The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is gearing up for one of the year’s most highly anticipated mixed martial arts events. UFC 217 is set to see the second title defense from middleweight champion Michael Bisping and the octagon return of Georges St-Pierre. Still, with all that in mind, UFC commentating veteran Joe Rogan claims the event is not selling as well as hoped.
UFC 217 is set to go down Nov. 4 inside the Madison Square Garden Arena in New York and will be available live on pay-per-view. In the night’s main event, former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre will be making his return to the UFC after nearly four years away from the sport of mixed martial arts. For his big return, the historically dominant UFC welterweight is moving up to the middleweight class to challenge reigning champion Michael “The Count” Bisping for the belt. Of course, that is not the only title on the line come Nov. 4.
In the night’s co-main event, UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt will be looking to make his first title defense as he takes on former champion and former teamamte T.J. Dillashaw in a heated title fight grudge match.
Also on the main card, UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk will be taking on tough contender “Thug” Rose Namajunas for an intense title fight. Still, with all of that in mind, Joe Rogan claims the highly anticipated event is not selling well.
On his podcast, Joe Rogan Experience, Rogan revealed to his co-hosts that UFC 217 is not selling well. He said, “I’m hearing that that’s not selling well in Madison Square Garden.”
For Rogan’s full thoughts on the matter, check out the video below.