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MMA: Superstar trio Jones, Silva and St-Pierre unlikely to come to Singapore

Published on Apr 28, 2014 11:01 PM

MIXED martial arts (MMA) superstars Jon Jones, Anderson Silva and Georges St-Pierre are unlikely to be coming to Singapore after all, after organisers LAMC Productions and Ch'i Life Studio Asia announced that they are distancing themselves from the event.

"Due to circumstances beyond our control, we will not be promoting this event," they said in a joint statement to The Straits Times. "Should there be an event taking place, we will no longer be involved."

The statement is the latest in a series of twists concerning the Fighters World Tour, an 11-city global tour of which the Singapore event was to be a part. The three MMA superstars were scheduled to be in town on May 31 for a two-hour, hands-on training clinic, as well as a meet-and-greet fan session at the Marina Bay Sands' ArtScience Museum.

But it seems their latest promotion was no-go from the start, with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), the sport's biggest promoter, referring to the event as "false advertising". Nike also responded on Sunday to a Straits Times query, saying that it had neither "been approached nor is even aware of a global, multi-city tour" involving the MMA trio.

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