UFC 154 Tickets Moving Slower than Expected

October 31, 2012
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This UFC 154 report is courtesy of MMAWeekly.com official content partner Bleacher Report:

A year ago, before his knee injury, Georges St-Pierre was the biggest draw on the UFC’s roster. But today, after his long-awaited return to action, the Montreal native seems to be struggling to sell tickets for his fight against Carlos Condit at UFC 154 in his home city.

As the Calgary Herald is reporting, despite the fact that tickets have been on sale since September for the November 17 bout, large groups of seats can be found dotted around the Bell Centre stadium.

UFC director of Canadian operations Tom Wright believes the promotion’s plague of injuries is one reason tickets haven’t sold as expected:

There’s been many examples over the last several fights—UFC 151 and 149 in Calgary is a good example of it—where fighters got injured and there were changes to the card…I think there are fans who are saying, ‘You know what? I’m really excited about GSP’s return and I love the fact that we’ve got [Martin] Kampmann versus [Johny] Hendricks in the co-main event, and we’ve got a bunch of Canadians on the card. But you know what? I bought my tickets 12 weeks out for Calgary and a whole bunch of things happened. I’m going to wait until it’s a little closer.’

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  • bajafox

    Wait till they see the crappy PPV numbers this card will pull…

  • Guest

    yup Condit shouldn’t of fight Diaz Like a little Bitch and he have beaten him like that in a five war, But instead he took the safe way out and got the fake ass UFC belt.

  • uncle

    The tickets are moving slow because we want Diaz vs GSP

  • Bob

    I said after his last fight/ track meet with Diaz that UFC would have a hard time selling any fight with Condit in it. I know I will not buy a PPV with Carlos Gump as the main event. The fans are just letting the UFC and the fighters know that they will only pay their money to see a real fight.

  • Lol but very true..

  • disqus_1vlWNfdPOM

    People have been burned BAD with the ‘injury crisis’. And UFC responds by booking mediocre replacement fights, as the tickets are already sold. Now people are catching on (like myself, who strongly considered going to the UFC on FX show when it was announced but am now weary of injuries hitting the card) and holding out.

    Dana just needs to come out and admit the role HGH and Testosterone supplementing is playing in all the injuries and then at least we can move forward, and demand better and more replacement fights to be lined up when the inevitable happens.