As a Canadian who lives so close to Toronto, the announcement of another UFC event in the same year in Toronto was amazing, and putting it in the ACC instead of wretched "Rogers Center" was even better. Honestly anyone in the 200's and up just paid to watch the jumbotron. I mean I went, the atmosphere was amazing and I got good seats... but paying $150 to sit where I did was ridiculous after going to the Bell Center in Montreal and getting far more bang for your buck, I was bitter about the venue choice for 129.
Regardless, this was an amazing announcement... but I think the UFC has realized something.
A) Canadian fans will pay for anything
B) Tickets in Toronto will be bought and scalped in a heartbeat no matter what the event or venue
What does this mean for us? We're getting the shaft. Canada may be America Jr. by any meaningful economic measure, but in the eyes of the UFC we are going to be relegated to Britain Jr. That's right, prepare to see a Spike TV Prelim worthy main event, probably at Franklinweight or other meaningless weight class.
There is basically no decent fight that can be made for this event now due to the timeline of when fighters are already booked. With the announcement of a November 12th Fox show, which don't get me wrong is awesome, but takes away 2 potential main event worthy fights now.
Rumours of a Brock Lesnar return or the signing of Alistair Overeem sound nice, but I sincerely doubt either one panning out in time for that event. Aside from them, I really can't think of a main event and co-main event worth making for that card.
UPDATE: BROCK RETURNS AND FACES OVEREEM!!!!!!!! AT UFC 14...........................1
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