5. Second Major NYC Card Pales In Comparison To UFC 205
The New York City MMA crowd was truly spoiled for their first-ever UFC event.
With Conor McGregor vs. Eddie Alvarez, Tyron Woodley vs. Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson, Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz, and other high-profile fights, the UFC nearly went overboard on promotion of the card, but the same can’t be said for their second-ever event at Madison Square Garden.
It seems like the UFC isn’t nearly as interested in spending too much money promoting UFC 217 beyond the main event, which in itself has drawn criticism for its relevance.