Do not worry Florida, UFC President Dana White has you in mind for a night fight card and here is what he said:
“How do I say this without pissing off the state of Florida? It wasn’t my decision, A bunch of our guys got together and thought it would be great to go to Orlando.”
“I can tell you this: I’ve had a lot of good feedback, especially here tonight. I’ve had a lot of good feedback about Orlando, so we’ll see what happens,” White said.
The UFC most recently visited Florida for UFC on FX 3 on June 2012 at BankAtlantic Center in Fort Lauderdale. According to reports announced attendance of 6,635 for a gate just north of 329,000 – an average revenue of less than $50 per ticket.
“We do as much as we can to help FOX with what they need,” he said. “Like doing these Wednesday night shows, they’re tough to pull off. But there’s times when it makes sense. There might be an issue where FOX says, ‘The Super Bowl is going to be in (New Jersey), we’d love to have you guys there, too,’ and I know there was another time when FOX wanted us in Boston for the launch, and times they’ve wanted us to go to Chicago. It’s back and forth.”
UFC on FOX 11 is set to feature a heavyweight title eliminator between Travis Browne and Fabricio Werdum, plus a women’s bantamweight bout between recent title challengers Miesha Tate and Liz Carmouche.