We all know the UFC is owned by the Fertitta Bros and Dana White, and the Fertitta's own Stations Casinos (and Fiesta and a couple others), locals joint casinos. I always wondered why they gave up so much money to MGM, Palms and Mandalay Bay to put up their fights, and realized that none of the Stations properties have adequate arenas and are too far off the strip, except Palace Station, but it's not much of a draw. So I started thinking, even though "theming" of casinos has kind of gone away and being phased out, UFC is super hot and churning billions of dollars as both a sports franchise and in marketing. So here's my thinking, as stupid as it may seem, and comes in several parts. 1. Could a "UFC Casino" work on or near the strip? 2. Would the savings earned by not paying rent to venue and/or lost gaming, dining, hotel revenue (pre and post fight) (It's been said some events pay no rent because of the amount of publicity and people drawn), so would those losses (now gains) make such an investment worthy? 3. Is there a suitable casino on or near the strip, with an arena or space to build one, available? How about Orleans? That'd fit BOTH Stations Casino model AND fit their fights and 4. Anyone know if Dana and the Fertitta's have ever explored or discussed this?