by Ken Pishna – MMAWeekly.com
Ultimate Fighting Championship president Dana White verified recently that the promotion had been working to try and finalize an event on March 8 in the U.K., but indicated that nothing had been solidified.
When asked about a possible show in Manchester featuring British fighter Michael Bisping, White said, “We’re still working on that right now. We’re still trying to figure out what we’re doing in March.”
It now appears that the UFC may have scrapped the idea of returning to England on March 8, but has not necessarily decided against moving forward with an event on that date.
According to a report by Steve Sievert of the Houston Chronicle, “A source I spoke with confirmed that the U.K. event has been cancelled, no specifics were provided as to why. However, the show will go on, only here in the states.”
Bisping’s next fight is expected to be his first in the UFC in the middleweight division. He won the light heavyweight portion of the competition on season three of The Ultimate Fighter reality show.
Other fighters that had been rumored for March 8 include Houston Alexander, James Irvin, Clay Guida, Demian Maia and Neil Wain.
UFC officials were unavailable for comment at the time of publication.