Originally Posted by Haggis McJackass
The UFC staged events in eight different countries this year, which I believe is a record. It hosted its first events in Sweden and China, and returned to Japan for the first time in over a decade.
North America, South America, Asia, Oceania, mainland Europe and the UK. If they can keep doing that, it has to be a good thing for the international development of the sport.
You must have missed the collapse in attendance for the UK and Australian shows compared to previous visits. But yeah other than that the international expansion has been a plus - the two 'proprer' Brazil shows have been amongst my favourites of the year.
Also think Anderson has been awesome this year - just incredible performances from a man whose style would suggest wouldn't still be competitive let alone bossing the best at 37 years old! I mean you have to go back to April 2009 for the last time he was in a boring fight - even the bad ones (Maia) and the pointless ones (Bonnar) were interesting in some way.