(Press conference?…In Canada?…Wait….Canada has press?)
The UFC has announced that Dana White and Lorenzo Fertita will be holding an impromptu press conference at the Rogers Centre on Tuesday in Toronto to make a "major announcement" that will be broadcast via satellite to news outlets across North America.
Hopefully this isn’t a "Come and play UFC Undisputed 2010 (which, perhaps not coincidentally, is set for release the same day) with Sam Stout and Mark Bocek on the Jumbotron"announcement or there may be a lot of let down Ontario fans and members of the media who are expecting that the press conference is being held to announce that provincial (or possibly even federal) lawmakers have agreed to sanction the sport in Canada.
White has repeatedly referred to Canada as the "Mecca" for MMA fans and has been vocal the past year about his desire to get the sport legalized in Ontario — one of the last few provinces holding out on sanctioning.
The only other announcement I could see it being if it isn’t about sanctioning or the video game, is something to do with a Canadian tie-in for next season of The Ultimate Fighter that will feature Georges St-Pierre vs. Josh Koscheck as coaches. Dana has said that he was looking at possibly filming the series in The Great Fight North, or having a Canada vs. USA themed season somewhere down the road.