Joe Rogan is expected to be ringside this coming November when UFC 217 is taking place in Madison Square Garden.
Despite a card headlined by three title fights, the UFC commentator claims ticket sales for the event aren’t doing very good.
“Bisping vs. GSP. Now, I’m hearing, that that’s not selling well, Madison Square Garden,” Rogan said on The Joe Rogan Experience. “That’s unfortunate. Here’s the thing, though. If you really stop and think about it, that was four years ago since (St-Pierre) last fought Jonny Hendricks. The people that are into the UFC now, they’re post-Ronda Rousey, post-Conor McGregor, the casual fans.”
The UFC has yet to provide any sort of update on ticket sales, but tickets were still available to buy as of this writing.
Rogan does admit though that the show will still attract the hardcore fans who will tune into just about every UFC event.
“The hardcore fans like you and I, we’re gonna watch that fight, for sure,” Rogan continued. “Like, ‘OK, I want to see what Bisping looks like fighting a guy like Georges St-Pierre who’s smaller than him, taken four years off. Bisping’s got this opportunity to make a shitload of money. And then Georges, how’s he gonna look? We haven’t seen him in four years.”
UFC 217 takes place on Saturday, November 4 from Madison Square Garden in New York, New York with Michael Bisping and Georges St. Pierre headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.