Thursday, January 6, 2011

Deep: "Mayhem in Macau" Canceled, Is China Ready for MMA?

The Japanese MMA crisis continues in China...

Japanese mixed martial arts promotion Deep has "postponed" its January 8 event, "Mayhem in Macau," due to low ticket sales. The event was set to be Deep's Chinese debut, and its first outside of Japan.

Meanwhile, China is still viewed as the next frontier for mixed martial arts. Even the UFC has set up shop in China in efforts to establish a Chinese MMA presence. However, are Deep's low ticket sales an indication that China is not ready for mixed martial arts on a mainstream, international level?

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