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The UFC tried to rent the U2 ‘Claw’ for their stadium show

Doing a UFC show in a venue the size of Rio’s Engenhão stadium is going to present some interesting logistical problems for the UFC. Problems they’re trying to solve in some creative ways:

“To do the lighting rig inside one of those places? Did you see the last U2 concert? We tried to rent that claw – whatever that thing is, that claw thing. We tried to rent that thing from them and couldn’t get it because we couldn’t get it down there, so we’re building our own version of that thing. There’s a lot of work that’s going to go into that show.”

“Steven Seagal, he’s related to Bono via sunglasses and suggested we check it out.” Too bad they couldn’t get the thing, it’s a pretty cool chunk of hardware. I’m sure whatever they build instead will be pretty cool. Who knows, maybe they’ll actually be able to capture the crazy live vibe during the PPV too. Past events such as outdoors in Dubai and the Skydome in Toronto were almost disappointing in their sameness.

A bunch more pictures of ‘the Claw’ after the jump.