Thus far UFC Canada head Tom Wright has been a bit of a disappointment to me. He’s most definitely the suitiest of the new UFC execs and thus far hasn’t told a single pornstar to “Put it in park, bitch!” As a blogger who makes a living off that kinda crap, this is worrisome. The last thing we need is what scientists at Bro University have called ‘The Pussification of the Sport.’
But even though Wright might look like a pussy and talk like a pussy, he passed the most important test: not acting like a pussy. Here he is responding to Vancouver’s demand that the UFC pay for extra cops at UFC 131:
“I spoke with the VPD [Thursday] and advised them that we would not be funding any ‘expanded police presence’ for community areas in the general vicinity of the Rogers Arena,” Wright wrote.
“I explained that while we remain supportive of law enforcement in every city we bring shows to, we weren’t prepared to be ‘treated differently’ than other events/concerts/shows (Canucks, Rolling Stones etc). This is a particularly important consideration when ‘incidents’ at UFC events are typically fewer than other big events. As I explained, if I were the Chief I’d be more worried about Canuck fans (celebrating or crying in their beers) than UFC fans.”
Fuck yeah! While the UFC might have bent over and taken it when the city demanded an outrageous insurance policy rumored to be north of 10 million bucks, at least they’re not allowing the police to label them as some sort of public gathering of crazy criminals. Okay, well the police may do that anyways, but fuck paying them extra to propagate that stereotype.