It was announced today that WEC: Faber vs. Brown which would have taken place as the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Florida has been postponed because of Hurricane Ike. The event already has a new scheduled date with the same card at the same venue and the tickets purchased for the original September 10 date will be honored for the new November 5 date.
Due to the potential of a major hurricane hitting the South Florida area on Wednesday we were compelled to postpone the event, said Vice President of Operations and Production Peter Dropick. For the safety of our fans, the fighters and our staff we felt it was in the best interest to make this decision.
Hurricane Ike is currently a Category 3 storm with sustained winds of 120 MPH and is moving west/southwest toward South Florida according to the National Hurricane Centers latest advisory. The storm is on track to have impact on the Florida Keys and South Florida on Tuesday (9/9) into Wednesday (9/10).
With Hurricane Ike approaching our area we have concern for the fans, fighters, our employees and the South Florida community in general, said Bernie Dillon, Sr. Vice President of Entertainment for the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. We felt like it would be prudent and in everyones best interest to postpone the event. We certainly dont want to cause any travelers or employees to get stranded here should we have a major storm.
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