The pushback that SEG had faced in their last three events, not to mention the fallout from Battlecade Extreme Fighting, forced them to seek refuge in places that would allow them to into the local economy with open arms. As it turned out, some of the friendliest spots to this dubious spectacle of disgusting savagery were states along the bible belt. The Expo Square Pavilion in Tulsa Oklahoma, Fair Park Arena in Birmingham Alabama, The Augusta Civic Center in Georgia. So, like 5,000 people in the stands, tops. The primary source of revenue, pay per view purchases, took a serious hit with the number of buys their last show had done, with the Canadian providers effectively banning them, what comprised of about a quarter of their market, lost overnight. The David and Goliath show, arguably their most successful, had done double the numbers that Motor City Madness managed, and the results that UFC 10 produced continued the downward trend. There was still a strong contingent of hardcores holding on, nearly a hundred thousand strong, ordering every broadcast or renting every tape. And the quality of the production continued to improve, as did the athletes. There was a sense that, even if it was banned in all fifty states, they’d move into Brazil or Japan or Australia or the UK, they’d scatter like coyotes under the political persecution and find refuge wherever possible. You know, they’d go off the reservation, figuratively speaking, onto a reservation, literally speaking.