Dana White confirms UFC on Versus 2 moved from Utah to San Diego, CaliforniaPosted on June 15, 2010, 07:43 AM by Daniel Cassidy
For the first time in promotion's history, UFC president Dana White confirmed that the second UFC card on the Versus network will no longer go ahead in Salt Lake City, Utah despite tickets already being on sale. Fans who bought tickets for the event in Utah can expect a refund.
The UFC confirmed today that instead the event will be held in San Diego, California. While UFC are currently blaming poor ticket sales, it is believed there may be another factor which caused the UFC to move to an alternative venue. It is believed that Utah's huge Mormon community objected to the arrival of the company, as well as the fact it was schedueled for a Sunday night.
Whatever the reason, UFC are sticking to the poor ticket sales story, with Dana White releasing this statement:
"Our television ratings in Salt Lake City have always been strong," White said. "When we finally found the opportunity to bring a UFC event there with a great card, I was very surprised and disappointed in ticket sales.
"As a result, for the first time in UFC history, I decided to pull the plug and move this August 1st event to the San Diego Sports Arena."
The card is headlined by the Light Heavyweight showdown between Jon Jones and Vladimir Matyushenko.
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