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post #11 of 143 (permalink) Old 11-16-2012, 09:29 PM Thread Starter
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Do Brazilians pay for PPV's?

I think for the biggest reach, it needs to be in Dallas Cowboy Stadium, as others have stated.

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May 18 - Open

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So what better weekend than May 4 (Cinco De Mayo) in Texas! book it before boxing does, they usually have a big PPV, I doubt they would try and compete with Silva/GSP.

Pack on a great PPV card and people will flock!

http://stadium.dallascowboys.com/eve...th=5&year=2013

Rogers Center (SkyDome) Toronto

May 4 - (Blue Jays day 5 of a 6 game home-stand)

May 11- Open

May 18 - Open

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It's been done, people will probably attend cause of GSP and being a stadium show, but Jon "The Future" Jones has failed twice to bring the hype to Toronto
If it does happen (I say if because it's only Dana saying this to a Canadian sports channel, hours before a Canadian event, before the two fighters have signed a contract, and GSP still needs to beat Condit) I think it happens at the Rogers Centre.

Cowboys stadium is a big risk -- will 55,000-60,000 Americans go to see a Canadian and Brazilian? They would need to load the rest of the card up with quality American fighters to make it sell out I think. If an American on the main card / co-main even goes down with an injury, that could spell disaster for the event. Just look back at some attendance numbers from numbered PPVs in the USA, they haven't sold out an arena show in a while, and they are in some cases giving out 1000s of free tickets to inflate attendance numbers.

If it's done in Toronto, they could sell 60,000 tickets even if it was just GSP/Silva on the card.

For some reason I don't see it happening in Brazil -- the Rogers Centre is the safe choice.

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Well I would suggest Anderson wouldn't take the fight if GSP loses but, it's Anderson Silva, he's a bully looking to pick on a fighter coming off an injury that has altered the careers of many and not for the better, when he could go up and do a much more intriguing fight for the fans but he's too scared Bones will mark up his face.

If Georges does win, make him come to 170, don't give into that bully's demands. If he wants to pick on the little guy make him drain himself to the point he can't defend himself and teach him a lesson and expose him to the entire world.
By that Logic should Jon Jones fight Silva at 185 Same Size Difference Between Silva And Jones as their is Between Gsp and Silva...
Jones 6'4" 230lbs 84.5" reach
Silva 6'2 210lbs 78" reach
Gsp 5'11" 190lbs 77" Reach

Those are pretty fair #'s give or take a pound for each fighter.. Silva is alot smaller then he used to be(Bonnar fight, compared to Forrest fight).. Gsp may be as well too since he doesn't lift weights anymore....
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Well I would suggest Anderson wouldn't take the fight if GSP loses but, it's Anderson Silva, he's a bully looking to pick on a fighter coming off an injury that has altered the careers of many and not for the better, when he could go up and do a much more intriguing fight for the fans but he's too scared Bones will mark up his face.
Reading brah - you're doing it wrong.

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By that Logic should Jon Jones fight Silva at 185 Same Size Difference Between Silva And Jones as their is Between Gsp and Silva...
Jones 6'4" 230lbs 84.5" reach
Silva 6'2 210lbs 78" reach
Gsp 5'11" 190lbs 77" Reach

Those are pretty fair #'s give or take a pound for each fighter.. Silva is alot smaller then he used to be(Bonnar fight, compared to Forrest fight).. Gsp may be as well too since he doesn't lift weights anymore....
Actually, none of these guys should be fighting at all, Anderson needs to do his job and defend his belt. Anderson is the one whose pushing for this fight, GSP has said a thousand times he wants to focus on 170.

But the difference is, GSP has never fought outside of 170 in the UFC, Anderson has gone up to Light Heavyweight three times and he's won all three fights in the first round by KO. So if one of these Super Fights does happen, why shouldn't it be between the Light Heavyweight Champion and the guy whose gone up to Light Heavyweight three times and stopped a former Champ who was ranked in the top five at the time?

I'll tell you why, Anderson knows he'd end up on his back and he'd bleed and he'd have no answer for Jones and he'd get pounded out, so now he wants to build his legacy and pick on a guy 15 lbs lighter than him.

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Reading brah - you're doing it wrong.
Actually, no, Anderson has already said he wants to fight GSP regardless if he wins or loses.

http://www.mmamania.com/2012/8/28/32...ierre-next-mma - There's the link.

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yeah, I'm totally with TheLyotoLegion on this one.
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Actually, none of these guys should be fighting at all, Anderson needs to do his job and defend his belt. Anderson is the one whose pushing for this fight, GSP has said a thousand times he wants to focus on 170.

But the difference is, GSP has never fought outside of 170 in the UFC, Anderson has gone up to Light Heavyweight three times and he's won all three fights in the first round by KO. So if one of these Super Fights does happen, why shouldn't it be between the Light Heavyweight Champion and the guy whose gone up to Light Heavyweight three times and stopped a former Champ who was ranked in the top five at the time?

I'll tell you why, Anderson knows he'd end up on his back and he'd bleed and he'd have no answer for Jones and he'd get pounded out, so now he wants to build his legacy and pick on a guy 15 lbs lighter than him.



Actually, no, Anderson has already said he wants to fight GSP regardless if he wins or loses.
So? Dana said GSP has to win. GSP would probably rather work towards another title shot, or get an immediate rematch if he loses by decision.

It's not only about what Silva wants...
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Cowboys stadium is a big risk -- will 55,000-60,000 Americans go to see a Canadian and Brazilian? They would need to load the rest of the card up with quality American fighters to make it sell out I think. If an American on the main card / co-main even goes down with an injury, that could spell disaster for the event. Just look back at some attendance numbers from numbered PPVs in the USA, they haven't sold out an arena show in a while, and they are in some cases giving out 1000s of free tickets to inflate attendance numbers.

If it's done in Toronto, they could sell 60,000 tickets even if it was just GSP/Silva on the card.
ur trippin.. americans are the least racist/patriotic fans when it comes to mma.. they rally behind who they like as fighters/individuals rather than who is a fellow countryman.. this would be the biggest fight in UFC history, you cant compare it to the average fight card held in vegas..
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I'll believe it when I see it. Let's go Condit.

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ur trippin.. americans are the least racist/patriotic fans when it comes to mma.. they rally behind who they like as fighters/individuals rather than who is a fellow countryman.. this would be the biggest fight in UFC history, you cant compare it to the average fight card held in vegas..
Racist? I'm not sure how you read my post and took away that from it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ufc_events

Sort the table at the bottom by attendance. 7 of the top 10 events were in Canada. 2 in Australia and 1 in the US.

The largest event in the USA was in Ohio (19k), and that was 5 years ago. Dallas did 17.5k, and that was 3 years ago.

I really don't think a Silva/GSP fight at Cowboy Stadium would sell out. They are giving away 100s to 1000s of tickets just to get people in seats right now.
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ur trippin.. americans are the least racist/patriotic fans when it comes to mma.. they rally behind who they like as fighters/individuals rather than who is a fellow countryman.. this would be the biggest fight in UFC history, you cant compare it to the average fight card held in vegas..
I'd say there's a little truth to this, I think people would go just for the hell of it though, to see that fight and a UFC card. If the UFC brought the Ben Henderson/Nate Diaz fight to North Carolina I'd go even though I don't like either guy, even if they brought the entire card without BJ, I'd still go just to say I went and I'd probably have a good time.

Brazilians and Canadians would travel though, I'm sure some would a lot of Brazilians went to UFC 148 in Vegas.

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