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UFC 84 Is Everywhere in Las Vegas: Even the Blackjack Tables

Notes on a trip to Las Vegas.

This is what the blackjack tables look like at the MGM Grand Casino this weekend, as the usual green felt has been replaced with a promotion for UFC 84.

Spending the day in Las Vegas today, it's striking the way that UFC is everywhere. It's like every other person you see is a muscular guy in his 20s, with tattoos on his arms and wearing UFC or Affliction or Tapout or some other MMA-related clothing. And when those guys see a fighter, they mob him for autographs.

Whether mixed martial arts will ever become a mainstream sport in middle America is a subject of much debate. But in Vegas, there's no debate at all: UFC is big time.

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