As the world prepares for the greatest heavyweight title fight of the past two decades, the Ultimate Fighting Championship® made a stunning announcement today that will undoubtedly have a global impact. UFC President Dana White confirmed that vuvuzelas, pesky noise makers used infamously by South African fans at this year’s World Cup, have been banned at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas this Saturday.
Thus, when UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar enters the cage to
battle interim beltholder Shane Carwin in the most important
heavyweight fight since the Ali era, fans will have to rely on their
voices, hands, and feet to root on their favorite athlete.
“This decision was pretty simple for me,” White said. “Vuvuzelas make
the most horrific sound I’ve ever heard. I’d rather let Brock punch me
in the face than hear 15,000 people blow on those things. This is the
biggest heavyweight fight we’ve ever done. We’ll make enough noise this
weekend when Brock and Shane finally step inside the Octagon.”
UFC® BANS VUVUZELAS FROM UFC 116
June 30, 2010
DANA WHITE – ‘WE’LL MAKE ENOUGH NOISE THIS WEEKEND’