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Norman Parke interested in headlining a UFC event in Belfast

UFC lightweight Norman Parke believes there is a possibility that the UFC will schedule a return trip to Belfast, Northern Ireland, which he considers to be a great opportunity to headline an event.

Esther Lin

Following the UFC's successful return to Dublin, fighters are not only clamouring for another event in the near future, but are also requesting events in the Northern Ireland capital city, Belfast.

UFC lightweight Norman Parke is one of those fighters, as he resides just an hour away from Belfast and believes it would be a fantastic opportunity for him to headline or co-main event a show.

"We just asked (UFC President) Dana (White that at the end of the bout," said Parke. "He said, ‘Yeah, there's a possibility.' He said they're looking at their options. That would be a great opportunity for me to headline or co-main event. The last time they were there was 2007, so that's a long time ago. That would be great if they could have an event there. That would be absolutely unbelievable."

The UFC's last trip to Belfast took place in 2007, which was a PPV event titled UFC 72: Victory. The event was headlined by a middleweight match-up between Rich Franklin and Yushin Okami, and featured the likes of Forrest Griffin, Clay Guida and Ed Herman on the card.

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