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UFC president Dana White has outlined his plan for the future of UK MMA, revealing he wants to stage events in the same venues at the same time and date every year.

White spoke confidently about the UFC's intention to drive the UK market forward on Wednesday, labelling EMEA CEO Garry Cook "a stud" who will deliver a higher volume of events in the near future.

This weekend's Wembley Arena card brings the UK's first UFC title fight for half a decade, and it comes earlier enough in the year to create the possibility for multiple visits in 2013. Certainly that is what White and Cook are hoping for.

"Here's what we are working on - dates in London, Manchester, Dublin and several other places in the UK," he told the media. "We do them every year, the same date every year, and we bring big fights over here.

"[The plan is] we work out a deal for three years - hopefully it would be 30 years - but we work out a deal and we see how it goes, and build big events in these places same time every year.

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Post #1   2/14/13 12:09:12PM   

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The UK got Rampage vs Henderson....thats a decent fight

Post #2   2/14/13 12:18:48PM   

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Posted by Boo_Radley21

The UK got Rampage vs Henderson....thats a decent fight



The last fight Rampage gave two shits about.



I read this headline like Dana was saying, IT"SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
TTTTTTTTTTTTIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMEEEEEEEEEEEEE

Post #3   2/14/13 12:24:21PM   

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Funny. Big fights for Dana is a fuel card in the UK not a ppv

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Bet the UK wouldn't bitch about Pettis getting a crack at Aldo......Or would they? Hmmmmm

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Posted by postman

Bet the UK wouldn't bitch about Pettis getting a crack at Aldo......Or would they? Hmmmmm



The only people who would bitch about that would be the non MMA fans, that fight would be amazing.

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Posted by Rabi


Posted by postman

Bet the UK wouldn't bitch about Pettis getting a crack at Aldo......Or would they? Hmmmmm



The only people who would bitch about that would be the non MMA fans, that fight would be amazing.



God made weight classes for a reason and if you don't like it you can go back to whatever country yer from.

Aldo is too afraid to fight Lamas.

Post #7   2/14/13 5:58:12PM   

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Posted by Rabi


Posted by postman

Bet the UK wouldn't bitch about Pettis getting a crack at Aldo......Or would they? Hmmmmm



The only people who would bitch about that would be the non MMA fans, that fight would be amazing.



God made weight classes for a reason and if you don't like it you can go back to whatever country yer from.

Aldo is too afraid to fight Lamas.


pump the breaks billy zuffa made weight classes (mma anyway).

Post #8   2/14/13 7:22:52PM   

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Posted by Rabi


Posted by postman

Bet the UK wouldn't bitch about Pettis getting a crack at Aldo......Or would they? Hmmmmm



The only people who would bitch about that would be the non MMA fans


Something like that...

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Its long overdue to bring a big card to the UK.

Anyone with more than 2 brain cells can figure out that the UK cards have been weak for years, yet we pay more per seat for live events for a poorer 'product'.

We usually get a huge proportion of UK based fighters at every event, only for a much higher calibre of fighter to be at a USA event the following week - it's almost like the UFC like rubbing it in our faces.

Post #10   2/17/13 4:56:24AM