UFC Executive Says TUF May Get an All-Canadian Season
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 04.19.2014
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UFC Managing Director of Operations for Canada Tom Wright recently spoke with MMAjunkie about Canada potentially getting more UFC events and even an all-Canadian TUF season. Check out the highlights:
On a possible full-Canadian season of The Ultimate Fighter: "We could do an all-Canadian season. You'd be surprised at some of the things we've been talking about. I, for one, will be pushing for us to have another version of ‘The Ultimate Fighter Nations,' as we've called it. If it ends up being Canada vs. Brazil or the U.K. or even Canada vs. the United States, I think it's a great opportunity for this next generation of fighters to show their skills and their abilities. May the best fighters win."
On a possible increase in Canadian events: "For the last four years we've held three events here every year, and this is the first time we've ever held five. So it's a big, big change for us, and I think it's a demonstration of how strong this sport is and how Dana White's mecca for MMA continues to perform...Last year we had three, this year we have five, and who knows how many we're going to have next year."