Canada eyed for 2 UFC cards in '10

JOSE RODRIGUEZ AND TIM BAINES

, Last Updated: 12:14 PM ET

During a Q&A session with fans at UFC 99 in Germany last week, president Dana White said he hopes to have two cards in Canada next year. In an mmajunkie.com report, White says that with Montreal's UFC 83 and UFC 97 both netting a large gate and strong pay-per-view numbers, Canada could host two events in 2010. White has his eyes on Toronto, but hasn't ruled out trying to bring the UFC to other provinces.

White blasts Cop out

White says Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic has betrayed him. The UFC prez says Filipovic had verbally agreed to a three-fight deal with the UFC, but following his first fight back -- a victory over Mostapha Al Turk at UFC 99 -- he announced he had instead signed a three-fight deal with the DREAM organization in Japan. White blasted Filipovic as a liar.

Road Warrior sidelined

Montreal's Jonathan "Road Warrior" Goulet has been forced to pull out of his UFC 100 fight with Dong Hyun Kim due to a shoulder injury. The veteran welterweight will be replaced by T.J. Grant at the July 11 event.

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Local Assassin party

The guys at Assassin Fight Wear are teaming up with the Stampede Casino to host a UFC 100 party. The biggest card in UFC history will take place July 11 and if that wasn't reason enough to party, it's also Stampede Week. The Assassin Party will include live music, a beer gardens, the Assassin Angels, and a UFC Undisputed 2009 Video Game tournament with a $500 dollar 1st place prize. Tickets for the day are $40 and include video game entry fee and PPV.\


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