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UFC reacts to anemic attendance at UFC Fight Night 67: 'We're fine, thanks'

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) had a rough night at the gate for UFC Fight Night 67, which took place last Saturday night (May 30, 2015) inside Goiania Arena in Goiania, Goias, Brazil, as roughly 3,500 fans turned out for the "Condit vs. Alves" event on FOX Sports 1 (results here).

Just as a point of reference, that's less than Strikeforce Challengers: "Bowling vs. Voelker" (3,656).

"We know Brazil is going through an economic crisis," UFC General Manager in Brazil, Giovani Decker, said at the post-fight press conference (via MMA Fighting). "That reflects in all areas of the economy, so also reflects here in the events. On the other side, in terms of pay-per-view numbers on Combate, we're reaching historical numbers. If we didn't do good numbers today, MMA continues to do historical numbers in other sides. We're doing fine, thanks."

When in doubt, blame the economy!

The world's largest mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion stages events nearly every weekend (July should be fun), so it's understandable if some line-ups get watered down, simply because there isn't enough big-name talent to make a fan-friendly fight card each and every time out.

Just don't ask about the ratings...