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Jones/Gustafsson II location not set, UFC may be reconsidering Toronto

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by markg171, Jun 6, 2014.

  1. markg171

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    Mike Chiappetta MMA @MikeChiappetta
    UFC may be reconsidering Toronto for Jones-Gus II. An official tells me "more info to be made available in days to come."

    For those who weren't aware UFC 178 is currently scheduled for Toronto but it seems the UFC might be changing that

    UPDATE: Sweden not being considered

    http://www.mmafighting.com/2014/6/6/5786466/toronto-not-a-lock-to-host-jones-vs-gustafsson-2
     
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    aw man. was really hoping it would be here.
     
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    Same. Toronto and Montreal are the only events I can go to.
     
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    This would suck if true for me. But I can understand.

    First off they really want Jones to fight in Vegas, where he hasnt been as a champ. Second, I can also understand why they dont want a re-match to be in the exact same city as the first
     
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    If they do move it, I hope it's not a snap reaction in regards to the ticket sales in Vancouver not doing so hot. That seems pretty unfair to those fans.


    Can't imagine they'd do 3 PPVs in Vegas in a span of 5 months (you'd assume the year ending event will be in Vegas as well)
     
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    Just do it outside of MSG in the plaza area. Don't give a fuck if they try to stop you.
     
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    Come to Stockholm. Friends Arena, 65 thousand seats sold out guaranteed!
     
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    Still got my hopes up for Tele2 or Friends arena in Sweden. It would be beyond crazy.

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    Very well could be that they're trying to get a stadium show. Now whether that just means they're reconsidering the Air Canada Centre for the Rogers Centre in Toronto, or for the arena in Stockholm, I don't know.
     
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    That'd be cool. My new place is within walking distance of the Air Canada Centre.
     
  11. JudoThrowFiasco

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    Home field advantage should go to the champ. Don't see this thing going outside of North America and definitely can't see this going to Sweden.
     
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    There's no way that they fill up the Rogers Centre again.
     
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    LOL @ "home field advantage." Jones has been booed by the crowd every time that he's fought in Toronto.
     
  14. Ughugh

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    He said they'd might be reconsidering Toronto. But yeah Rogers Centre would make more sense if they have it there.

    It would be on another level if they took it to Sweden though. Literally the whole country would stop to watch the fight. Take the Ireland hype and triple it and that's how crazy it would be...
     
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    I wouldn't consider Toronto home field advantage for him either. I think it should be in the states or the very least NA. Just not Europe.
     
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    Just a few days ago I saw a bunch of Jones fanboys argue that Manuwa had no home field advantage in London so the same thing should be true for Alex in Sweden...
     
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    Yeah and Montreal was completely neutral for GSP...
     
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    As was Las Vegas for Barao against TJ.
     
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    This^^^^ Why put the fight in the challenger's backyard?
     
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    Maybe they can make a distinction between bad business and bad press?
     

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