White: This year we'll go to Russia


UFC President Dana White believes the company will make its way to Russia sometime in 2013 for its first live event there.

White believes in the case of Russia, the UFC will host an event there first before trying out something like a "TUF" season.

"I would say this year (we'll go to Russia)," said White. "I think what's going to go on in Russia is we'll put on a live event there first (before an 'Ultimate Fighter' season). We'll do a live event in Russia, and just like every other event we've done, you do the live event and it explodes."

"Mixed martial arts is already big over there. Sambo is big over there. (We'll do a live event) and then we'll see where the market goes from there."

White said the UFC will continue to scout talent from Russia.

"We're always looking for the best guys no matter where they're from – every country."

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1/29/13 4:23 PM by DamnSevern

damn straight, I will be watching from Sarah Palin's backyard

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1/28/13 9:44 PM by Chaelismyhero

Fedor wont be on the card. He will duck the UFC at all cost.

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1/28/13 9:25 PM by TryhardNobody

Fedor vs Brock OrFedor vs Couture

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1/28/13 9:07 PM by BenBJJ


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1/28/13 8:35 PM by TalkShowOnMute

Datsik now~

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1/28/13 8:15 PM by Anderson Emelianenko GOAT

wonder if Teddy will be in attendance.

Anderson Emelianenko GOAT site profile image  

1/28/13 8:15 PM by Anderson Emelianenko GOAT

and if he is, I wonder if the camera will pan to him.

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1/28/13 8:07 PM by Reed Rothchild

Lol Dana can't even get mma in to NYC

Megatherium site profile image  

1/28/13 7:32 PM by Megatherium

Thanks for the link. As one poster pointed out, they'll have to sign some real Russians before they go and try to run a show in Russia unless they plan to do it in Makhachkala. Russians aren't going to show up to cheer on a bunch of Dagestanis.

Kings21 site profile image  

1/28/13 7:00 PM by Kings21

I could be wrong but I'm pretty sure M-1 wanted Zuffa to build M-1 a stadium.