Dana White renewed his claim that the UFC will hold a show in Canada before the year is out, according to the Canadian Press.
He even went as far to say that it will happen in Montreal sometime in October.
Here's the snip:
"The mixed martial arts circuit will be in Montreal in October, UFC president Dana White told The Canadian Press. He did not provide a date for the show but said the decision to come to Canada was made Saturday."
Not too long ago White promised to bring the rubbermatch between then welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre and the man who he beat for the title, Matt Hughes.
In fact, the Bell Centre in Montreal was penciled in as the venue for UFC 69 on April 7. For several different reasons that fight and event in Montreal never happened -- St. Pierre wound up fighting Matt Serra in Houston, Texas, instead.
This time around it will hopefully work out. However, I can't imagine the UFC holding a show in Canada and St. Pierre -- the hometown hero -- not being on the card.
"Rush" has a fight with Josh Koscheck at UFC 74 on August 22. Can he be ready by October? And if so, who will he fight? Or, will he not be on the card?
There's a whole lot of questions that need to be answered. But, for now, Canadians can celebrate (again) the imminent arrival of the UFC north of the border.
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