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Leon Edwards not happy with UFC over ticket pricing



Leon Edwards, the UFC Welterweight Champion, has commented on the debate over the cost of tickets for his scheduled first title defence.


The trilogy bout between Kamaru Usman and Edwards, planned for The O2 in London, will serve as the main event.


Demand for tickets to the event was quite strong, as one might expect given the highly anticipated main event and fights including fighters like Justin Gaethje, Marvin Vettori, Jack Shore, and Muhammad Mokaev.



But as soon as the prices were revealed, the atmosphere soon turned. The cost of a seat in Level 4C is stated as £225.50 ($277.86) in a Twitter photograph, which is a significant increase over the £88 ($108.43) tickets for the same sector at UFC London in March.


Edwards was questioned about whether his supporters had contacted him regarding the heavily criticised ticket prices for the March 18 event during a recent interview on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani.


"Rocky" acknowledged his concern and said it would be more understandable if the fighters competing received the additional revenue rather than the promotion.

“For me, I don’t understand why they’re so high,” Edwards said. “I think ringside, before it went on sale, was like four thousand pounds or dollars. That’s a lot of money, you know?
" It would be worth it if the fighters got paid more, but it all just goes back to the UFC anyway. People have been messaging me saying, ‘Why is it so expensive?’ I’m like, ‘Mate, I’m not making the prices" Edwards added.

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