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UFC 71 tallies second largest gate with $4.4 million

UFC President Dana White confirmed on "The Blitz" today that UFC 71: "Liddell vs. Jackson" garnered somwhere in the neighborhood of one million pay-per-view (PPV) buys and a live gate of $4.4 million.

This show ranks second in the history of the promotion -- Liddell vs. Tito Ortiz II at UFC 66 raked in $5.1 million at the turnstiles.

With a crowd of 14,728 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, one might think it would be hard to get in without purchasing tickets weeks in advance (or without enlisting the help of your friendly neighborhood scalper).

Not true, according to Pramit Mohapatra at The Baltimore Sun.

Mohapatra had a friend who failed to plan in advance -- don't we all -- yet was fortunate enough to purchase a ticket at the door just before things got underway.

Kind of interesting, considering the "sold out" event.

I'll have to keep that in mind the next time I forget to buy Giants tickets. That is of course if "Big Blue" can actually put forth a performance worth attending.

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