The Vancouver MMA Expo was originally scheduled to take place at the Abbotsford Tradex and Exhibition Centre. Then yesterday, the town’s government pulls a bush league move and decides to cancel the MMA expo at the last minute. The reason, because they believe their will be a significant criminal and gang element at the trade show. Newsflash! the Fraser Valley (Surrey, Langley, Abbey, Maple Ridge etc…) is littered with wannabe thugs and gangsters rocking four year old fashion trends *cough* Ed Hardy, that is not new news, this did not happen overnight, nor does this warrant the cancelation of an event.
The fact that council does this at the last minute, throwing organizers of the event into a state of last minute chaos was the wrong course of action. Luckily the PNE will be playing host to the expo, which is better as Vancouver is a better location. Who the hell wants to drive out to Abbey anyways. Abbotsford stick to farming, gangs and religion, the backbone of your towns culture.
To the winners of our MMA expo giveaway, your tickets will be honoured at the new venue.