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Mixed martial arts event is off

Show canceled after promoters pull out

Posted: July 30, 2010 10:01 p.m.
Updated: July 31, 2010 4:55 a.m.
 

Promoters for a mixed martial arts event scheduled at Six Flags Magic Mountain today have pulled out, thus canceling the show.

The California Fight Syndicate and IFEC were co-promoting the event, but Six Flags Magic Mountain representatives received a call late Thursday night informing them that the show was off, according to park Communications Director Sue Carpenter.

CFS released the following statement on its website:

“CFS signed an agreement with IFEC in early June to promote and put on this event, however the terms of that agreement continued to change to the dissatisfaction of, and in detriment to, CFS and CFS’s interests as planning of the event progressed. CFS explored every viable option to put on the event as scheduled, including giving up all CFS’s licensing fees and percentage share of ticket sale revenue, but CFS and IFEC were ultimately unable to agree on how to proceed with promoting and putting on the event without risking CFS’s licensing status with the California State Athletic Commission. Due to the lack of agreement between CFS and IFEC on how to proceed, and the risk to the status of CFS’s promoter’s license with the CSAC, CFS has decided it was in its best interest to withdraw from the event. CFS wishes IFEC the best of luck with any future endeavors they pursue in the fight promotion business.”

The Signal received an e-mail on Tuesday requesting coverage of the weigh-in.

The event was originally announced as an MMA/boxing show, but became MMA only. It was supposed to feature former “The Ultimate Fighter” contestant Joe Henle and fighters from Big John McCarthy's Ultimate Fighting Academy.

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