Tom Wright explains his plans for UFC across Canada

Tom Wright, head of UFC Canada, explains his plans to be as aggressive as ever when it comes to breaking down walls in new territories across the Country.

Wright, speaking via MMAWeekly.com, said:

“Edmonton I think is a great example of how we can expand our sport, and the province of Alberta is really just like B.C. (British Columbia) and Quebec, and Ontario, a strong base for our fans.”

“The other kinds of cities I was talking about as it relates to Fight Nights, you can go across Canada and there are a lot of great sports cities in our country. Even in Atlantic Canada, you look at the Halifax’s of the world, the Moncton’s of the world, you go into Quebec and of course everybody thinks about Montreal, but Quebec City is a fabulous sports town as well.”

“Look at the hockey venues that are there, these hockey venues are perfect for our events. Not only UFC, but WEC as well. Rexall Place is a great facility in Edmonton, the Saddledome in Calgary, you look at Scotiabank Place in Ottawa, or the Coliseum in Hamilton, the list just keeps on going and going. Winnepeg is another place.”

“I was on a couple of Saskatchewan radio programs last week, and there’s even been talk about a new stadium’s going to be built there for the Saskatchewan Rough Riders of the CFL, and that could be a spot. We’re really going to be very deliberate and measured on how we grow the brand, and all the Zuffa properties in Canada.”

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