If you thought the UFC’s current schedule of one event nearly every weekend was busy, just wait until 2012, when the promotion could begin hosting two events on the same day, possibly beginning on Feb. 25 alongside the UFC’s return to Japan.
“When we go to Japan next year, we are going to be putting on a show at the same time in Las Vegas,” UFC President Dana White recently told Yahoo Sports.
The UFC’s first event in Japan since 2000 takes place at the Saitama Super Arena in the morning on Feb. 26 to allow it to air live in the UFC’s regular Saturday pay-per-view slot at 9pm ET.
If plans for the second event move forward, the UFC would likely split the main card between the events, but air them as one pay-per-view broadcast, which has previously been done in boxing, including the recent Floyd Mayweather-Victor Ortiz card.
White added that details of the plan have yet to be finalized.