Hell must have just frozen over, because the UFC has finally admitted that they might be “over doing it” with the amount of meaningless events they’re holding.
UFC chief global brand office Garry Cook said on Monday’s edition of ‘The MMA Hour’ that the promotion has decided to postpone their February 28 event at O2 Arena in London, England so they can put more attention towards UFC 184, which goes down that same day in Los Angeles.
“We’re going to move ourselves to another London date further down in the year,” Cook said. “So we had to make some changes, and as we always say with our business, it is subject to change, that’s just making sure the fans are taken care of, we don’t want to overdo it and make sure we get focused on that L.A. event at UFC 184 in Los Angeles.”
Of course, this isn’t the first time the UFC has held multiple shows on the same day. UFC Fight Night 53 in Stockholm and UFC Fight Night 54 Halifax both took place on October 4. The same thing happened on August 23 with China and Tulsa cards.
No bouts had been confirmed for the London show, so only the Brits who were hellbent on watching a bunch of local talent are really deprived there. In addition, it was likely to stream on UFC Fight Pass.
UFC 184, meanwhile, is shaping up to be a blockbuster pay-per-view with two title tilts. Bantamweight queen Ronda Rousey defends her throne against Cat Zingano, while middleweight champ Chris Weidman fights Vitor Belfort in the main event.
February might see one less UFC event, but don’t fret. There are nine weekends in December and January, and there will be eight octagon shows in those two months.