"The only ones bitching about this event are the scalpers. Guess what? You are in the business of buying tickets and selling them for more money. Sometimes you win and sometimes you lose, guess what? You lose this time."
-- That's what Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White had to say today (July 19, 2012) at the UFC 149 press conference regarding the bevy of injuries that affected the mixed martial arts (MMA) event, which will be the first held for the promotion in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Before the injury bug began its assault on the event, it was looking like one of the most stacked cards of the year on par with UFC 146 and UFC 148 with names such as Mauricio Rua, Thiago Silva, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Michael Bisping and UFC Featherweight champion Jose Aldo. The powers that be at Zuffa did their best to rearrange the event to accommodate and please fans who had purchased tickets for the event and maintain the same level of anticipation by bringing in Urijah Faber to take on Renan Barao for the promotion's interim Bantamweight title and have Hector Lombard making his UFC debut against Tim Boetsch. It apparently has worked as a reporter brought it to White's attention that fans were not asking for refunds, which prompted White to say that they shouldn't ask for refunds and the only ones complaining and losing were the ticket scalpers looking to make a quick profit off of resale's. But does the comment suggest that the ticket isn't as ‘hot' as anticipated? Or was something simply lost in translation as White was delivering the comment to how he actually envisioned it in his mind? Nevertheless, White is confident that his current line up of stars will blow the doors off of the Scotiabank Saddledome this Saturday night. Do you agree?