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UFC President Dana White Said He Was "Embarrassed" Of UFC 149 In Calgary
Published July 23, 2012
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE: In Calgary, Kristen Odland noted UFC Canada Dir of Operations Tom Wright had “nothing but good things to say about the city of Calgary and its reception of UFC 149.” Wright said, “It’s been remarkable all week.” He said that Scotiabank Saddledome was 70% “full of fans in time for the first fight -- none of whom seemed upset over issues over nailing down a main card which was hampered by various injuries.” Returning to Calgary “is definitely in the sport’s future.” Wright said, “Absolutely, we’ll be back. If we’re back here next year, I’m not sure, but I can guarantee, 100 per cent, UFC will come back to Calgary.” Odland wrote while Montreal and Toronto “are mainstay events for 2013, watch out for the UFC in Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Quebec City, and Halifax in the coming years (2013, 2014).” Wright said, “It’s really important we get across the country” (CALGARY HERALD, 7/22).