UFC Exec Says They Had the Wrong Canvas For UFC Fight Night 41
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 06.01.2014
They didn't realize until it was unwrapped...
UFC executive Gerry Cook spoke last night following UFC Fight Night 41 about why the canvas for the show was bare, revealing that the wrong canvas was shipped to them, with the correct canvas being sent to Brazil where TUF Brazil 3 Finale was taking place. Check out the highlights:
On when the realized the wrong canvas was sent: "We realized we had the wrong canvas when we put it down. We have the logistics of this business, with over 50 fights a year, (and) sometimes stuff doesn't quite work out the way it's supposed to and the canvas that was supposed to be here is somewhere else at the moment. So we had to go to Plan B. Fortunately, we are well equipped to have a Plan B, so that was the standard canvas that didn't meet the sponsor's needs, but it met our needs and the fighters' needs."
On sponsors not getting their promotion at the show as a result: "We informed them ahead of time. They knew what was coming, and it's just part of doing business. When you're running this operation, it's not easy, and it's just one of those things. It happens."