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    All the luxury box suites were sold out in Los Angels. i didn't see a lot of empty seats in general admission where you were seated. I don't know, perhaps your vantage point was better on the cheep seats. I know he grossed a lot more money on the event that Atencio did in his events. What do you want from the man, he comped you and Pimach into the arena!
    Lets go Brent!

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    greco-zag, I think he means American football. And I'm sure it already is bigger world wide than our foot ball. Maybe not here. But there's a lot more to the world than just us, the u.s.a.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adolf Oliverbush View Post
    All the luxury box suites were sold out in Los Angels. i didn't see a lot of empty seats in general admission where you were seated. I don't know, perhaps your vantage point was better on the cheep seats. I know he grossed a lot more money on the event that Atencio did in his events. What do you want from the man, he comped you and Pimach into the arena!
    dont lie OBC we saw like 5 empty suites behind us and more around the arena. and there were alot of empty seats. if UFC made money it was PPV buys.
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    I don't know what he means by "rule the world", but a very small percentage of people in the US care about UFC, let alone the world.

    If he's talking about world perception, the world cares about soccer and basketball. I don't see that completely changing to UFC in 10 years. Basketball is the fastest growing sport in the world; in India & China, the NBA is bigger than traditional state sports like soccer and rugby. At the 2008 Olympic games in China, basketball was the hottest ticket outside the swimming events and sold out easily. The people we work with from Chennai and Mumbai just want tickets to Lakers games when they come to LA; I doubt they even knew there was a UFC fight last time they were in town.

    If he's talking about TV, then it's even more insane. The NFL makes over $20 billion in network TV deals alone. That's not counting the NFL Network, ESPN deals for one time special events like the NFL Draft, and the deals for the SuperBowl. All told, it's over $30 billion in TV rights daels alone.

    If he's talking about seating capacities, the largest soccer stadiums in the world can hold 150,000 and they sell out all the time. Just in the US, there's 5 college football stadiums that can hold over 100,000 people and they all sell out 7 times a year. Notre Dame and Texas have waiting lists for their season tickets. A lot of UFC events don't even sell out; the tickets are comp'd from hotel stays—I just got an offer for free UFC 108 tickets if I stayed at any MGM property for 2 nights.

    I like MMA—not necessarily UFC—but Dana should pass whatever he's smoking.

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    Well mma will never surpass soccer, and it will never surpass football in the us, but i do think it will continue to grow rapidly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lawrestler View Post
    I don't know what he means by "rule the world", but a very small percentage of people in the US care about UFC, let alone the world.

    If he's talking about world perception, the world cares about soccer and basketball. I don't see that completely changing to UFC in 10 years. Basketball is the fastest growing sport in the world; in India & China, the NBA is bigger than traditional state sports like soccer and rugby. At the 2008 Olympic games in China, basketball was the hottest ticket outside the swimming events and sold out easily. The people we work with from Chennai and Mumbai just want tickets to Lakers games when they come to LA; I doubt they even knew there was a UFC fight last time they were in town.

    If he's talking about TV, then it's even more insane. The NFL makes over $20 billion in network TV deals alone. That's not counting the NFL Network, ESPN deals for one time special events like the NFL Draft, and the deals for the SuperBowl. All told, it's over $30 billion in TV rights daels alone.

    If he's talking about seating capacities, the largest soccer stadiums in the world can hold 150,000 and they sell out all the time. Just in the US, there's 5 college football stadiums that can hold over 100,000 people and they all sell out 7 times a year. Notre Dame and Texas have waiting lists for their season tickets. A lot of UFC events don't even sell out; the tickets are comp'd from hotel stays?I just got an offer for free UFC 108 tickets if I stayed at any MGM property for 2 nights.

    I like MMA?not necessarily UFC?but Dana should pass whatever he's smoking.
    this guy knows whats up^


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    MMA's appeal is limited because of its violence. People of all ages and backgrounds can enjoy a game of basketball or soccer. There are, and always will be, a lot of people that will be turned off by MMA because it is so brutal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arm-spin View Post
    MMA's appeal is limited because of its violence. People of all ages and backgrounds can enjoy a game of basketball or soccer. There are, and always will be, a lot of people that will be turned off by MMA because it is so brutal.
    I don't know if that is it, but you can't put on more events without including more fighters that are way away from being a top contender. Plus I think there is a limit on how many PPVs people will buy (Americans and certainly people from poorer countries)




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