(Future Tapout customers)
Okay, now that the post-coital glow is off Lorenzo Fertitta going full time with the UFC, it’s time to start ripping him a new asshole for the stupid shit that he says. It’s kinda what we do here, man. Welcome to the club! Here’s a Lorenzo quote from a Kevin Iole article:
“Think about this for a second: India has 350 million men between the ages of 18 and 34, and that’s our key demographic,” Fertitta said. “The magnitude of these markets is staggering. Dana has been doing a phenomenal job with this company, and I’ve been doing what I could given my responsibilities (at Station Casinos).”
Now ain’t that just the dumbest statement you ever heard? I have to wonder about how the UFC picks the countries they talk up for expansion. Last we heard, they were talking about the freaking Philippines and now they’re bringing up fucking India. Fucking India!
Over 800 million people in India live on less than half a US dollar per day – the standard considered to be the poverty line for the country. Latest estimates place the Indian population at just over 1.1 billion, already leaving less than 300 million people total (males and females of all ages) that might be able to spend their money on things other than food, water, and shelter.
I get the fact that Lorenzo is just trying to point out the scope and possibilities that lay in expansion. But picking India is perhaps the most whack national choice in the book. You might as well try to say penguins in Antartica represent an amazing opportunity for the UFC’s growth. Quick tip: if you’re going to port this quote around to other people, how about saying “China” instead of India. It’ll seem a lot less silly.