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The average joe sports fans know who gsp and anderson silva is. Ufc superfight champion vs champion. its an easy sell and the promoting will be everywhere in texas. I could see them selling out in less than a month after tickets go on sale.
Originally Posted by Sniggles
I think that you are very wrong.
Honestly, I hope I am wrong. I'm just curious/questioning if a Brazilian and a Canadian will resonate with average joe sports fan in the heart of Texas? That's what it's going to take to fill up that stadium especially when we're in a time when the UFC is struggling to fill arenas. I suppose if they absolutely stack the card like never before it would have a chance, otherwise I just don't see it.
Originally Posted by travtera
Popularity of MMA in general is in a bit of a downward trend at the moment. I could see it sell maybe 20,000-25,000 pretty much anywhere but not much more. Not Cowboys Stadium.
I think that you are very wrong.
I can't be the only one that sees this potential fight not being one that can sell out a stadium outside of Canada and Brazil. It's a big fight and perhaps my own bias towards the fight in general is getting the better of me but I think Dana's biting off more than he can chew with talk of Cowboys Stadium. That place is huge.
The UFC at Toronto's Rogers Stadium sold very well but it had a few things going for it. It was the first show in a hungry T.O. market and it featured a national hero in GSP in the main event as well as a strong undercard with plenty of Canadian talent. I just don't see Dallas having that same appetite for this one. Popularity of MMA in general is in a bit of a downward trend at the moment. I could see it sell maybe 20,000-25,000 pretty much anywhere but not much more. Not Cowboys Stadium.
So you have to put up with Jerry Jones hows that?
Prepare to hate me......
I do VIP security for the cowboys stadium and I would work the event walking around suites meeting celebrities and fighters, and basically get paid to watch the fights.
In other words.....
Hell everyone can come with me!
Damn if this does happen... Sakara can slap me right across the face so long as he takes me with him. No punishment, a good clean slap across the face.
Originally Posted by Sakara=Excitement
I was born and raised in the Dallas area but live about 4 hours away now in San Marcos (south of Austin).
My wifey and I have been to two UFC events:
UFC 103: Franklin vs. Belfort
UFC 136: Edgar vs. Maynard III
Oddly we didn't go to the Fight Night in Austin though, don't remember why. But her favorite fighter of all time is GSP so if this happens, we'll get tickets and be there for sure.
Although a part of me wants Condit to win just so he can run around the octagon with his middle fingers in the air.
Well I suppose there is a good side to GSP loosing. That immediately puts another dent on his record and solidifies Silva. Ofcourse if he wins we get to see him potentially get KTFO.
Sounds like a win/win to me.
I literally live 2 minutes from the stadium. Come on, income tax return!