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U.F.C President Dana White has said on numerous times he wants to have the U.F.C product in Ontario...The people of Ontario deserve this it would be a Main Stay,But the Government of Ontario need to bring it to law to have it...please feel free to show your support for this to happen,also visit GROUPS on Facebook and become a member

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The main legal action being taken by UFC as a lobbying practise is in Massachussettes and New York right now. Once there is sanctioning there they will move to Toronto to turn up the heat. Vancouver is stagnant now to, unfortunately, but I still think Calgary could easily sell out 20000 plus for a UFN even. They need to bring in at least one more Canadian event per year, especially out West where the local shows actually do really well and the sport is massive.

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What about the East? We have the Metro Centre in NS and that holds anywheres from 9000 to 15000 (depending on how you set it up). We need an event out here. It is also sanctioned and there are small events here all the time. We are a small fight town. We have more boxing and TKD gyms then workout gyms that I know of.

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East coast Canada wont happen for a long time. 300' date='000 in Halifax and Dartmouth are not enough people to hold a Event this size. I can see edmonton or calgary.[/quote']

 

Ummm... 300 000???? No... try again. I believe I said UFN as well... and yeah there are easily enough fight fans in Halifax. The forum usually sells out for smaller shows, why wouldnt the UFC sell out in a bigger venue? This doesnt make sense.

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the East is alright for UFNs, much better than Nashville IMO but that's not saying much. Western Canada has a much better economy though. It's not even close in that regard. Helifax has about 400,000 people. there are over 2 million people within a four hour radius though, i'm told. They could easily support a UFN and provide an atmosphere that the UFC has never witnessed before. Believe it, the East knows how to party. Calgary is a first class sporting destination though, they have been selling out Nationally televised MMA events for a long time, they bring in big name fighters all the time and are pretty much as established of a venue for MMA that there is out there that the UFC has never bothered with. I guess doing a show every year in Columbus makes sense during their little festival time or whatever but Calgary which has a way bigger festival in July called the calgary Stampede, which brings in over 100,000 people through it's gates every day, that doesn't work for the UFC. They better get wise soon or Strikeforce or some other organization will take their market. Putting an event on the first or last Saturday of stampede in calgary is the biggest no-brainer in the sport today.

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Sorry. When i lived in halfax (3 years ago)' date=' the total population including dartmouth was around 380,000, still not big enough for a PPV. As much as i would hate to see Calgary get an PPV over Edmonton, Calgary has really good venues for this type Event.[/quote']

 

Yeah we probably have about 450 000 now, but they expanded the zone I believe again on what is considered HRM... its actually ridiculous how far out they consider it. Even places like Peggy's Cove are considered HRM now. By the way Peggy's Cove sucks. If you have heard good things, they are lies ;)

 

We would definitely not get a PPV here for a long long time.

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Halifax itself has about 400 000' date=' then you need to add Dartmouth. We are the biggest East Coast city, not to mention we have one of the highest Pop. Densitys in Canada for a city... We are a lot bigger then people give us credit for ;)[/quote']

 

But the real problem is that ppl on the east coast talk funny........eh?

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But the real problem is that ppl on the east coast talk funny........eh?

 

We speak sort of like Bostonians and New Yorkers... At least from what I can tell. No not like Matt Serra. He has the exaggerated accent by the sound of things.

 

Peggy's Cove i found nice enough. Not as nice as they make one t to belive. The fact is we need more UFC PPV' date=' UFN.....even WEC's in canada. I think Montreal has proven that they we can sell out a venue, and sell it out fast.[/quote']

 

Montreal seems to be the future fight capital of MMA. They thought Las Vegas was king, but it seems now like Montreal could sell out whatever arena they wanted at any time short notice or not.

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Montreal is also the second biggest boxing city in the world, behind Vegas, as well. They love fighting there. I am still bitter about the crappy political situation and the idiots regualting who almost blew the whole event but what the hell. Hopefully with oil down now the Western Provinces (Alberta and Saskatchewan) won't have to give that province as much Equalization payments anymore. For Americans unaware of Canadian politics, our well off provinces pay Quebec more than they should, about 3 and a half billion dollars every year, so they can have more social programs and a better quality of life than us. Yay! And they accomplish this because they have more political seats federally. Quebec is the most corrupt province in Canada bar none, and although the people are okay the entitled attitude of the place has been dragging down our country for years.

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This is true. Quebec politicians are greedy evil bastards... You think Bush was bad, you havent seen anything until you get a group of quebecois together. They have been trying to leave our country too for a long time.

 

Quebecs people though are awesome. Really nice for the most part. I suggest not driving anywheres though, they tend to have poor driving skills :)

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Well traditionally the big markets for MMA in Canada have been Quebec and Alberta but Toronto is the biggest market for anything that is for sure , The fans in Edmonton , Calgary , Hamilton , Quebec city would love it. Halifax is a hot bed for fight sports too , a small city but rich with a boxing background and we love MMA.

 

Filling the Skydome in Toronto is a Canadian MMA fans biggest wet dream though.

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Well traditionally the big markets for MMA in Canada have been Quebec and Alberta but Toronto is the biggest market for anything that is for sure ' date=' The fans in Edmonton , Calgary , Hamilton , Quebec city would love it. Halifax is a hot bed for fight sports too , a small city but rich with a boxing background and we love MMA.

 

Filling the Skydome in Toronto is a Canadian MMA fans biggest wet dream though.[/quote']

 

Hurricane you are from Halifax? and yes we are DEFINITELY a fighting city. A small fighting city, but definitely still a fighting city. There are basically no workout gyms, but lots of boxing gyms, TKD gyms, Karate gyms, and in all those, they also have BJJ instructors come in, wrestling instructors come in, MT specialists come in... its crazy... we are a great tiny fighting city.

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i posted on here that the reason I believe Silva is fighting in Canada this year is because when the inevitable Silva v GSP match happens it should be in montreal. I think the canadian wet dream is actually GSP v Silva at the big O, not the skydome. but i'd take either. Halifax and Winnipeg for UFNs and Calgary for a PPV.

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