There’s finally more of an official word and a reliable source that the UFC is headed Down Under again in 2011.
The UFC’s managing director of international development, Marshall Zelaznik, has confirmed that a Sydney event will be one of eight UFCs headed international in 2011:
“I think that we can really see ourselves hitting our stride in the next five years internationally, that we can see our percentages (of UFC’s) overall revenue increasing twofold,” Zelaznik said. “If we effectively double what we’re doing now internationally over the next five years, it’s going to be a massive number for the company overall.”
The plan for the first quarter of next year calls for shows in Sydney, Abu Dhabi and possibly Dublin. Further down the road, UFC officials expect an event in Scandinavia and possibly Italy. UFC eventually could find itself running parallel circuits around the world.”