MMA COMING TO GLASGOW

The mixed martial arts is coming to Glasgow in 2011 and people are already looking forward to it with excitement. Dana White, the UFC president, told reporters in Canada that Scotland would host an event, most likely one of the organisation’s smaller “Fight Night” shows, in May, with the venue expected to be the 4000 capacity Braehead Arena.

Paul McVeigh, the Glasgow-based bantamweight, is one of the top ranked fighters in Europe.

He said: “You can never put yourself forward to fight in the UFC, they come to you. But if they come calling then of course it would be the most incredible thing for me or any other fighters based here.

“I think I could create problems for anyone at this weight class. There’s nobody in the world who would make me look stupid. I’m ready.”

White first hinted Scotland was on his radar after October’s UFC120 in London, for which 1600 Scots headed south to be part of a 17,000 crowd at the 02 Arena.

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