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ACB confirms cancellation of three events due to ‘organizational and financial problems’


ACB has finally broken its silence regarding the cancellation of its last two scheduled events — ACB 89 in Cyprus and ACB 90 in Kazan — and the cancellation of the originally titled ACB 92 in Sweden, which was scheduled to take place on Aug. 25.

The news comes three weeks after ACB announced the cancellation of ACB 91 in London because of “technical issues”. The event was supposed to be hosting the return of UK MMA legend, Brad Pickett.

✅Официальный анонс лиги ACB относительно дальнейших турниров. Три ивента, а именно Кипр, Казань и Швеция отменены из-за организационных и финансовых трудностей. Ин Ша Аллах1 вопреки многочисленным слухам лига продолжит свою работу с сентября месяца. В 2018 году состоятся турниры в Краснодаре и в Москве. За это время будет проведена реструктуризация, которая позволит лиге работать гораздо эффективнее с финансовой точки зрения. Уже сейчас начинается планирование работы на 2019 год, более подробно о планах лиги мы сообщим в ближайшее время. Все средства за купленные билеты на отменённые турниры автоматически вернутся в полном объеме до конца сегодняшнего дня. Друзья, не верьте разным глупым слухам, появились временные трудности, которые сделали нас сильнее и мудрее! Без трудностей не бывает прогресса! #ACBforlife ____________ ✅Official statement from ACB about future events. Three events, Cyprus, Kazan and Sweden, were cancelled this year due to organizational and financial problems. In Sha Allah, the league will continue it's activities from September. In 2018 there will be two events: in Krasnodar and in Moscow. In this time the league will go through restructuring process to work more efficiently from a financial standpoint. The league is already working on a 2019 plan and schedule, which will be revealed in the near future. All the money from ticket sales for the cancelled events will be returned in full to the people who bought tickets for the cancelled shows. Dear friends, don't believe the gossips. The league has had some difficulties, which will only make us stronger and wiser! There's no progress without challenges! #acbmma #acb

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In a statement posted to the promotion’s official Instagram page, “organizational and financial problems” were cited as the reason’s that the shows have not taken place. The post also outlined that the promotion is hoping to put on two more shows before the end of 2018 and a full schedule of events in 2019.

Several fighters who are contracted to the promotion have been given no assurances about ACB’s future, MMA Fighting has learned.

To conclude the statement, ACB urged its fans not to believe “the gossips,” and insisted that the difficult situation the promotion is in will only make it stronger.

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