White bans vuvuzelas from UFC 116 in Vegas

June 30, 2010, 5:45 PM

THE CANADIAN PRESS

LAS VEGAS — Chokes, kicks and punches to the head are OK. But vuvuzelas are out for the UFC.

UFC president Dana White has banned the noisy plastic horns, made famous at the World Cup in South Africa, from UFC 116 on Saturday when Brock Lesnar defends his heavyweight title against Shane Carwin at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

"This decision was pretty simple for me," White said in a statement. "Vuvuzelas make the most horrific sound I’ve ever heard. I’d rather let Brock punch me in the face than hear 15,000 people blow on those things."

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