From The Canadian Press:
The UFC first heard word of a potential problem with its planned Montreal show one day before the first batch of tickets went on sale Feb. 11. Talk of concerns over the rules governing UFC 97 came out of the blue, given the UFC had no problems staging a wildly successful event at the Bell Centre last April.
Still, a warning flag was raised up the line to the highest levels of the company. There was a problem.
Looking at the provincial regulations governing "mixed boxing," it was clear they did not jive with the unified mixed martial arts rules used elsewhere by the UFC.
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