Bad news for Quebec MMA fans who were patiently waiting for the UFC to return in March.
Most of the bouts slated for the event will be moved to the April 21 card which will take place in Atlanta at the Philips Arena.
The semi-complete Canadian-steeped card lacked the drawing power that a championship fight would bring, so rather than put on a less than impressive event for it’s only showing in Quebec it looks like they’ve decided to wait until a better line-up is available. Itseems likely that the UFC is banking on adding a unification bout between GSP and the winner of the Carlos Condit versus Nick Diaz interim welterweight title bout next month to the line-up when the Octagon returns to La Belle Province before the end of 2012. St-Pierre, who underwent surgery last month to repair a knee injury he sustained while training, announced yesterday that he should be back training in July and back in action by winter.
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Here are the fights that will likely be moved to Atlanta:
Rory MacDonald vs. Che Mills
Travis Browne vs. Chad Griggs
Mark Bocek vs. Matt Wiman
Mark Hominick vs. Eddie Yagin
Brendan Schaub vs. Ben Rothwell
Mac Danzig vs. Efrain Escudero
John Makdessi vs. Anthony Njokuani
Chris Clements vs. Keith Wisniewski