Currently MMA in a cage is banned in the Australian state, but the “Click for Vic” Facebook and Twitter accounts are aimed at gathering public support to help bring a global UFC event and further MMA grassroots development to the area.
Victoria and Western Australia are the only two states in Australia where professional MMA competitions must take place in a boxing ring rather than a cage.
“This year alone, the UFC will hold more than 30 events around the world and close to 400 individual competitions, all held in a safe, fenced-in enclosure,” said Tom Wright, UFC Director of Operations for Australia, New Zealand and Canada. “Our first priority is the safety of our athletes and what we won’t do – and never will – is hold an event in a boxing ring”
“We’ve held successful events around the globe, including four in New South Wales and Queensland,” he continued. “Victoria and Western Australia are just as anxious and deserving markets – we want to bring the UFC to them.”
Fans can show their support and are urged to like and share us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/clickforvic, or follow on Twitter at @ClickforVic and use the hashtag #ClickforVic in conversations.
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