The Banyan Tree Club and Spa hosted today’s “ticket open” event for the Nov 28 UFC Fight Night Seoul, but I’d call it more of a non-event. Sure “Cro Crop” Filipovic and Benson “Smooth” Henderson were there as the foreigner contingent—even though the latter’s mother is Korea—while “Stun Gun” Dong-hyun Kim and “Sexyama” Sung-hoon Choo (or is it Yoshihiro Akiyama?) represented the locals. All big names according to local media, some of whom call this a “star-studded” line up, but maybe a yawner for die-hard UFC fans. As for the press conference, the aforementioned fighters were fairly lifeless, perhaps due to jet-lag, while the media corps only perked up when a buxom “Octagon Girl” took the stage, and following four canned inquires relayed by the co-emcees, the 200 hundred or so reporters present managed three questions combined during the Q&A session: THREE! My goodness, hopefully come November the crisp Autumn air will breathe life into everyone inside the Olympic Gymnasium. As for any news, one interesting item is the recruitment of a local octagon girl for the fight night, with applications accepted from today through Oct 12
, but note that it’s limited to Korean citizens. Tickets are available on www.interpark.comand range from KRW77,000 to KRW264,000, with VIP packages going for a cool KRW495,000.