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Presumably due to very slow ticket sales in Montreal, the UFC has apparently closed off the whole upper bowl of Bell Centre seating a few days before UFC 186.

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Post #1   4/23/15 7:46:40PM   

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Pathetic

19 thousand seats. Only 5400 sold
I doubt ufc goes back to Montreal for a few years

Post #2   4/23/15 8:39:04PM   

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It's not Montreal's fault

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Slow tickets in Montreal and GSP wants one more fight. Make it happen Dana.

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Its a Fight Night tier card with tickets probably expensive as a PPV event. This was inevitable regardless of venue.

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Unfortunately you're right...the card stinks and no matter how much of a fan I am of DJ, I know most casual fans have never even heard of him. It sucks but he can Co Main at most right now. It doesn't have the star power, it doesn't have the Canadian fighters that bring in Canadian fans...it's shit!

It's a shitty card that was doomed from the start and it's going to get pinned on DJ...in Canada...against Horiguchi...with Bisping vs Dollaway as Co Main...and Rampage on/off/on the card against Maldonado.

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i have been to 2 events in Montreal, which were both sold out. I would've been pissed if i had tickets to tomorrows Card, the way it turned out. It was looking like a sweet card with Dillashaw... hopefully next year will be a stacked card..

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Posted by prozacnation1978

Pathetic

19 thousand seats. Only 5400 sold
I doubt ufc goes back to Montreal for a few years




So, what you're saying is, it's Montreal's fault that this PPV is garbage...?

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This is funny

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This is funny





What's funny is that despite this event closing off half the arena it will still likely have higher attendance #'s than pretty much every Bellator card in the history of the company.

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Posted by Owens92x


Posted by prozacnation1978

Pathetic

19 thousand seats. Only 5400 sold
I doubt ufc goes back to Montreal for a few years




So, what you're saying is, it's Montreal's fault that this PPV is garbage...?




I have been to enough ppv shows like 177 that were shit
They never had to close half the arena

Tickets went on sale when tj was still on the card

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Posted by prozacnation1978


Posted by Owens92x


Posted by prozacnation1978

Pathetic

19 thousand seats. Only 5400 sold
I doubt ufc goes back to Montreal for a few years




So, what you're saying is, it's Montreal's fault that this PPV is garbage...?




I have been to enough ppv shows like 177 that were shit
They never had to close half the arena

Tickets went on sale when tj was still on the card



First off 177 was pretty bad but went to shit when Barao withdrew right before the fight. This card has been shit for a month now and wanted to make it more shit by putting Bosse on it.
Secondly, 177 was in California, TJ's state. This card is in Canada. There's no big Montreal fighters on the card.

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Cote's on the card, but yeah.

Most Canadian cities have been getting shit on by UFC for years with sub par cards. I'm glad Montreal finally spoke up with their wallets.

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Posted by FlashyG


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This is funny





What's funny is that despite this event closing off half the arena it will still likely have higher attendance #'s than pretty much every Bellator card in the history of the company.



You can't compare the two Flashy. It's like comparing the CFL to the NFL

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Ahaha nice one bill i like what you did there......

But flashy,this is the

Superbowl of mixed martial arts........

They can throw any bs card together and hike up ppv prices and still expect fans to lap it up.

Btw ufc still holds one of if not the lowest attendances as well.

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