Queensland promotion Nitro MMA has cancelled their upcoming event which was scheduled to take place on September 23 and headlined by Joe Muir taking on Anthony Johns.
The promotion stated the decision was made due to a number of pullouts and lack of time to find sufficient match-ups to provide a high quality production for the audience was the reason for the cancellation.
Nitro regrets to announce that due to an unprecedented amount of pullouts both on our main and preliminary cards, we will not be moving forward with our scheduled September 23 show.
Nitro’s mission statement has always been to deliver an exceptional experience for both fighters and fans. With that in mind the cancellation of this show was the only option available to be able to continue the high quality production we expect from ourselves and deliver to you.
We’d like to thank all those involved in this process who worked tirelessly in an attempt to get this card to go ahead, negotiating with fighters as far away as America but unfortunately time was our enemy.
As Logan Entertainment Centre has no more available dates left on their 2017 calendar, this card will be held off until early 2018.
Thank you again to all teams, fighters and management for your understanding and we look forward working with you all in the new year.
Started Martial Arts training after watching Mr Miyagi and Daniel-son in Karate Kid back in 1987. When the sport of MMA arrived many years later, it was a natural progression. Coverage of local MMA was via scarce posts on forums like the Underground and Sherdog. I embarked on covering the sport in 2002 and since then have written thousands of articles for both print and online media, before branching out and starting Fight News Australia in 2010. Outside the site, I dream of racing an F1 car and hiking the Swiss Alps. Most of all, my family is numero uno.