Complex circuits in Las Vegas can host edition of UFC with record attendance
In an interview with the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Dana White has revealed the interest in holding a superfight in September this year in a race track with capacity for 142,000 people. The Las Vegas Motor Speedway, NASCAR evidence it receives, is the desired stage for the largest MMA league in the world. "It would be cool too and we have some interesting fights coming up that could happen there," said the representative of the UFC.
According to American publication, Dana White had a brief meeting with the president of the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Chris Powell, last Friday. They discussed the possibility of promoting a UFC event in the circuit - probably in September - and both proved excited about the idea. "This all makes sense. We do big events and they, too, "said Powell, who has plans to erect a temporary arena on site to provide the public a great show. "We will add special effects to the event."
Unable to release the MMA in New York, Dana wants superfight in Vegas
Created in 1971, the Las Vegas Motor Speedway is a complex with multiple circuits, the main one being shaped oval. Located north of Las Vegas, the circuit can receive a superfight between Anderson Silva, welterweight champion, and Jon "Bones" Jones, owner of the light heavyweight belt. The initial idea of the UFC was to promote this fight in New York's Madison Square Garden to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the organization in November. However, the mixed martial arts are banned in New York since 1997 and the league has yet to release the sport in the state.
If the UFC really promote an event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the attendance record of 129 edition will be broken. On April 30, 2011, the Stadium Rogers Centre in Toronto, Canada, received over 55,000 MMA fans. That event featured two title fights: Jose Aldo faced Mark Hominick and Georges St-Pierre faced Jake Shields. The champions retained the title, both in a unanimous decision.