UFC Hosts Dec. 7 Fan Event In Toronto With White, Stout, Patrick And Wright
Four days prior to the much-anticipated "UFC 124: St-Pierre vs. Koscheck" event, Ultimate Fighting Championship officials will host a fan event in Toronto.
The free event takes place this coming Tuesday, Dec. 7.
UFC President Dana White, UFC Director of Canadian Operations Tom Wright, and Canadian UFC fighters Sam Stout and Claude Patrick take part in Q&A and autograph sessions.
The Q&A session with White and Wright takes place from 3-4 p.m. ET (local time) at the Real Sports Bar & Grill in Maple Leaf Square.
Stout and Patrick then sign autographs from 4-6 p.m. ET at Real Sports Apparel.
Four days later, the UFC heads to Montreal's Bell Centre for UFC 124, a pay-per-view event that serves as the UFC's final show of 2011. UFC welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre meets top contender Josh Koscheck, who served as a rival coach on "The Ultimate Fighter 12," in the headliner.
Although no official announcements have been made, the UFC is expected to make its Toronto debut in 2011. The city, which adopted MMA regulation back in August, has hosted other UFC fan events.
UFC Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Marc Ratner recently told MMAjunkie.com (http://www.mmajunkie.com
) a Toronto fight event has been years in the making.
"This has been almost a three-year gestation period," Ratner said. "We've been going up to Toronto a lot. We're very, very excited.
"We're thrilled. The market is so huge there. It's the epicenter of MMA in Canada."http://mmajunkie.com/news/21577/ufc-hosts-dec-7-fan-event-in-toronto-with-white-stout-patrick-and-wright.mma