I was told last week that my next fight will be in April. Joe Silva (the UFC matchmaker) told me they want to save me for the April card in Montreal.
I don’t know the date or an opponent or even if it will for sure be in Montreal. But he said he needed me on the Canadian card.
I swear to God, if the UFC goes to Alberta before it comes to Montreal, I’m gonna have a shit fit. I’m pretty amazed though that the UFC is trying to push things through for April, right when the NHL playoffs start. Simply put, if the Montreal Canadiens are in the playoffs , then the UFC is gonna be hard pressed to make any kind of splash when they roll into town. Yes, we love MMA here in Montreal. But we’re still stereotypical Canadians so hockey comes first.
At any other time of the year, the UFC coming to Montreal would be top news in the sports section. With playoffs going on, they’ll be lucky to make page 2. I’m not saying they’ll have difficulty selling out the Bell Centre. But if Montreal’s team is still in the running, the UFC will have a hard time creating any real hype next to the juggernaut that is Canadian hockey fever.
Regardless, the sooner the better and the second things look official for Montreal, we’re gonna start planning some serious parties.