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UFC Eyes Possible Live Event In Mexico After Velasquez Retakes Heavyweight Belt
Published December 31, 2012
EMPIRE STATE OF MIND: USA TODAY’s John Morgan writes while MMA is not yet regulated in the state of New York, that “isn’t stopping UFC officials from targeting Madison Square Garden for a November 2013 fight card to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the promotion.” Athletic commissions in New York, Connecticut and Montana “don’t regulate MMA.” White said that the UFC “had gone so far as to set a tentative date for the event.” But White “declined to offer a reason for his newfound confidence that regulation would come to the Empire State next year.” The New York Senate and Assembly return to session in January (USA TODAY, 12/31).