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Old 02-12-2009, 08:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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La présentation du UFC 97 en péril ( UPDATED IN ENGLISH AS WELL )

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La présentation du UFC 97 en péril
Jeudi 12 février 2009
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Anderson Silva doit être la vedette du UFC 97, le 18 avril prochain à Montréal.
Anderson Silva doit être la vedette du UFC 97, le 18 avril prochain à Montréal. À moins que la Régie des alcools des courses et des jeux du Québec ne modifie ses règlements, il n'y aura plus d'événements d'arts martiaux mixtes dans la province de Québec.

Le directeur des communications de la Régie, Réjean Thériault, a mentionné au RDS.ca que les promoteurs qui présenteront des galas de sports de combat au Québec devront respecter les règles en vigueur dans la province. Or, si on consulte ces règles, il est interdit de frapper un adversaire avec la rotule et la pointe du coude (point 12 du règlement 195.28.), chose qui est courante dans les galas d'arts martiaux mixtes.

C'est donc dire que le gala UFC 97, qui doit être présenté à Montréal le 18 avril, est en péril. Mercredi, on annonçait que 12 000 billets avaient déjà été vendus pour l'événement. Idem pour le gala XMMA 7 qui doit être tenu au CEPSUM de l'Université de Montréal.


Ce qui est étrange, c'est que le UFC a déjà présenté un programme au Centre Bell en avril 2008. Aussi, l'organisation XMMA a déjà présenté six galas d'arts martiaux mixtes, tandis que l'ancienne organisation de Stéphane Patry, TKO, a présenté plus d'une trentaine d'événements avant que le promoteur ne passe à autre chose.

M. Thériault affirme qu'il y a peut-être eu de la tolérance au cours des dernières années, mais que ce ne serait plus le cas. "Les règlements seront dorénavant respectés à la lettre."

M. Thériault a aussi affirmé que le UFC a été informé des règles qui prévalent au Québec. La Régie n'a pas obtenu de nouvelles de l'organisation américaine depuis.

Pour ce qui est de XMMA, le directeur des communications de l'organisation, Joey Benoit, a indiqué que le gala du 27 février aura bel et bien lieu et que les combattants respecteront les règles de la Régie. Il précise toutefois que le travail est déjà entamé afin de modifier certains règlements pour que les règles internationales d'arts martiaux mixtes puissent aussi prévaloir au Québec.


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THAT IS F**KIN' BULLS**T!!

It says that there will be a new rule applied for all fighting event, it is now illegal to use the elbows or the knees to strike an opponent. They say that they don't know why this rule appears now, after that the UFC already came to Montreal as well as a lot of TKO event and other smaller organizations. In other words, the event may not take place. It is complete bullshit, i'm pissed.

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La présentation du UFC 97 en péril ( UPDATED IN ENGLISH AS WELL )

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The UFC's second trip to Canada may not go quite as smoothly as its first.

According to a report by the French-language website CorusSports.com, Canadian officials have said the UFC is not welcome for an April return trip to the Bell Centre in Montreal with the organization's current policies.

Réjean Thériault, the communications director for the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux, which governs alcohol, racing, gambling and combat sports in Quebec, told CorusSports the UFC's use of elbows and knees to the head do not currently fall in line with the commission's policies.

The commission's current policies only apply to boxing, kickboxing and mixed boxing and do not provide regulations on the use of a cage. Thériault told CorusSports that if the UFC was unable to adapt its own policies to the commission's regulations, the company would not be welcome for its planned April 18 event.

UFC Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Marc Ratner told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) it was too soon to know how this revelation would affect UFC 97.

"I don't have enough information right now," Ratner said. "I just know what I've been told, and we're working on it."

Ratner said the UFC is working diligently to ensure the event goes on as planned.

"I just know peripherally, and we're getting all the information," Ratner said. "We've got to make it work."

Thursday's revelation was particularly curious considering the UFC held the highest-attended event in company history, "UFC 83: Serra vs. St. Pierre 2," in Montreal nearly one year ago. According to the report, the commission was unaware of the UFC's 2008 event -- attended by more than 21,000 people and generating $5.1 million in ticket sales -- until just a few days ago.

Thériault went on to state that there was simply not adequate time to make the necessary regulatory changes in order for the UFC to hold an event in Montreal under the Unified Rules of MMA.

Attempts by MMAjunkie.com to reach Thériault for comment were unsuccessful.

