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Old 06-18-2009, 02:19 AM   #21 (permalink)
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The UFC needs to forget about pleasing the German media and politicians and find another European beachhead. Now Liechtenstein is a market to go after. The opportunity would be big...yes BIG I say.
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Old 06-18-2009, 04:12 AM   #22 (permalink)
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theres alot more countries in europe that can host a ufc event.. Croatia, France, Holland etc.. other organizations need to start in these countries then they can have the ufc step in. but croatia is defently something they should try..maybe not even pay per views but regular fight nights
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Old 06-18-2009, 05:12 AM   #23 (permalink)
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I think Netherlands, Spain, France and Italy would've been much better choices. Maybe even Finland which has Its own "Finnfight" org.
yes, they should have done this in netherlands in the first place. they would've gone crazy for cro cop. add a few kick boxers to the card (hardonk, pat barry etc) and it would've been a huge draw.


i don't see why they don't try going to japan either. if they add enough pride stars and japanese fighters to the card it'd be very well received. not sure how the japanese would react to the cage though.
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Old 06-18-2009, 06:57 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Pfft the Germans should talk...lets not forget The Holocaust...
Yeah, that was funny.

The thing is, Germany is by far the biggest market in Europe and that's why they're going for it. There's practically no other country on the mainland (except if you count Russia... and I'm not even sure about Russia's market) that comes close in terms of potential revenue.

As far as I know, Germany is the first country that UFC has planted their seeds in that is not speaking English. Nobody has ever seen a caged fight before except in Van Damme movies. Just give us some time to shut the idiots up and UFC will do just fine.

And don't forget. There were over 11.000 people in the Lanxess Arena and they were from all over Europe. From where I live it's only 2 hours of driving to the Netherlands, not even 1 hour to France, 4 hours to England and 5-6 to every country that borders in the east. Oh and don't forget Liechtenstein.

As I said, all we need is time to shut the ignorants up.

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Old 06-18-2009, 07:21 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Yeah I think they're just looking to expand into the bigger countries first since Dana has already been talking about France, the second largest country in mainland western Europe. So I guess Italy will be next in turn after that.
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Old 06-18-2009, 09:11 AM   #26 (permalink)
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europe is pretty much one big country .. no borders so people from all over will come..mma will be huge in germany..but it needs to be introduced more in other countries spain, france, fin n etc but also to the balkans like croatia, macedonia, bosnia..there are some really naturally stong fighters that are just not technically good because theres no bjj and not that much wrestling over there..but damn when they kick and punch they break walls like stojnic i mean he was demolishing that guy untill he had his back.
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Old 06-18-2009, 11:09 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Or move the UFC events to Austria .. strange that they didnt offer it themselfs .. But no doubt that Germany is better cause of the countries it borders with..

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