Thursday, February 19, 2009

Crisis Over Re: UFC 97 in Montreal

I'm happy to inform you all that I read on MMA Weekly, that the crisis regarding UFC 97 in Montreal has been averted.

Apparently, the UFC & the RĂ©gie des alcools, des courses et des jeux (RACJ) – the governmental agency that has authority over combat sports in Quebec – were able to come to an agreement. The event will still be staged in Montreal without any rule changes, as was being considered.

I'm not all that surprised that they worked things out. With a projected $12 million dollars in financial impact expected from the event, it's kind of a no-brainer that the city would want the event to go on, especially after the success of the last one. Either way, I'm glad they worked it out.


Glenn said...

I heard from sportsnet that they did have to make a rule modification.
I believe they had to take out foot stomping.

Lori O'Connell said...

Well, that's not too bad. Most UFC fighters don't use the foot stomp all that much.