APEX calls off MMA show

CHRIS STEVENSON -- Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 7:27 AM ET

APEX: Caged Inferno has been doused.

The mixed martial arts card scheduled for Saturday at the Robert Guertin Arena, which was to feature the first matches to be held in a cage in the National Capital Region, has been postponed "due to circumstances beyond our control," APEX Championship Fighting announced.

"Unfortunately, the details cannot be discussed due to potential legal implications, but look forward to an announcement about a rescheduled date in the near future," the organization said on the website sherdog.com.

Full refunds are available from the source where tickets were purchased.

At least one fighter (and maybe more) pulled out of the card for various reasons making it too difficult for organizers to fill the card with quality replacements.

The card had already lost headliner Jeff "The Inferno" Joslin, on medical suspension after he sustained cuts while losing a UFC bout to American Josh Koscheck.

Now it is believed there were some issues with Fritz "The Animal" Paul, who was to take on Sean "Pimp Daddy" Pierson in an APEX Canadian middleweight title bout. Talk yesterday was Paul might have sustained an injury.

There will be a huge event, King of the Cage Freedom Fight, Jan. 20 at Gatineau's Baribeau Arena, with local Craig "Farmer" Brown going for the KOTC light heavyweight title against Travis "The Gladiator" Galbraith.


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