“Damn it, you can listen to Triple F Life later! We need someone to pay attention to this card!” – Abraham Lincoln
Earlier this week, we asked a very simple question: Is it possible that the UFC is over-saturating its market? Perhaps the UFC’s quest to become as mainstream as, say, the NBA, is causing it to stretch its events a little thin on known names and marketable fights. Ironically, this means that it may be possible that the UFC’s attempts to draw in new fans may be repelling them.
Well, the UFC appears to have issued a pretty clear answer to this discussion.
The UFC will make its first appearance in Nottingham, England- and its first appearance in England since UFC 138- with UFC on Fuel TV 5 on September 29th. The main event? Stefan Struve vs. Stipe Miocic.
We won’t be as pessimistic as FrontRowBrian, but…ouch.
This doesn’t mean that we necessarily expect this card to be boring. The main card of UFC on FX 3 was also light on star power, yet produced an exceptional night of fights. Also, considering that the two heavyweights have a combined fourteen fights in the UFC with only two of them going the distance, it looks like it’ll be a pretty fun scrap. But is a bout to determine which promising prospect deserves a step up in competition really main event material?
It’s a good thing that there’s zero chance that one of these two gets injured, am I right, you guys?
Fans in England will buy tickets to this event regardless of who is headlining, because the UFC still rarely holds live events there. But will fans in North America tune in to watch this card? For that matter, will you? Give us your two cents in the comments section.