UFC boss issues Calgary scalping warning

UFC president Dana White mans a press conference as a satellite feed of fighter Georges St-Pierre...

UFC president Dana White mans a press conference as a satellite feed of fighter Georges St-Pierre stands behind him at Flames Central in downtown Calgary on Wednesday, March 21, 2012. (LYLE ASPINALL/QMI Agency)

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UFC president Dana White has a warning for fans looking to attend the promotion's Calgary debut this summer: beware of people selling fake tickets online.

“People on Twitter were hitting me, going, 'You guys are the greediest f---ing pigs in all of sports. The Calgary show is ridiculous. The ticket prices that you put out – you guys should be arrested,'” White began on a recent conference call.

“Ticket prices haven't been announced yet! So what's happening is people are going online and apparently there are already some ticket companies ... that have priced tickets at $4,000 in the expensive seats and $360 in the cheap seats.

“Let everybody know up there, buyer beware. We have not put out tickets yet. Ticket prices have not been established. We haven't even announced any more of the card. None of that has been done. So we haven't announced ticket prices and those aren't the real prices of the tickets.”

UFC 140 in Toronto Dec. 10, 2011 marked the organization's last trip to Canada and ticket prices ranged from $85 to $700.

UFC 149 takes place July 21 at the Scotiabank Saddledome and will be headlined by featherweight champion Jose Aldo. An opponent has yet to be announced.

 


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