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34 UFC events in 2012

LordZardoz2011-10-12 03:11:47 +0000 #1
I just saw this on the main page.

No mention on how many of these events are going to be free events, or how many of them will be 'twofers' like the UFC Japan + Vegas events. It also mentioned that 2011 is will have had 27 events in total. Also no mention on whether those 34 events includes UFC 141 on December 30th.

We know that 4 of the 2012 events are going to be on Big Fox, and that two of them ought to be Ultimate Fighter finale's on FX. As long as most of the new events are free to watch, I am fine with that. There were 16 PPV events in 2011 (UFC 125 to UFC 141, minus the free UFC 138 event). If the full cost events are consistent through 2012, that puts us at about 18 free events. That might be a bit of an optimistic prediction though.

LordZardoz2011-10-12 03:19:27 +0000 #2

Originally Posted by DanaWhite

"We have our schedule for next year and it ends up being something like 34 fights. This year was 27, next year is 34. That’s how crazy that’s gonna be. I don’t know if you heard me say last week or a few weeks ago but I said my weeks blend together too. There’s gonna be days when we do two fights on the same day. The way that we’ll do that is from different countries. If we’re doing a fight in Japan, we’ll do it in Vegas too. If we’re in London then we’ll do it in Vegas too or somewhere in the United States. We’ll lead in with the fight from another country and then go live on pay per view."

BulldogWrestler2011-10-12 03:21:17 +0000 #3
heh. Called it?
Best80smovieRAD2011-10-12 03:28:32 +0000 #4
a few months back, I was a bit turned off by too much mma. Now that i've been pissed at the world as of late due to numerous issues that have arose in my life, mma whenever it is on has helped me get away from the bull****. So please bring more mma
jlf2011-10-12 04:27:37 +0000 #5
This really shows the growth of the sport, putting on an extra 7 events in a year is a big deal. It really shows there is a growing demand and audience for it which is great. The only forseeable issue I can think of with this is that filling in for injured fighters on short notice could prove to be more difficult. A heavier schedule will mean that fighters are kept busy and less available to jump into a fight on short notice. But for now, I am pleased and look forward to a good year of fights.
thelegend2011-10-12 04:00:32 +0000 #6
Looking good, around 3 events a month then. I think they'll stick around the 16 mark for PPV's



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