Posted 2/22/07 12:49:00PM
Reported by Sam Caplan of cbssportsline.com This past weekend, Fighting Entertainment Group made the first attempt by a fight promotion at holding a major mixed-martial arts show at an outdoor stadium in the United States. From both a financial and quality perspective, the show was a total failure.
But if UFC president Dana White’s comments several weeks ago during a pre-UFC 71 conference call are any indication, Zuffa could be the next fight company to attempt a major outdoor MMA extravaganza.
White expressed his desire for the company to eventually hold an outdoor show at the 50,000-seat Aloha Stadium in Hawaii. He gave no timetable for when a card will be scheduled and the UFC is not expected to promote a card in Hawaii until the state regulates MMA.
MMA cards currently take place in Hawaii on a regular basis but state rules do not require the shows to be regulated. Aside from holding shows in Europe, the UFC wants to avoid putting on fight cards in areas where MMA is not regulated.
Posted 3/11/08 8:52:00PM
what could be better than a vacation in hawaii to watch a ufc fight!
Posted 8/3/07 12:38:00PM
2 words if it happens: BJ Penn. If he can beat Sherk at UFC 84 then they have a great opportunity to build a show around him in the main event, much like 83 with GSP & the Ohio events with Franklin.