No offense to any Fightlinker fans living in Vancouver, but your city sucks and most of the people living there are uptight bitches. The UFC travels to dozens of cities every year without a hitch. But every time Vancouver comes up, there’s nothing but problems. This year in addition to the insane insurance fee the UFC has to pay, the city is also hoping to gouge them for extra police:
“We’re going to talk to the promoters about paying for policing outside the venue in order to have extra patrols in the neighbourhood to prevent what might occur in terms of neighbourhood problems,” Chu told the Courier. “Within a week or two before the event, we’ll have a good idea of what we’ll deploy within the stadium and outside.”
Las Vegas-based Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) promoted last year’s sold-out fight card. That night, a gay couple returning to their Tinseltown townhouse at about 10:45 p.m. were beaten by two men.
The VPD arrested two brothers June 30 in Richmond in connection with the attack. Police are treating the case as a hate crime after the victims, David Holtzman and Peter Regier, said the attackers yelled homophobic slurs at them during the beating.
Police have not linked the beating to the UFC event, although Holtzman said in an interview a few days after the incident that he believed his attackers attended the fights at Rogers Arena.
I’m getting kinda fucking pissed here. Those gay bashing morons were caught nearly a year ago and we’re still dealing with a cloudy ‘no link’ between the incident and the event. Do we need to call in Sherlock Holmes to investigate here? It’d be kinda nice if the police clarified the situation, especially considering it’s being used to scare people into thinking we’re an angry mob of psychos ready to descend upon Vancouver to assault their homosexuals and piss all over the city.