Dana White: Florida is just a tough, tough market

Saturday, June 09, 2012

The UFC has not put on a PPV show in Florida since 2004; after last night’s UFC on FX 3, that is unlikely to change.

In a post-fight interview with Ariel Helwani, UFC President Dana White discusssed some of the difficulties.

One fan summed up officiating issues with a gif:


Ariel Helwani: Horrible calls all throughout the night. A bunch of 30-27s on the opposite way, some bad referee calls, is this just something that you have come to expect at this point, unfortunately?

Dana White: Yah, listen, I don’t want to go slamming anybody down here, but it’s been a long time since we’ve been here. We come here every once in a while. This is a tough market. Florida is just a tough, tough market man, to sell tickets in. So these guys don’t have the experience.

If you look at Nevada, and how much experience they have, and look at all the bad calls there, it’s something that plagues this sport right now.  (0:49 mark)