Dana White has confirmed to the Canadian Pess that a rumored event in Montreal, Canada that was supposed to take place in January is officially off:
“We had a venue and everything set up for Canada and we had to cancel the Canada date,” UFC president Dana White told reporters Thursday.
The proposed January show at the Bell Centre was supposed to be shown on HBO in the U.S. But when the HBO deal did not come through, the show was axed.
“I know it sucks, I’m sorry,” White said. “We”ll get there, I promise.”
The news, which was delivered at the pre-UFC 77 press conference today in Cincinnati, confirms speculation that the event was canceled when a January UFC event in Newcastle, England was announced yesterday.