Show Sports February 10, 2011
Update: GSP And Other Fighters Behind-The-Scenes At UFC Toronto

Update: Check out some of our behind-the-scenes footage, where we got several UFC fighters to list their favourite matches of all time, and give us their predictions for the much-anticipated UFC Toronto event...





February 8, 2011

Yes, it's finally legal in Ontario. And it's coming to the Rogers Centre April 30th with Georges St. Pierre and Jose Aldo defending their respective titles.

We sent some of our crew down to the UFC press conference today to get the inside scoop. I'm sure you've seen footage from this event everywhere, but we thought we'd throw in 5 facts about the press conference that the other news organizations may have missed....

1. All of the Canadians in the UFC wore suits... While all of the non-Canadians (even UFC prez. Dana White) dressed like it was Casual Friday. This is the polar opposite in the world of late night talk show hosts, where the American ones wear suits, while the Canadian one... Well, you know what he wears.

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2. Tom Wright, former Commissioner of the CFL, now heading up the UFC's Canadian office threw in an obligatory reference to the Grey Cup. Way to go Tom. Never forget your roots.

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3. GSP listed Aldo as one of the best fighters in the UFC right now. (In fairness, Aldo was sitting right beside him at the time, so maybe he felt pressured to say something nice about him).

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4. Since the Featherweight Championship is new to the UFC, the belt is obviously much newer than all the other ones. And it showed. While Aldo's title looked bright and blinged out, GSP's Welterweight title looked like it could use a good Simonizing.

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5. Since the Rogers Centre will be configured in a way never used before, they have made a 3D image of the venue that can show you your seat and your view before you even buy tickets. This gets revealed on Thursday...


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