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MMA: Question marks linger on global tour of top superstars

Published on Apr 25, 2014 7:39 PM

ORGANISERS of a purported global tour involving three mixed martial arts superstars have declined to address allegations by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) that the entire event was "false advertising".

After news broke last week that Jon Jones, Anderson Silva and Georges St-Pierre would showcase their talents in 11 cities worldwide, the UFC clarified that the trio - who are under contract to them - were not involved in the tour and advised fans against buying tickets.

The Fighters World Tour, which was due to include a stopover in Singapore on May 31, is sponsored by Nike and promoted in Asia by LAMC Productions, Ch'i Life Studio Asia and Rockstar Touring.

In a statement on Friday evening to The Straits Times, organisers of the Singapore leg said: "Out of respect for all involved parties, we are not going to make any further comment at this time. We want to strongly reassure everyone that LAMC Productions, Rockstar Touring and Ch'i Life Studio Asia have stellar reputations in creating memorable events for our fans and followers. We thank you for your patience and understanding."

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