Originally Posted by Piewarrior
Not sure why this is surprising heh GSP has a monopoly on Canadian Fans. Hes all they got to cheer for really at least for casual fans.
Brazil has a ton of stars and so does USA and Japan. Canada pretty much just has 1 golden boy. Canadians love their MMA and GSP is their representative in the sport. It's a big deal when he fights.
It's like when Pacman fights, you have casual filipino fans come out of hiding to support their guy.
It's true to an extent, in that there is extra hype in Canada for GSP of course, but Canadians are pretty big on buying UFC's already.
No doubt there will be a bump in the Canadian market for any GSP fight, but that bump is just part of it.