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UFC cancels event in Rio de Janeiro due to economic crisis

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Less than two months after announcing a pay-per-view event in Rio de Janeiro on March 5, the UFC has decided to change plans.

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva revealed the news on a conference call Tuesday, and MMAFighting.com confirmed it with sources close to the promotion.

"(The plan) was to have me fighting in Brazil against I don’t know who," Silva said, "but with this situation going on in Brazil, economically and everything, the UFC decided to abort this event for now."


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Post #1   12/29/15 2:50:18PM   

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Dana and Sean Shelby are coming out saying this isn't true. That Anderson was assuming this all.

Ariel Helwani said bouts for this card could be announced around this weekend so maybe we'll get more of a clear answer as to where this event will take place but as of right now it's still in Brazil.

Post #2   12/29/15 11:56:19PM   

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Dana called Ariel a liar and accused him of having click-bait titles (on twitter) yesterday.

I read it yesterday somewhere, but I can't find the link/thread

Post #3   12/30/15 11:26:47AM   

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Dana accusing anyone of click-bait is hilarious. The hypocrisy runs deep with him

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@Bustamante-Aoki - Yeah, I seen that.... I believe Ariel on this one though. Fights need to be added soon anyways so I can't see why that would be bs..

@Shawn91111 - I know first hand of Dana's hypocrisy, Prozac knows all about it. Lost all respect for the man..

Post #5   12/30/15 3:44:50PM