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UFC Closer To Staging New York MMA Event With Possible Third-Party Sanction
Published February 14, 2013
FAR FROM PERFECT: In N.Y., Marc Raimondi noted most MMA shows in the U.S. are “under the watch of state athletic commissions," while the UFC has “had to be its own commission in other countries that don’t have regulating bodies.” An organization other than the New York State Athletic Commission “would have to sanction” a UFC fight in New York. Raimondi wrote, “Not ideal, of course. But progress, for sure.” UFC President Dana White has said that the company “wants to bring a massive show to Madison Square Garden in November for its 20th anniversary” (NYPOST.com, 2/13).