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Why has the UFC never been to Hawaii?

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  1. juddy96 Purple Belt

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    Plenty of UFC fighters come from Hawaii, why has a UFC show never happened there?

    BJ Penn
    Travis Browne
    KJ Noons
    Yancy Medeiros
    Max Holloway
    Louis Smolka
    Dustin Kimura
    Brad Tavares
    Russell Doane
    Eddie Yagin

    Give them opponents, and that's a solid fight night card.
     
  2. Skydome Banned Banned

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    I'm not sure, maybe Ron Jhun would know because he runs a gym there and trains a few fighters in the UFC.

    Seems like a great spot to have a fight night event or something. Have it outside on the beach like Bodog fights
     
  3. spid3yo Guest

    Insane taxes

    3% of first $50,000 gross ticket sales
    2% of all gross ticket sales over $50,000
    2% of all receipts from television broadcasting, internet, DVD sales, etc.
     
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  5. Degen Gambler Silver Belt

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    I dont think people on the east coast want to stay up until 5am watching a fight night.
     
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  7. spid3yo Guest

    read the update then come back and lets hear your jokes
     
  8. skullmaskkid Banned Banned

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    UFC has robbed BJ Penn way too many decisions to EVER BE WELCOME IN HAWAII
     
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    Lol too bad for them then. DVR dat
     
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    While the UK has to stay up until 6am.
     
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    would be cool
     
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    Its the taxes
     
  13. laleggenda27 Brown Belt

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    Your numbers are way out of date. The law has been amended a few times since 2008 (which is where your numbers are from) and the current fee structure was established in 2010. Essentially, it's:

    (1) 2% of gross ticket sales; and
    (2) The lesser of $50,000 or 2% of gross receipts from ppv.
     
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    Expensive to run and it would have to be a stadium show. They would have to have the right fight to sell it out and make it worth it

    Penn/GSP would have done it but they didn't go that route for whatever reason. Probably for the best with how the 2nd fight went.
     
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    pussies
     
  16. chubbman Yellow Card Banned

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    I saw an interview were Dana said it was to do with Hawaii not having commissions or a sports body as such, and how they didn't want to upset the Cali and Vegas commissions,

    Lots of red tape
     
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    Why would it have to be a stadium show?
     
  18. TheMax Blue Belt

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    It takes a lot of work to put on any show -- and getting all of your equipment to Hawaii takes a lot of work.

    So you can put on a smaller show (fight night, whatever) with a lot of base cost (moving your octagon), or you can put on a big show and not sell out, since the population is small.

    Pick your poison.
     
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    Preach!
     
  20. BareKnucklez** Banned Banned

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    Main events usually start at 3am for me. We need more events in Europe, but with better fighters. They always seem to give Europeans the shittiest cards.
     

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