What? Why does Anderson need to fight in Brazil to help his brand/ To be more popular with the Brazilians?
And the UFC tried to have the fight in Brazil, then a problem occured and they could'nt. Its not like the UFC just said screw it were not having this fight in Brazil.
They are doing what is best for the UFC and probobly everyone else.
Anderson is going to argue and squeeze as much money out of a company that has already given him the oppertunity to become rich and famouse? And Im sure he was already being paid handsomely for this fight.
Im not sure if you're just arguing for the sake of arguing or you truly have not clue about branding and marketing, or business in general.
Do you not think that Anderson would benefit from having his name plastered all over the place in brazil, as they try to sell out 50+ thousand seats, would not help his brand? You do not understand that selling out a venue in a city means A LOT more advertising dollars in the city than they will ever put into trying to sell a PPV in Las Vegas?
If these things confuse you, we should not continue this conversation.
Also, as for Chael being 'smart' with his gimmick, I guess the intelligent thing about it is that he panders to those easily amused and to the somewhat closeted racists. There are millions of them so if/when he makes a buck on every single one of them, that makes him a very smart millionaire.