Vancouver Coun. Kerry Jang had said the city was facing a problem that the province of B.C., unlike Quebec, had not agreed to provide the city with indemnity, meaning the city could not be sued "for any reason arising from one of these events."
That was the problem in a nutshell. Should anyone get hurt the city felt that that would open them up to a lawsuit because the sport of MMA is technically still illegal. However, it appears that a deal has been made so that the card can be held in Vancouver:
UFC president Dana White confirmed to The Canadian Press that the mixed martial arts card will take place as scheduled June 12 at GM Place.
With insurance a major sticking point, the UFC played hardball and the MMA juggernaut appears to have won the day.
The rumored card thus far can be found after the jump.
-Chuck Liddell vs. Tito Ortiz
-Mirko Cro Cop vs. Pat Barry
-Paulo Thiago vs. Martin Kampmann
-Carlos Condit vs. Rory MacDonald
-Tyson Griffin vs. Evan Dunham
-Ben Rothwell vs. Gilbert Yvel
-Mac Danzig vs. Matt Wiman
-James Wilks vs. Peter Sobotta
-Mike Pyle vs. Jesse Lennox
-Claude Patrick vs. TBA