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UFC 134: Rio Sells Out in Little More than an Hour

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There are more than two months left until UFC 134: Rio takes place at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, but the event can already be called an unabashed success.

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Post #1   6/18/11 5:15:41PM   

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Noticed this on Sherdog from one of their members:

"I went to a sold out UFC in Vegas "Machida VS Rashad" we got there to our nosebleed seats, they got rid of the seats we were going to sit in and moved up way closer to the cage, we went from seats worth $150 up to the $500 seats. "and this is the MGM" when I asked why they were doing this, they told me it waas because the PPV needs to look like a packed arena.
from then on, I never believe any show is sold out, Dana White just knows how to make you REALLY REALLY want to go to his fights."

A couple of more guys said the same happened to them. I wasn't aware the UFC did this. I should have figured, though.

Post #2   6/18/11 7:30:48PM   

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moving people down to the open seats is pretty a fairly common practice for any televised live event.

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Post #3   6/18/11 9:58:18PM   

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still extremely cool thing though

Post #4   6/19/11 1:21:17AM   

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Wonder how the Rio crowd will react if Chael is in Yushin's corner?

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Post #5   6/19/11 1:55:05AM   

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I feel sorry for all those fans who bought fight club memberships for the presale
Just to find out that the ufc for some reason didn't do one for this event
That suppose to come with fight club membership ,

Post #6   6/19/11 6:41:19PM