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Midnight Mania! UFC selling spots on canvas for $1k — ‘See your name in the Octagon!’

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Ever since UFC was sold to Endeavor, the promotion’s focus has been on cutting costs and raising revenue above all else. Record profits are seen as more important than previously prioritized factors like growth or quality, which is why UFC Apex cards have remained in vogue long after the arenas and stadiums opened back up for business.

Advertising inside the Octagon has grown more and more prominent as part of this trend. Case in point: there are no longer red and blue corners inside the Octagon, but “PRIME Hydration Recovery Zones.” That’s a mouthful even for a pro card-reader like Jon Anik.

Next up for sale are the tiny bits of blank space beside the massive HOWLER HEAD and CRYPTO.COM logos. Starting with UFC 288, these are now being sold directly to fans.

For a measly thousand bucks, YOUR NAME can be hand painted directly onto the UFC canvas. Then, after the event, your bit of the mat will be professional framed and mailed as a forever keepsake — potentially with the blood of your favorite athlete imbued into the fabric! It’s worth-mentioning that fighters still aren’t allowed to wear their own sponsors into the cage, because that would be too unsightly and unprofessional.

For another option on where to spend one’s hard-earned cash, check out the Insomnia section below.


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