“Ticket sales are at about 7,000 right now. We are happy about it. In-arena ticket sales may be hurt because of the area and because it is going to be on primetime television. I think we have done such a spectacular job talking about CBS that it is almost like people want to stay home and watch it on CBS and have a party.”
I don’t want to be sounding the horn of doom or anything, but with all the mainstream attention (aka constant attack articles), you’d think EliteXC would be able to sell out the place. Should we be linking mediocre ticket sales to the possibility of mediocre TV ratings? If the show was promoted enough in New Jersey (and Shaw’s been in the promotion business long enough to figure it has been), does this mean average MMA fans just don’t give enough of a shit to go? Is this yet another example of the UFC being hot, not MMA? Can I ask any more questions? Who’s on first? What’s going on? Who let the dogs out?