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UFC and Abu Dhabi?


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A 10% share in Zuffa was sold to Sheik Tahmoon of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The Sheik is a BJJ blackbelt under Renzo Gracie, a huge MMA fan, and sponsor and organizer of the Abu Dhabi International Grappling Championship tournament. Abu Dhabi is like Vegas for the Ultra wealthy in the middle east. This is the same city with the world's largest indoor ski slope, the world's largest hotel, with an Indy car race track running through the building, and scores of Vegas style casinos and resorts catering to the super wealthy. The Sheik belongs to one of the wealthiest families in the world.

This means more UFC events held in Abu Dhabi, but more importantly to fans of the ground game, it should open the Abu Dhabi tourney to more UFC fighters, which means some awesome potential pure grappling matches, as well as the addition of a few world class fighters to the UFC roster.

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Just don't expect to get a beer out there, only hotels can sell alcohol and if you wish to keep it in your own home you have to apply for a license. And only Indian casinos are legal, any other form of gambling with the exception of bets made at the race track are punishable by severe penalties.

 

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the 1920's, enjoy your stay. Just go to Vegas.

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A 10% share in Zuffa was sold to Sheik Tahmoon of Abu Dhabi' date=' United Arab Emirates. The Sheik is a BJJ blackbelt under Renzo Gracie, a huge MMA fan, and sponsor and organizer of the Abu Dhabi International Grappling Championship tournament. Abu Dhabi is like Vegas for the Ultra wealthy in the middle east. This is the same city with the world's largest indoor ski slope, the world's largest hotel, with an Indy car race track running through the building, and scores of Vegas style casinos and resorts catering to the super wealthy. The Sheik belongs to one of the wealthiest families in the world.

This means more UFC events held in Abu Dhabi, but more importantly to fans of the ground game, it should open the Abu Dhabi tourney to more UFC fighters, which means some awesome potential pure grappling matches, as well as the addition of a few world class fighters to the UFC roster.[/quote']

 

 

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i'm from the middle east and i think this is abig step for the UFC to become very popular in the middle east and taking ABU DHABI to hold the event is a good move cause thiers alots of mma fans thier

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