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Dana White Comments on UFC Heading to Russian in 2013

January 28, 2013 | Posted by Larry Csonka

– Dana White recently spoke about the UFC going to Russia in 2013. Here are the highlights…

On Going to Russia This Year: “I would say this year (we’ll go to Russia). 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.

On MMA’s Popularity in Russia: “Mixed martial arts is already big over there,” White said. “Sambo is big over there. (We’ll do a live event) and then we’ll see where the market goes from there. We’re always looking for the best guys no matter where they’re from – every country.”



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