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UFC76 did pretty good for a shitty card

Considering the state of the sport five years ago, it’s funny to hear people harping on the fact that UFC68 didn’t sell tickets ‘fast enough’. But I guess when the last show at the Honda Centre was so retardedly successful, it’s hard not to draw negative comparisons:

When UFC first came to the Honda Center in April of last year, about 16,000 tickets were sold out within 10 minutes — breaking an arena’s record.

Huntington Beach’s Tito Ortiz, who fought in UFC 59: Reality Check, may have contributed to the success, officials say.

Of course, it might have been the fact that UFC59 was packed to the tits with Evan Tanner, Karo Parisyan, Tito Ortiz, Forrest Griffin, Sean Sherk, Andrei Arlovski, and Tim Sylvia back when people actually liked Tim Sylvia. I’d sell my girlfriend into Middle Eastern slavery to go back in time and see that show live.

Maybe five years from now we’ll look back at UFC 76 and marvel at the star power that originated from the card. But as it stands today, the card was damn weak and I’m pretty impressed that it managed to sell 13,770 tickets.

  • http://flyingguardpass.blogspot.com/ garth

    UFC’s graphics are still freaking weak. They seriously need an upgrade. I think some of the old Pride promotional stuff was stupid (sperm swimming at the sun? WTF?) but at least they were bold. this cheap-ass “guy staring with fists up” or “guy staring with fists down” look is lame, and has been for a long time.
    they should hire me. i’m cheap and i want a new damn job.

  • http://flyingguardpass.blogspot.com/ garth

    vaguely in line with the actual post, i thought it was a damn entertaining card.

  • kentyman

    You got a new girlfriend already?

  • Swedish guy

    My thought exactly, kentyman.

  • http://www.fightlinker.com fightlinker

    It’s the same one. The fact that you guys know this much about my personal life is disturbing ;-) Like a pheonix, our love has risen from the ashes. And now I have a bargaining chip if I ever run into time traveling arabians

  • Accomando

    Sylvia was a badass on roids.

    Just like Sho-Gun and Wand.

  • Ted Dibiase

    sell you girlfriend for live show tickets? now you got beer money for the show. i dont see the sacrifices

  • http://www.myspace.com/96273771 Tommy

    Going back to fighters salary. Think that many people showed up to see Jardine? Or was it Liddell and Rua. Who cares they lost. It will soon be forgotten. Put Chuck in there with Silva and see if it don’t sell out all over again.

  • http://MMAcritique.blogspot.com Thomas

    I thought it was a good card just too many decisions. Also the fack that shogun and Chuck looked like crap.

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