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UFC announces three cards in 72 hours over December at 'Go Big' press conference

If you thought that double headers or back-to-back events were exhausting to watch, UFC has announced it will host three events over three days in December. Consecutive days.

Speaking today (Friday, Sept. 4, 2015) at the "Go Big" press conference inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, UFC president White said a UFC Fight Night will be broadcast on Fight Pass on Dec. 10, 2015. Twenty-four hours later the promotion will host The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale with Frankie Edgar vs. Chad Mendes, and a day after that the huge UFC 194 showdown between Conor McGregor and Jose Aldo.

UFC hasn't announced any names or potential fights for the Dec. 10 event, only that it will be happening at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, the first time an event will be hosted there.

"We are calling it the December to remember," said White at the press conference. "Cheezy but true. So you guys know that we're going the 11th and the 12th. We're adding another date. We're going to go the 10th, the 11th and the 12th."

White explained that the cards will be featured on the three main broadcasting platforms UFC uses these days, Fight Pass, Fox Sports 1, and pay-per-view.

There's no rest for the weary (yours truly and the other writers who will be covering these fights) after those events, as UFC will be back the following week with UFC on Fox: dos Anjos vs. Cerrone 2 on Dec. 19.

"So we have all these great fights happening in December," White said. "It's literally the best December we've ever had in the company's history. We started looking at the end of the year. A lot of people needed fights, so we said let's do three in a row. We'll do Thursday, Friday and Saturday. It's a killer weekend in Vegas, right before Christmas, and we're gonna do it."

Start training your glutes for prolonged periods of sitting and drinking because this is happening, people!

Only the most cynical of old bastards would say this is oversaturation of the sport.

Now, who's excited?

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