Vadim: ‘The UFC doesn’t need Russia’

October 31, 2014 5:00 am by BJPENN.COM News

Vadim Finkelstein

“There are good chances. They would come and lost not much money. It will be a pleasure to me, if they run their events in Russia. The more MMA-events in our country, the better. But I don’t think that they need Russian market. Because of differences in time zones broadcasting would be uncomfortable. Besides, large costs and not big earnings from selling tickets.”

In a recent interview with, M-1 Global president Vadim Finkelstein discussed the UFC’s global expansion into Russia and beyond.


Tags: ,


Shouted out after victory to the UFC masses, BJPENN.COM is the home to multiple time champion BJ Penn. After a decade of on-line operation BJPENN.COM has evolved into the most reliable destination for all your fighter interviews, fighter blogs and MMA/UFC news stories.

Advertise with us

For all advertising inquiries click here.

About us

Please contact us for all website inquiries.