Dana White, UFC president, admitted in an interview with MMAjunkie.com that the company was behind the structure used by U2 on their last tour, U2 360 Tour in order to use it at the event to be held in Brazil.
White revealed today that the company tried to rent the stage U2, nicknamed "The Claw" (the claw) and used in the U2 360 ° tour. However, the UFC decided to develop a custom design. Once ready, White will have a better idea of the capacity audience.
"Mount the lighting in this place? You saw the last U2 concert? We tried to rent that" claw "- whatever that thing is, this business of claw. We try to rent them this thing and we can not because we could not take it there, so we are building our own version of this thing. There is much work to do for this show. "
UFC 147 to be held June 23 at João Havelange Stadium (Engenhão), in Rio de Janeiro, will be the first in history in a football stadium, and the public is estimated between 60,000 to 80,000 people. The attendance record is 55,724 fans in 2011 during the UFC 129 in Toronto's Roger Centre (a multi-use arena).