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Big Business Between UFC and Jersey Shore Castmates
On January 1, 2011 at UFC 125 current lightweight champion Frankie Edgar defended his title against Gray Maynard. Edgar has been very successful in the UFC. Since he is from New Jersey, there is a natural business opportunity forming between him and the Jersey Shore castmates.
Frankie Edgar and the Jersey Shore Castmates
Frankie Edgar and the Jersey Shore castmates have a mutual respect for another and it is important that Edgar work with the Jersey Shore team. Jersey Shore is the hottest show on MTV right now with a large fan base. Those same fans could mean more pay per view buys for Frankie Edgar during his fights. If Edgar was willing to make a guest apperance on “Jersey Shore” he would become a crossover star immediately and make more money. Expect to see Frankie Edgar and the Jersey Shore Castmates together more over the next couple of years.
Hosting Northeast Events
The UFC typically gives its most successful fighters a chance to do ringside analysis for fights with Joe Rogan. But just to add an element of surprise for the fans, the UFC should begin using Jersey Shore castmates to cohost with Rogan during Northeast fight cards. It just makes for great entertainment. Ratings would immediately jump for the fight cards because the UFC and Jersey Shore castmates are an ideal partners. That could just be a situation worth tuning in for in the near future.
Dana White and Charity Event Rematches From Jersey Shore
Dana White has the perfect fight card lined up for the Jersey Shore castmates. Angela vs. Snooki could go at it for the 2nd time under UFC rules. Pauly D vs. Vinny would be an interesting fight. Ronnie vs. “The Situation” would be another great fight. And in the main event, a three round exhibition fight between J Woww and Sammi Sweetheart. The fans want to see one more time under UFC rules. It would not last three rounds. Dana White needs to make it happen. It would be mutually beneficial for the UFC and the Jersey Shore castmasts. A lot of money would be made for charity organizations.
Dana White has positioned the UFC for long term success. The Jersey Shore castmates can help the UFC further connect with its core target audience like the Ultimate Fighter has. White should consider giving the Jersey Shore castmates guest appearances on the Ultimate Fighter show. Expect the UFC and the Jersey Shore castmates to do a lot of business together over the next couple of years. Dana White is smart enough to take advantage of this business opportunity for the UFC.