Dana White drops even bigger numbers for the infamous UFC 129: St-Pierre vs Shields card, as he reports during a recent press conference that the event will impact the city of Toronto, Canada in the tune of $40 million dollars. An impact that would of been helpful in the pockets of New York to help¬†chisel¬†away a painfully¬†deficit. Unfortunately for NY they are yet to sanction MMA due to a select few lawmakers with ‘moral¬†quandaries’ against the sport over boxing.
“We figured out — and this is being very, very conservative — it’ll be a $40-million impact on the city of Toronto because the UFC is coming,” said White.
“Not to mention the fact that just the ticket tax alone will be $1.5 million.”
UFC’s director of Canadian Operations, Tom Wright has also announced that Toronto will receive 5% of the gross ticket sales, with the gate figure looking around 11 million.
With all of the re-occurring¬†success of the UFC, Dana White then talked about an expansion to the point of multiple shows on the same day in different countries.
“We want to keep adding shows … We’re again taking it to the next level,” said White. “Everything’s growing and everything getting bigger, man. We’re going to be putting on more fights in more places.
“There might be a day — I can’t believe I’m going to say this — but there’s going to be a day when we’ll be putting on a show in Las Vegas and there’ll be a fight happening in Australia at the same time. That’s really where we’re headed.”