LEISURE bosses have KO'd the brutal cage fight which was set for Huddersfield this summer.
The King of the Cage show was due at Huddersfield Sports Centre on June 11.
The 1,500-seat auditorium would have been Yorkshire's biggest ever cage fighting, or mixed martial arts, bout.
The spectacle would have seen fighters clash in a 27ft-square cage, using a mix of martial arts and boxing in a no-holds barred contest.
Among the fighters would have been Ian Butlin, from Huddersfield.
But promoter Aaron Chatfield says he received a call over the weekend from Kirklees Active Leisure, who told him their directors would ban the violent roadshow from all their venues.
He said: "It's disappointing. We had TV coverage confirmed, global Press and local fighters on the show.
"We believed it was an opportunity any modern council would embrace.
"We selected a venue with a history of boxing coverage and a town with a history of rugby support, knowing that mixed martial arts has a far better safety record than both of those popular sports.
"King of the Cage has been taking place for seven years with 50 shows, so we are confident we will find another town that will embrace the sport."
Kirklees Council deputy leader Clr John Smithson, who is responsible for leisure services, said he was content with the decision.
He added: "We undertook some research and looked at the situation. The final decision was down to KAL."
No-one at KAL was available to comment.