07-04-2008, 02:27 AM
Status: The Dude Abides
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: From Parts Unknown
| | I was reading the Boston Herald this morning (Dana, UFC article)
There’s hope for a Hub fight night soon - BostonHerald.com
While UFC president Dana White has his sights set on expanding the organization to all corners of the globe, he is still determined to make a stop in Boston. |
White, who lived in Boston in the 1990s, has been talking about bringing the UFC to the Hub for years. The major hurdle is that mixed martial arts in Massachusetts is not regulated by the UFC’s rules. White has faced similar roadblocks in other states and has managed to get UFC events sanctioned.
“We’re real confident that we’re going to have this thing done,” White said, hoping TD Banknorth Garden will host an event by early 2009. “I wanted to be in by the end of the year, but it’s looking like it will be after this year. It’s coming to pass, no doubt about it.”
As more local fighters have reached the upper-echelon of the UFC, they have voiced their desire to be involved in a card in Boston. One scenario that would seem ideal for the UFC would be a headline fight involving Dover’s Kenny Florian.
If Florian wins his August fight against Roger Huerta, he would be in line for a lightweight title shot against B.J. Penn.
I reallllllly hope UFC comes to The Boston Garden!!! Fuckin Pissa!!!
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Last edited by Ramma; 07-05-2008 at 12:34 PM.