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“McGregor vs Chandler on This Card?” – Dana White Rebranding UFC 306 Sphere to “Riyadh Season Noche UFC” Has Followers Up in Arms

The MMA fandom isn’t pleased with the UFC and CEO Dana White’s latest decision regarding UFC 306!  Originally slated to be a typical pay-per-view with title fights, the event will now be rebranded as “Riyadh Season Noche UFC.” Scheduled for September 14 at the Sphere in Las Vegas, “Riyadh Season Noche UFC” will be the

“McGregor vs Chandler on This Card?” – Dana White Rebranding UFC 306 Sphere to “Riyadh Season Noche UFC” Has Followers Up in Arms

The MMA fandom isn’t happy with the UFC and CEO Dana White’s newest choice concerning UFC 306!  Initially slated to be a typical pay-per-view with title fights, the occasion will now be rebranded as “Riyadh Season Noche UFC.” Scheduled for September 14 on the Sphere in Las Vegas, “Riyadh Season Noche UFC” would be the first sports activities occasion held on the spectacular and leading edge new venue.

The occasion goals to proceed the custom of serious fights coinciding with Mexican Independence Day as final yr, the primary ever ‘Noche UFC’ occasion featured Alexa Grasso and Valentina Shevchenko’s rematch for the ladies’s flyweight title. However with the change in branding, the occasion will now mark the primary time ever a stay UFC occasion will probably be that includes a title associate.

UFC 306 will probably be rebranded to “Riyadh Season Noche UFC” and happen on September 14 at Sphere in Las Vegas, UFC introduced on Wednesday.

“Riyadh Season Noche UFC” continues the custom of huge fights on Mexican Independence Day and would be the first sports activities occasion at Sphere. pic.twitter.com/9Oty7e6Z2W

— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) June 27, 2024

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The ‘Riyadh Season’ sponsorship for this occasion additionally entails a hard and fast watermark show on the stay broadcast together with a number of high-visibility emblem placements contained in the cage through the fights. The deal has additionally been reported to contain advertising and marketing and different promotional materials, as nicely. UFC boss Dana White had acknowledged in a latest look on Shannon Sharpe’s ‘Membership Shay Shay’ present, “Anyone who is available in after me at The Sphere is f*****. F*****. One and completed. It will likely be the best stay sporting occasion anybody has ever seen.”

Nevertheless, the brand new title and idea have left many followers bewildered with many struggling to grasp the connection between a Saudi-sponsored occasion and Mexican Independence Day celebrations. Right here’s a take a look at what the netizens needed to say!

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Dana White’s choice to vary UFC 306 doesn’t land with the MMA fandom

The change within the ‘branding’ has prompted followers to inquire if the occasion will nonetheless be a PPV occasion with title fights or if there will probably be a change within the combat card construction as nicely.

So it’s not gonna be UFC 306 PPV with title fights? Bizarre.

— Joel Hemingway 🇺🇸🍊 (@JoelTHemingway) June 27, 2024

Hypothesis can also be rife about potential matchups, with many hoping for a marquee combat like Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler being re-scheduled for this date after their UFC 303 matchup fell by way of as a result of Irishman’s harm

So Chandler and McGregor are gonna headline the brand new 306 date

— Justin Credible (@CactusShaq) June 27, 2024

Some followers even indicated that the brand new title for the occasion doesn’t have that unexplainable draw that makes UFC occasions a must-see for the fandom

Thats odd 🤷‍♂️. Does not have that “factor”

— Donald Unique (@GitterMma) June 27, 2024

The brand new title, ‘Riyadh Season’ has additionally turn into a degree of rivalry for some followers who indicated their confusion with the connection between the UFC and ‘Riyadh Season’

What the hell is Riyadh Season?

— Mike Arnold (@MikeJam91777097) June 27, 2024

Whereas different followers introduced up their points with a card set-up to honor Mexican independence day that’s now being sponsored by Saudi Arabia and with no Mexican fighters at the moment linked to a headlining spot on the occasion

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Saudi sponsored Mexican card almost definitely headlined by non Mexicans

— NOTYAAVERAGESPORTSFANATIC (@4Q2MF) June 27, 2024

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Followers additionally questioned the UFC boss’s latest statements in gentle of the sponsorship deal as they claimed that White had acknowledged that he has personally invested his personal funds into this occasion

Dana “I’ve put my very own cash into this” white

— Dougies Nook (@dougiescorneryt) June 27, 2024

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In abstract, the rebranding of UFC 306 to “Riyadh Season Noche UFC” has sparked a wave of confusion and controversy. Followers are left questioning concerning the combat card, the relevance of the brand new title, and the motivations behind this variation. There may be additionally skepticism concerning the motivations behind this variation with some followers speculating that the rebranding is a monetary transfer, presumably influenced by Saudi sponsorship, reflecting the broader suspicion amongst the fandom that the rebranding is pushed by financial pursuits quite than a real effort to rejoice Mexican tradition. What are your ideas on the adjustments to UFC 306 and it’s ‘rebranding’ by the UFC and Dana White? Tell us within the feedback beneath!

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