Dana White has been talking about trying to break into the Chinese market for quite some time now, and being the Vegas boys that they are, I guess it’s no surprise that the hole Zuffa dug surfaced in the gambling mecca of Macau (home to 5 of the world’s top 10 largest casinos). The UFC announced on Tuesday that they’ll make their first Marco Polo-esque trip to the ridiculously huge Venetian Macao’s 15,000-seat CotaiArena on November 10th. But despite the venue, in keeping with their recent trend to reserve the PPV shows for North/South America, the event will be “UFC On Fuel 6″… that sound you hear is 15,000 Chinese going: “Aww, what da herr?!”
If I was a gambling man, I’d feel fairly safe betting money on three things. One: the Venetian Macao is the world’s biggest casino, with a gaming area 3.5 times bigger than anything the Fertittas own, the sight of which is sure to make their casinoboners either uncomfortably large or shrink like intimidated turtles. Two: the card will feature several of their remaining Asian stars, and likely Zhang Tiequan’s “win or GTFO” fight (he’s specifically mentioned in the press release). And three: there’s gonna be a whole lotta fake UFC merch getting hawked around Macau that weekend.