According to an additional report by the Canadian-based Sportsnet.ca, the commission is re-evaluating the rules it uses to govern mixed martial arts after confusion over implemented policies for the Feb. 6 debut show of Stephen Patry's Strikebox. While the event was conducted under standard MMA rules, a supposed "gentleman's agreement" to keep the fights standing was allegedly agreed upon by the fighters involved. When main-event competitor James Thompson did not adhere to the alleged agreement, angry fans began peltng the combatants with beer cans and other objects.

The report goes on to state that sources have indicated the commission may be looking to require "a much smaller cage than the UFC's patented Octagon, prohibiting elbow and knee strikes and requiring that the referee to halt a bout should a fighter get knocked down from a strike in order to ensure the downed fighter is OK to continue."
Source:http://mmajunkie.com/news/13989/repo...for-ufc-97.mma

If I were the UFC I would just move this to Vegas because this is bullcr*p. Sorry if that makes any Canadiens mad but I wouldn't deal with this crap.
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Here it is in english guys.

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by John Morgan on Feb 12, 2009 at 8:10 pm ET
The UFC's second trip to Canada may not go quite as smoothly as its first.

According to a report by the French-language website CorusSports.com, Canadian officials have said the UFC is not welcome for an April return trip to the Bell Centre in Montreal with the organization's current policies.

Réjean Thériault, the communications director for the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux, which governs alcohol, racing, gambling and combat sports in Quebec, told CorusSports the UFC's use of elbows and knees to the head do not currently fall in line with the commission's policies.

The commission's current policies only apply to boxing, kickboxing and mixed boxing and do not provide regulations on the use of a cage. Thériault told CorusSports that if the UFC was unable to adapt its own policies to the commission's regulations, the company would not be welcome for its planned April 18 event.

UFC Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Marc Ratner told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) it was too soon to know how this revelation would affect UFC 97.

"I don't have enough information right now," Ratner said. "I just know what I've been told, and we're working on it."

Ratner said the UFC is working diligently to ensure the event goes on as planned.

"I just know peripherally, and we're getting all the information," Ratner said. "We've got to make it work."

Thursday's revelation was particularly curious considering the UFC held the highest-attended event in company history, "UFC 83: Serra vs. St. Pierre 2," in Montreal nearly one year ago. According to the report, the commission was unaware of the UFC's 2008 event -- attended by more than 21,000 people and generating $5.1 million in ticket sales -- until just a few days ago.

Thériault went on to state that there was simply not adequate time to make the necessary regulatory changes in order for the UFC to hold an event in Montreal under the Unified Rules of MMA.

Attempts by MMAjunkie.com to reach Thériault for comment were unsuccessful.

According to an additional report by the Canadian-based Sportsnet.ca, the commission is re-evaluating the rules it uses to govern mixed martial arts after confusion over implemented policies for the Feb. 6 debut show of Stephen Patry's Strikebox. While the event was conducted under standard MMA rules, a supposed "gentleman's agreement" to keep the fights standing was allegedly agreed upon by the fighters involved. When main-event competitor James Thompson did not adhere to the alleged agreement, angry fans began peltng the combatants with beer cans and other objects.

The report goes on to state that sources have indicated the commission may be looking to require "a much smaller cage than the UFC's patented Octagon, prohibiting elbow and knee strikes and requiring that the referee to halt a bout should a fighter get knocked down from a strike in order to ensure the downed fighter is OK to continue."
Link: http://mmajunkie.com/news/13989/repo...for-ufc-97.mma
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Wow that could drastically affect fighters like Silva and Shogun who are on the card. IMO it would be unfair to the fighters to make them adapt to bogus rules. I would think the UFC would need to move the event if they cant make the changes in time.
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Wow that could drastically affect fighters like Silva and Shogun who are on the card. IMO it would be unfair to the fighters to make them adapt to bogus rules. I would think the UFC would need to move the event if they cant make the changes in time.
Ya dumb rule changes, thats aboot rediculous
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This is complete bushleague- if GSP was on the card I wonder if they would make this same stink. This is utterly stupid- to try and change the rules, with strikes, how the ref allows a fighter to see if he is OK to continue if down and changing the octagon size. This ain't arena-football style MMA.

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I don't think the UFC should change their rules just to meet a certain venues criteria. If they change the rules they need to change them for good (which i don't think they should do in this case)
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