UFC in Europe
I was wondering what other European markets are of interest to be used by UFC in 2012?
Everybody knows the UFC invested largely in the UK, and to a lesser extent in Germany. What other European countries could bring in major UFC revenue and athletes?
Sweden seems the next candidate, but except Gustaffson and Papy Abedy theres no other talent. Maybe the Netherlands as well? but their talent outside of Overeem, Struve and Mousasi is also limited.
France has been discussed as a potential event for a while. Im not sure they lifted the ban off yet. Italy and Spain were also mentioned but MMA there is not mainstream yet, and theyre not known for martial arts anyways.
Eastern Europe could also be a good market for countries like Russia, Bulgaria, Poland and Croatia having some talent and proficient in sambo and kickboxing.
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