UFC 129 brings $40 million in revenue to Toronto's local businesses

by Lisa Wright | source: thestar.com
 

Days before Canadian superstar Georges St-Pierre won his bout at UFC 129 at the Rogers Centre last April, a unanimous decision was already in among Toronto business owners like Carlos Gavilanes about the true victor of the bloody cage match: the cash register.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship went the distance for Toronto tourism and for local businesses, which took in an estimated $40 million from the most successful fight night in UFC history.

“We were completely sold out. It was our busiest night so far,” said Gavilanes of his new sports grill location

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6/21/11 6:49 PM by slamming

Monumental event for the sport.

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6/21/11 4:55 PM by Gnarls Gnarlington

and growing...

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6/21/11 3:48 PM by CindyO

 LMAO!!! Cindy

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6/21/11 1:59 PM by BengalTiger369

^^LOL

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6/21/11 12:46 PM by sevr1

You're beating prehistoric horse fossils...

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6/21/11 11:37 AM by Bat21

 Great incentive for said fighters to work hard, make a name for themselves by bringing it in every fight, and hopefully moving up into the "real" money bracket.

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6/21/11 11:31 AM by Willin

...and the UFC paid some of the fighters $5k? Haha!!!



 

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