Good for ZUFFA to hold another event in Germany even despite the fact that UFC has been banned on German television. The reason given by the Bavarian Regulatory Authority for Commercial Broadcasting is that the ‘massiveness of the violence’ displayed is ‘unacceptable’ and ‘standing taboos like hitting a prone opponent on the ground’ is in contradiction with the Bayerische Rundfunk Constitution. Marshall Zelaznik, the managing director of international development at the UFC, planned to work with German authorities in reinstating the broadcast which can only mean a long ‘slapping-in-the-face’ session to make them realize that UFC 99 was held in Cologne, Germany.
Now according to GroundandPound.de, Germany’s largest MMA site, UFC 121 will be held on November 13th at the König-Pilsener-Arena in Oberhausen. If we were more attuned to Dana White’s behavioral patterns, then we should have all seen this coming from a recent interview he had with MMAJunkie:
“We don’t curl up and climb into the closet when things don’t go good. We’re going to come out guns blazing. We’re going to keep going. Again, our job is to build the sport, and we’re not going to stop.”
“Not getting TV isn’t going to stop us. We’re going to keep going. We can’t get into Ontario, and we’re opening an office there. So it doesn’t bother us.”
“One thing we don’t do is back down,”
The mantra of ‘never give up, never surrender’ is strong with Dana White as well as every trucker who watched that arm-wrestling movie with Sylvester Stallone in the late 80s. [Source]