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UFC Cancels Limp Bizkit Concert, Band Plots Another Vegas Show

June 29, 2009 9:07 AM ET

Though frontman Fred Durst told Rolling Stone he was psyched for Limp Bizkit's first U.S. show with guitarist Wes Borland in eight years, Limp Bizkit will not perform at their July 10th UFC 100 concert in Las Vegas. A disagreement over the venue led to the UCF canceling the rap-rockers first U.S. reunion concert, Blabbermouth reports. In a statement, the band say that they didn't want to cancel the performance, and that out of respect to fans that bought tickets to see the band in Sin City, they'll perform that night at a not-yet-determined location. It will be Limp Bizkit's only stateside show until they finish prepping their new album in the fall.

"Limp Bizkit did NOT, in any way, cancel the UFC 100 concert in Las Vegas. Truth is UFC and Interscope Records could not come to an agreement on certain DVD rights," the band said in the statement. "With all respect to Mandalay Bay, the UFC were also unhappy with Limp Bizkit decision of wanting to switch the performance from the Beach at Mandalay Bay with its inappropriate layout for a heavy rock concert with Limp Bizkit, basically a stage in front of a pool, to a more standard concert venue also located at the Mandalay Bay, which was the House Of Blues. The UFC expressed they wanted a 'party vibe' for this event and would not settle for any venue besides the Beach for this and other reasons."

Despite the disagreement, Limp Bizkit still thanked UFC for inviting the band to perform, and reiterate that they are huge fans of the event. When Durst spoke to Rolling Stone about how Limp Bizkit's music was used as "fuel to torture other people," he noted that he supposed UFC. "I've just always liked watching people who are very skilled in all different types of fighting, going to engage with a little less boundaries," Durst said. "These fights are put together in an organized way. I wouldn't support Limp Bizkit being on some snuff backyard brawling, fighting contest."

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Fred Durst: Limp Bizkit Was Used as "Fuel to Torture Other People"
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After Faith No More, Is There Hope For Other Long-Shot Reunions?

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