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UFC NEWS – UFC Officials Cancel UFC 145 In Montreal Due To Lack Of Star Power Available


UFC officials have officially cancelled their UFC 145 event set for Montreal this March. The shuffle leaves some fighters having to shift their schedules and wait for a new date for already booked bouts.

Che Mills vs. Rory MacDonald, Ben Rothwell vs. Brendan Schaub, Mark Bocek vs. Matt Wiman, Mark Hominick vs. Eddie Yagin, Travis Browne vs. Chad Griggs, Mac Danzig vs. Efrain Escudero and Chris Clements vs. Keith Wisniewski where all expected to make an appearance, however due to the lack of a main event these fighters will now seek a home elsewhere.

With major headliners like Brock Lesnar and BJ Penn on hiatus and champions such as Georges St. Pierre, Junior Dos Santos and Anderson Silva on the mend from injury the UFC’s star power is surprisingly weak at the moment and they did not feel comfortable going on with the show as planned without a major headlining act.

When the seven-bouts already made official for the now cancelled event get rebooked we will post an update.

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48 Comments to UFC NEWS – UFC Officials Cancel UFC 145 In Montreal Due To Lack Of Star Power Available

  1. JMad says:

    at least they didnt just go through with it and have a shitty card

  2. Nicholas daly says:

    Should have done the same with Australia!! Postponed it till they could put together a decent card, instead of giving us a sub par show. Glad I’m headed to UFC Japan the week beforehand.

    • Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

      Lucky guy!

      Rampage and Frankie for the win!!!!

    • Ollie says:

      Totally agree! Should have done it to the Sydney card as well, bought my tickets before the whole card was announced thinking they would still sell out fast…oh well should still be a mad weekend

    • Yono says:

      You got that right Australia got a dud card!

      • Bad Manners says:

        Yeh man. the england card was whack 2! they better have something more impressive than leben vs munoz (which could have actually been good) next time they come back here. this was between events that had bj v condit co headlining diaz v gsp (planned as this anyway) and w.silva v cung le co headlining hendo v shogun. i would have killed for any of those fights!

  3. Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

    They might be spreading themselves too thin. What did they do 12 events last year? 18 might just be too much for 2012. But at least their fighters have more chances to get paid.

    They had some stars In the making. Lol I like Travis Brown and Brenden Shaub. Brenden will have to wait till later to retire over the hill Ben Rothwell.

    On a serious note they should allow female competitors in in the UFC to help with influx of UFC events and maybe promote up and comers a little more rather than promoting only their Champs. Though it might come off as favoritism. The Champs can’t fight on every card. Or absorb all of Strikeforce already. It’s gonna happen someday.

    • war goth666 says:

      12 events??? jajaja actually they had 23 events
      1 UFC 141: Lesnar vs. Overeem
      2 UFC 140: Jones vs. Machida
      3 The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale
      4 UFC 139: Shogun vs. Henderson
      5 UFC on Fox: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos
      6 UFC 138: Leben vs. Muñoz
      7 UFC 137: Penn vs. Diaz
      8 UFC 136: Edgar vs. Maynard III
      9 UFC Live: Cruz vs. Johnson
      10 UFC 135: Jones vs. Rampage
      11 UFC Fight Night: Shields vs. Ellenberger
      12 UFC 134: Silva vs. Okami
      13 UFC Live: Hardy vs. Lytle
      14 UFC 133: Evans vs. Ortiz
      15 UFC 130: Rampage vs. Hamill
      16 UFC 129: St-Pierre vs. Shields
      17 UFC Fight Night: Nogueira vs. Davis
      18 UFC 128: Shogun vs. Jones
      19 UFC Live: Sanchez vs. Kampmann
      20 UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch
      21 UFC 126: Silva vs. Belfort
      22 UFC: Fight For The Troops 2
      23 UFC 125: Resolution

      • Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

        LOL that is pretty funny, shame on me. My poor gf had to watch those with me and she has no interest lol. But dude what’s the event total for this year? I thought it was 18, that doesn’t seem right with 23 shows the year prior. Blah google is a great tool.

        • Mike McMack says:

          The total this year is in the 30’s. I think it’s 32 but I’m not 100%, I can’t afford 2 ppv’s a month and I don’t know many other people who can either. Dana said that he wants to offer as many free shows as PPV so thats why it’s increased.

        • Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

          I can’t afford it either brotha and I don’t like watching the fights illegally either. We’ll make it man! Sniff sniff….. =(

        • mmaislandjunkie says:

          no need to illegally stream it then. just wait one hour after the event is over and go to mma sites that post the footage. yea it sucks it aint live but its better than nothing.

        • asdf says:

          From someone on the inside working on these events, it’s 14 for this year. ppv that is.

        • The Answer says:

          Live in the UK we get them for free on ESPN

  4. Dawson says:

    thats too bad! ufc should come to the other side of canada!! …i wait!

  5. Marc says:

    Wasn’t a bad card. it just needed a main event. I  think they were relying in shogun or hendo to fight little nog. 

  6. KZJ says:

    I guess I need to contact Dish Network since I prepurchased through UFC 148…smh.

  7. Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

    Where the hell is Cain Valesquez? He is free, needs a fight and has star power.

  8. Kyle K. says:

    how about Grey Maynard vs Clay Guida?

  9. KZJ says:

    Edson Barboza vs Nate Diaz

    • Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

      Barboza would kill Nate but I would pay to watch. Unfortunately they have no drawing power on the main card.

      • KZJ says:

        After Barboza’s last KO, I think many Diaz haters would pay to see it.
        I would not mind if that fight was the main event.

        • mmaislandjunkie says:

          barboza has nice kicks but lets not get ahead of ourselves terry etim was doing well against barboza until halfway through the third when barboza landed that head kick. if he didnt get the ko it could have easily went either way. i dont think i need to add any more to this but just in case i do, etim has not done well vs top fighters and was holding his own v barboza, nate diaz would outbox the crap out of barboza every kick will be countered with a straight down the pipe testing barbozas chin.

        • Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

          I was impressed with Etim in his fight before Barboza vs Etim. Etim looked tentative in this fight and Barboza had too much power for Etim. He has 4X the power of Nate Diaz. I don’t see Nate controlling Barboza especially since a half asleep Cerrone consistently was knocking him over with leg sweeps.

        • mmaislandjunkie says:

          if barboza is the one setting the pace he can very well beat nate with leg kicks but like we saw with the cowboy, its hard to throw leg kicks when someone is coming forward towards you punching you in the face. i got boxing over kickboxing and think nate would break barboza down mentally after getting hit in the face 400 times.

        • CanILive says:

          yea right! barboza was settin that shit up the whole time!!!

        • JMad says:

          yea saying barboza would kill nate is kind of jumping out there. slow down and let’s see how he fares against top competition

      • Vinny says:

        Nate Diaz would go thru him like a hot knife thru butter. Just like Nick did to BJ Penn. I. Find it funny the writer refers to BJ as a headliner on hiatus. That is pathetic. Get real people.

  10. magoo says:

    In another year or two Rory Mac will be headling a main event, us Canadians especially on the west coast always get lame sauce cards as does the UK its bullshit! With all the divisions we have in the ufc there should be a title fight every freakin card without question,the ufc is starting to spread itself out way to thin. Remember Dana quality not quantity your starting to saturate everything, and know look whats happened 45,000 plus in Montreal to having to cancel a scheduled event…..shame on you!

  11. Mike McMack says:

    Belfort vs Hendo would have worked for me at 205 or 185 but Hendo is on the wait list for a title shot.

  12. Tsimanga says:

    UFC pay-per views are becoming what Dana has ripped on boxing about for years.,, one or two good fights and the rest of the card filled with fights nobody really cares about…. sad to see.

    • Thurgood Jenkins says:

      Good point, but I watch all them because the fights with the unknown fighters are usually the night’s best

  13. BJPennRules says:

    Its actually a pretty good card…with good fights..but unfortunatley nobody gives a shit about these fighters:(

    Its time BJ fights for MONEY! Dana knows he is a MAJOR draw!

  14. too bad says:

    BJ is on a break. would of been a good time for him and Fitch to have their rematch. Would make sense for that matchup as well. Both coming off losses, so there would definately be alot on the line in that matchup. son of a gun!!

  15. david.uppercut says:

    how about penn vs fitch 2?

  16. Anomie says:

    Fuck me… We couldn’t let Canada have a shit card… We save those for Australia and Europe.

  17. Long-Strong says:

    wow dana white being as blunt as possible.

  18. Pissed off says:

    That bullshit I went to UFC 138 n although it was a decent card the main event was toss! These fuckers get a whole new show just because they can’t find a big enough name. That’s bollocks

  19. josh says:

    At least your not getting strikeforce Tate vs Rousey!!!!

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