eroded the culture and now all you see is this >

There is definitely a lot of that.

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Re: Expose the Zuffa Shills

Post by CDF47 on Fri Jan 02, 2015 3:06 am

PRIDE4EVER wrote:MMAlogic on the ug is a huge shill

I wonder what his Sherdog username is. There are almost too many to name at that site that are suspect over the years.

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Re: Expose the Zuffa Shills

Post by PRIDE4EVER on Sat Jan 03, 2015 9:51 pm

Forgot the paid shill on the UG CindyO.....common knowledge she is a paid zuffa poster!
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Re: Expose the Zuffa Shills

Post by CDF47 on Sun Jan 04, 2015 2:49 pm

PRIDE4EVER wrote:Forgot the paid shill on the UG CindyO.....common knowledge she is a paid zuffa poster!

That's right. I remember hearing about her.

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