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3/22/13 11:01 PM
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BloodyElbow's Brent Brookhouse reported that the WSoF Saturday has bigger problems than a late weigh in. According to Brookhouse...

...there are major issues that may prevent the WSoF from taking place.

The New Jersey State Athletic Control Board had not approved the WSOF cage for the event by late Friday evening. There are issues with both the corner posts and the canvas that are holding things up.

WSOF will apparently be borrowing ring pads from a local promoter and has a canvas being flown in from Las Vegas. The main issue is that if the canvas does not correctly fit the cage floor, it could lead to a situation where the cage will not be cleared which would almost certainly lead to the cancellation of the event.

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New Jersey State Athletic Control Board Counsel Nick Lembo said that the cage had not yet been approved, and would be inspected tomorrow.

"The cage still needs to gain approval, has not yet," said Lembo. "New canvas to be flown in, and new post pads. Will check out tomorrow. Cage must still be inspected and gain approval after noted deficiencies are addressed."

Given that the WSoF inaugural show was a success, with all the attendant issues that have to overcome at any show of that size, there is every expectation that the cage issues will be overcome. In fact, Ariel Helwani is reporting via Twitter that Exec Vice President & Match Maker for WSoF says "the show is 100% on."

There is now official confirmation that the show is indeed on as scheduled.


3/22/13 11:03 PM
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Fuck.

Although the title led me to believe they were already going under.

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WTF.

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3/22/13 11:03 PM
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Helwani already said this is untrue and the show will go on as planned
3/22/13 11:04 PM
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Talk about a retarded fuck up

3/22/13 11:04 PM
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Alistair Overstream - Helwani already said this is untrue and the show will go on as planned

Thank god

3/22/13 11:05 PM
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Regarding @bloodyelbow's report about WSOF 2 potentially being cancelled due to a cage issue, VP @alidominance says the show is 100% on
3/22/13 11:07 PM
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OK so it seems like its going on as planned.
3/22/13 11:31 PM
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Bloody Elbow is a bunch of Chatty Cathy's. Phone Post
3/22/13 11:31 PM
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if not, I'm sure there are dozens of posts/canvases that could be driven in overnight.
3/22/13 11:33 PM
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3/22/13 11:39 PM
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I drove 12 hours for this event , that would screw up my weekend. Lol Phone Post
3/22/13 11:42 PM
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Does the Brett Brickhouse person have any credibility or his he some little pissant shit-starting "journalist"?
3/22/13 11:45 PM
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CombatIns -  I drove 12 hours for this event , that would screw up my weekend. Lol Phone Post

oh man

3/23/13 12:25 AM
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If those are the issues, it seems pretty fixable. Gotta keep in mind the commission likely isn't just hanging out waiting to reinspect. May be sometime mid day that it gets inspected.
3/23/13 1:18 AM
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How long before it's due to start?
3/23/13 1:25 AM
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How do you end up taking care of such a major issue on the day of the event?

Wtf kind of Mickey Mouse org is this? Phone Post
3/23/13 1:31 AM
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3/23/13 1:47 AM
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Alistair Overstream - Ariel Helwani ?@arielhelwani 11m
Regarding @bloodyelbow's report about WSOF 2 potentially being cancelled due to a cage issue, VP @alidominance says the show is 100% on

Who's more reliable, someone working for WSOF or someone working for the athletic commission? Of course the person working for WSOF is going to say that there's nothing wrong.
3/23/13 1:50 AM
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During the summer the New Jersey commission cancelled a show the day of the event because of cage issues.....
3/23/13 7:28 AM
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nooooooo

3/23/13 8:30 AM
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Lembo seems like the kind of guy who will make it happen if at all possible. WARRRR Arlovski!

 

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3/23/13 8:52 AM
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Alistair Overstream - Ariel Helwani ?@arielhelwani 11m
Regarding @bloodyelbow's report about WSOF 2 potentially being cancelled due to a cage issue, VP @alidominance says the show is 100% on

Who's more reliable, someone working for WSOF or someone working for the athletic commission? Of course the person working for WSOF is going to say that there's nothing wrong.
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Alistair Overstream - Ariel Helwani ?@arielhelwani 11m
Regarding @bloodyelbow's report about WSOF 2 potentially being cancelled due to a cage issue, VP @alidominance says the show is 100% on

Who's more reliable, someone working for WSOF or someone working for the athletic commission? Of course the person working for WSOF is going to say that there's nothing wrong.

^ This

There show is clearly still in danger of being cancelled. They are borrowing ring pads from a local promoter and flying in a new canvas (the first one was a foot too small). If the canvas they fly in is the same size as the first one, they are fucked.

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