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Dana White Talks UFC Expansion

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UFC held it's pre-UFC 80 press conference today, and while UFC was promoting the upcoming Joe Stevenson-BJ Penn LIghtweight Title fight, UFC President Dana White mostly talked about UFC's plans for expansion.

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Post #1   1/10/08 4:54:28PM   

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“Look at the NFL. There's nothing bigger in this country than the NFL,” White stated. “They've been spending billions of dollars trying to break into Europe and they can't do it, because nobody gives a (expletive) about football in Europe. They didn't grow up playing football, they don't know about it.

“I take two guys and put them in the Octagon and they can use any martial art they want. It translates through all different cultural barriers, language barriers... people love fighting.”

He continued, “I think that this thing can be global. I think that this thing can be the biggest sport in the world. I already know it's the most exciting sport in the world.”


That makes a lot of sense to me.

However,I wanna see another ULTIMATE JAPAN!

Post #2   1/10/08 4:59:01PM   

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mma is global dana . its in japan, brazil, russia, europe, asia its everywhere. its the ufc thats not global. funny how he forgets hes not the only show.

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Posted by jocksmall

mma is global dana . its in japan, brazil, russia, europe, asia its everywhere. its the ufc thats not global. funny how he forgets hes not the only show.



Good point.

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Posted by jocksmall

mma is global dana . its in japan, brazil, russia, europe, asia its everywhere. its the ufc thats not global. funny how he forgets hes not the only show.



I don't think your reading what he is saying. Not once does he say MMA.

“I take two guys and put them in the Octagon and they can use any martial art they want. It translates through all different cultural barriers, language barriers... people love fighting.”

He is talking about the UFC and not MMA here. Dana doesn't talk about MMA as a hole much.

“I think that this thing can be global. I think that this thing can be the biggest sport in the world. I already know it's the most exciting sport in the world.”

I still think he is talking about the UFC and not MMA.



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Post #5   1/10/08 6:12:13PM