Report: UFC 115 May Be Moving From Vancouver To Calgary

0

Very interesting article on the possibility of UFC 115 which is set to take place in Vancouver, BC being moved to Calgary AB due to MMA not yet being regulated in British Columbia. Be sure to click HERE for much more info:

Which asks the REALLY important question, has the UFC set that WEC date with a view to moving UFC 115 to that city if Vancouver council can't get its ducks in a row?

Let's face it, the goal for the UFC isn't to come to Vancouver looking for a sold out show – they can get those any weekend in any other city they go to. They're coming to Vancouver with a view to establishing a west coast Canadian presence to go with their Montreal events, so they can push Ontario to regulate the sport in the middle.

But if Vancouver is being a pain in the ass, why not shift things a one-hour plane trip east?

A UFC 115 in Calgary would still fill with Vancouverites, they'd still sell out 12k-plus seats, they'd still do hugely on pay-per-view, and they'd claim a west coast Canadian regulatory beachhead, only without the ridiculousness surrounding the present city council process in No-Fun City.

The closeness of the Vancouver June 12 UFC date and the Calgary June 20 WEC date is surely no coincidence. The UFC won't admit it publicly, but you can rest assured that Vancouver has days – not weeks – to get their act together or our financial loss will be Alberta's gain.

Latest MMA News

Roy Nelson

Roy Nelson Signs With Bellator, Targeted For Fall Debut

Roy Nelson is no longer with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). "Big Country" had been with the UFC since 2009. His bout with Alexander Volkov was...
Shannon Knapp

Shannon Knapp on UFC Adding Women’s Flyweights: ‘I Couldn’t be More Pleased’

Shannon Knapp isn't feeling slighted with the addition of the Ultimate Fighting Championship's (UFC) women's flyweight division. Knapp, who is the Invicta FC President, told...
Ben Askren

ONE Championship: Ben Askren Remains Unbeaten, Submits Agilan Thani

Over in Singapore Friday morning, former Bellator champion Ben Askren kept his unbeaten record intact, submitting Agilan Thani in the co-main event of ONE...
video

UFC 213: Jordan Mein’s Career Resurgence Continues vs. Belal Muhammad

Jordan Mein's post-retirement run inside the Octagon continues this July, as the 40-fight veteran takes on Belal Muhammad at UFC 213. Mein (29-11) has gone...
video

First Fight Signed for UFC 216 Between Gavin Tucker, Rick Glenn

The UFC's debut in Edmonton has an official bout, as Gavin Tucker welcomes Rick Glenn to Canada at UFC 216. Tucker (10-0) scored an upset...
Conor McGregor

Stephen Espinoza Wants Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather This Fall

If Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather throw down, the ideal timing for all parties involved would be early fall. The buzz surrounding a potential boxing...
Joaquim Silva

Joaquim Silva: ‘I Respect no One Once we Step Into The Octagon’

Joaquim Silva is all business when he competes. This Sunday night (May 28), Silva will do battle with Reza Madadi inside the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm,...
Conor McGregor

Dana White Claims Conor McGregor Called Tony Ferguson a Bum Who Doesn’t Deserve a...

If Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White is to be believed, Conor McGregor blasted Tony Ferguson via text. Ferguson hasn't been shy in expressing...
Valerie Letourneau

Valerie Letourneau: ‘I Cannot be Mad at The UFC For Doing The Right Thing’

Valerie Letourneau is happy that the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has finally added a women's flyweight division. Letourneau is now a member of the Bellator...

Oscar De La Hoya: Boxing Won’t Recover From McGregor vs. Mayweather

Plenty of people are excited for the possibility that Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather could fight inside the boxing ring - Oscar De La...