Sherdog’s Executive Editor Josh Gross is reporting that the World Cagefighting Organization card, set to take place in San Diego this evening, has been cancelled by the California State Athletic Commission.
Problems arose Friday evening after the CSAC learned that funding had not been secured to pay the athletes who were to compete on the card.
“At the eleventh hour, the commission was informed there were insufficient funds to pay the fighters,” CSAC executive director Armando Garcia told Sherdog.com. “In the end, we had to cancel the event.”
Valor Fighting, the promotion behind WCO, made several last-minute efforts to save the event, but CSAC had already made the decision to close the event down.
CSAC’s Armando Garcia told Sherdog that he contacted h the San Diego Sports Arena box-office and that sales for the event were very low.
Despite the cancellation, fighters will receive 20% of their promised purses from the promotor due to CSAC policy. The deadline for payment is January 18.
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