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The UFC tried to rent the U2 ‘Claw’ for their stadium show

Doing a UFC show in a venue the size of Rio’s Engenhão stadium is going to present some interesting logistical problems for the UFC. Problems they’re trying to solve in some creative ways:

“To do the lighting rig inside one of those places? Did you see the last U2 concert? We tried to rent that claw – whatever that thing is, that claw thing. We tried to rent that thing from them and couldn’t get it because we couldn’t get it down there, so we’re building our own version of that thing. There’s a lot of work that’s going to go into that show.”

“Steven Seagal, he’s related to Bono via sunglasses and suggested we check it out.” Too bad they couldn’t get the thing, it’s a pretty cool chunk of hardware. I’m sure whatever they build instead will be pretty cool. Who knows, maybe they’ll actually be able to capture the crazy live vibe during the PPV too. Past events such as outdoors in Dubai and the Skydome in Toronto were almost disappointing in their sameness.

A bunch more pictures of ‘the Claw’ after the jump.

  • Reverend Clint

    they should rent bono and make him fight

  • Letibleu


  • DJ ThunderElbows

    He could fight Caraway for the 14 Couric championship.

  • iamphoenix
  • iamphoenix

    I swear I posted these video’s before leti did so by the off chance it turns out that he was in fact the one who posted these then gosh dang it

  • Letibleu
  • fightlinker

    you guys are creepy

  • CAP

    Whatever they build better have a trap door under it so Chael can survive.

  • iamphoenix

    no, you are

  • CAP

    ^Never mind Beasley he’s just high as fuck!

  • Letibleu

    thats a fucking weird gif

  • P W

    ^^^ Dude on the right, after the GIF cuts out: – I just said it was MY knee you were rubbing, I didn’t tell you to stop.

  • glassjawsh

    I had a bunch of friends that were at that show. it was completely reprehensible on the states part to even hold it when the winds were so bad (since, you know, we live in goddamned tornado alley) also reprehensible of my friends to go to a fucking sugarland concert……