UFC may scrap June 12th event in Vancouver, Canada

Just a few months remain before the UFC’s first ever trip to Vancouver, Canada, only problem is the city has yet to legalise the sport. This could result in the promotion scrapping the idea of an event there for the time being and costing the city of Vancouver millions of dollars in revenue.

Speaking via the Vancouver Sun, Tom Hamill (city employee) said:

“There’s a number of things we have to do before we can allow pro MMA; a bylaw has to be changed, we have to work out what kinds of indemnity we’re going to require. We’re targeting to be ready for shows in May or June. The UFC wants to come by June so we’re gearing towards that.”

“Even when all this is done, promoters are still going to have to apply to the [Vancouver Athletic Commission] so that’ll take at least a few months to work out before we’re ready to take an application.”

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