“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 Bloodyelbow.com, M-1 Global president Vadim Finkelstein discussed the UFC’s global expansion into Russia and beyond.