UFC coming to TO
It's set to be the most anticipated sporting event in Toronto this year. The Ultimate Fighting Championship -- also known as UFC -- comes to the Rogers Centre on April 30th.This after years of lobbying the Ontario government to sanction mixed martial arts.With more than 40 000 seats available, it's expected to be the biggest mixed martial arts event ever held in North America.
Today, UFC president Dana White talked about how excited he is to come to Toronto. He also addressed the concerns that come up every time the UFC goes into a new city, and that is the issue of how safe the sport is.
Besides talking safety, Dana White hyped up his fighters. And there may be no fighter he's more excited about than Georges St. Pierre from Montreal, known in the sport as GSP. White created controversy during his last visit to Canada when he declared that St. Pierre was more famous than Wayne Gretzky. And he didn't back down from that comment today.
George St. Pierre himself was at today's media conference, where he said he wants another chance to prove himself in his home country. He'll be defending his welterweight belt against American Jake Shields in the title fight.