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When will the UFC host a stadium of 80,000 people?

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  1. Outsider524 Brown Belt

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    We've heard from Dana's mouth the UFC will become the biggest sport in the world. at ufc159 he was quoted for saying "Obama would have to sit on his lap if he wanted a seat" Obviously he is a promoter and will say crazy things......But how long do you think it'll take the UFC to seat 80,000 closest so far is 55k with GSP vs Shields.

    Found it kind of funny. The sport which people claim is dead "Boxing" Just filled a stadium of 80,000 people in London,England 5,000 in attendance at weigh-ins

    I totaled out all the attendance of the UFC that took place in London and this is what I got.

    UFC london Gus vs Manuwa=14,604
    UFC Fuel tv=10,349
    UFC 120 Bisping vs Akiyama=17,133
    UFC 95 Sanchez vs Stevenson 13,268
    UFC 85 Bedlam 15,327
    UFC 75=16,234
    UFC 38=5,000

    Grand total=91,915

    The take away, It takes 6 1/2 ufc London cards to equal Carl vs Froch

    So clearly it has a long way from being the biggest sport in the world.
     
  2. PRIDEWASBETTER Whatever it takes Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Just gotta put the right card with the right venue.
     
  3. wilKO Green, White & Gold belt

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    When mma is as big as boxing.
     
  4. Szwok Brown Belt

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    Wont happen anytime soon, if anything the crowd attendance is dropping instead of growing. UFC 173 was short 5k ppl for 16k max attendance. They would have to open a new market who have been hydrated for MMA since forever. Like sweden or something....

    On a side note:

    UFC is bigger then football already bro! didnt you hear? No matter Barcalona pulls 99.000 ppl each home game. 19 times a year not even counting cup matches / champions league.
     
  5. Pliny Pete Puts Butts In Seats

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    Conor McGregor could get 80,000 people in a stadium to watch him take a shit
     
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    Isn't the Sweden stadium 80k that they're aiming for?
     
  7. mchestnut Banned Banned

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    I dont think there is a single fight that would draw 80k now. It would have had to be GSP vs Silva for that too happen.

    Only shot they have at that now is GSP vs Silva, which isnt going to happen. UFC should have done it when they had the chance
     
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    some huge fight in brazil perhaps
     
  9. they took that off the table. currently they are discussing Vegas in August
     
  10. MachidaNo1Fan Red Belt

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    When they put on better cards
     
  11. LordBarnaby** Green Belt

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    lol never.
     
  12. Forza Tifosi Gold Belt

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    Maybe they aren't as big as boxing in the UK?

    In Brazil, some soccer regional matches fill 60k people every week, I doubt Tennis would do the same, even when we had the No.1 place for some time with Kuerten.

    I don't doubt Dana when he says they can put 80K butts inside a stadium, depends where the stadium is located. In Brazil? Sure. In the UK? Never.
     
  13. thechoice2 Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    How much does the NFL games that have been played in Europe pull in? I'm curious since so many people on here talk about how the NFL is so small outside the US.
     
  14. Sjb1888 Silver Belt

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    This is actually what came to mind for me.

    Could fill aviva stadium as long the prices weren't too expensive
     
  15. Buff Trash Belt Degenerate

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    When somebody fights Floyd.

    Edit: Oh snap... Purple belt. Didn't even realise.
     
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    UFC 129: 55,724 in attendance.
     
  17. oswald1 Black Belt

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    It's fucking ridiculous how much people like soccer. Dumbest game ever
     
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    they replaced the world cup final game with MM and Benevidez versus Struve.

    you know since UFC is way more popular than football
     
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NFL_International_Series

    The lowest they did was 76,000.
     
  20. Hypersky Purple Belt

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    Soon , Rousey card at Dallas stadium with a crappy co main no less......
     

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