UFC Quebec City Press Conference Notes from January 29,2014
Today, at a press conference in Quebec City, the UFC will formally announced their 2014 lineup of events for Canada. Tom Wright and Patrick Cote spoke at the event. You can watch it live HERE.
Here are press conference notes:
- The UFC sets records wherever they go in Canada
- They will come to the Colisee Pepsi in April 2014.
- 5 fights in Canada in 2014
TUF Nations Finale – April 16 in Quebec City
- TUF Nations Finale will be in Quebec City in April 16.
- Sam Stout vs KJ Noons on TUF Finale
- Mitch Gagnon vs Tim Gornan on TUF Finale
- February 28 tickets will go on sale
- February 26 Fight Club tickets will be on sale
UFC 174 – June 15 in Vancouver
- Sarah Kaufman announces that the UFC will come back to BC for UFC 174
- Kaufman discusses how great it is that the UFC has a Women’s division now.
- Tom Wright says that he wants Kaufman on the card.
UFC 178 – September 27 in Toronto
- Sam Stout talks about the legalization of MMA in Ontario and how great it is to fight in his home province.
- Stout says he would like to see smaller shows in Ontario and would like to see the costs the commission imposes on shows to decrease.
- Wright will be talking to Ontario government to try to make MMA more accessible at the grass roots. The UFC is trying to improve the situation for local promotions.
- Of 30 career fights, Stout has fought 15 times in Quebec. Stout calls Quebec his “Home away from home.” This will be his first time fighting in Quebec City.
UFC Fight Night – October 4 in Halifax
- Live in Metro Centre in Halifax for UFC Fight Night on October 4
- TJ Grant wants to be on the Halifax card.
- Grant called 2013 an amazing year. Got married, baby girl, and success in his fights.
- Grant wants to get back at the UFC title.
UFC 181 – December 6 in Montreal
- Alex Garcia talks about his first UFC win.
- Garcia talks about coming from the Dominican Republic to Quebec and how Tristar treated him well.
- BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Ontario cities will have the UFC Experience roadshow visit towns that will not get UFC events.
Regina, Kelowna, London, Lethbridge according the Star Phoenix‘s Dave Deibert.