twitter google

Former CFL Commissioner To Head UFC Canada Division

The rumors were true…well, partially true. At a press conference earlier today, Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta announced the UFC will be opening a dedicated Canadian office in Toronto, however it won’t be run by anyone affiliated with the WWE. Instead, former Canadian Football League commissioner Tom Wright will head the new division.

Wright’s first priority will focus on getting the sport legalized and regulated in all of Canada, especially in the Ontario province where they’ll be setting up shop. Dana White wouldn’t confirm it, but word is they’re tentatively planning an event in March 2011 at the Roger Center in Toronto. Ideally, they hope to run three annual shows in Canada. Developing Canadian talent will also be a focus for the new division.

The Canada branch will resemble the UFC’s UK division, supporting 12-15 employees.

Follow MMAConvert

Fight Cards

Bellator 163: McGeary vs. Davis

Event Date: November 4, 2016
Broadcast: Spike

UFC Fight Night 98: Dos Anjos vs. Ferguson

Event Date: November 5, 2016
Broadcast: TBD

Bellator 164: Koreshkov vs. Lima

Event Date: November 11, 2016
Broadcast: Spike Sports

UFC 205: Alvarez vs. McGregor

Event Date: November 12, 2016
Broadcast: Pay-per-view, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

Bellator 165: Chandler Vs. Henderson

Event Date: November 19, 2016
Broadcast: Spike TV

UFC Fight Night 99: Mousasi vs. Hall 2

Event Date: November 19, 2016
Broadcast: TBD