UFC CEO Talks UFC 176 Cancellation, If They Are Holding Too Many Events, More
"I don't think so," said Fertitta, during an interview on FOX Sports Live that you can view in the video above. "I think sometimes these come and go. Last year, we went through the entire year and I don't think we had to replace one card. Overall, at the end of the day, we have all of these guys coming back. The lineup in the fall is going to be pretty strong."
Aldo-Mendes is expected to take place in October, possibly returning to Brazil. Aldo, the UFC featherweight champion, defeated Mendes in 2012 in Rio de Janeiro via first round knockout.
Despite the decision to move ahead without UFC 176, the next pay-per-view card, UFC 177: Dillashaw vs. Barao 2, will remain titled the same. The promotion previously scrapped an event when Jon Jones refused to defend his light heavyweight title against Chael Sonnen after Dan Henderson suffered a training injury.
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