Fertitta promises mega card for UFC debut in NY

by Ariel Helwani | source: mmafighting.com
 

If lawmakers are looking for an extra reason to finally get this done, UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta recently said the organization wouldn't put on an ordinary event when they're finally allowed to make their Madison Square Garden debut.

"When we come [to New York]," he said, "we're going to blow it out. We're going to put on a ridiculous UFC 100-style card, stacked, big, open to the public weigh-ins, press conferences, after-parties, the whole deal. Everybody will be there. This is going to be an event that will remind you of 1971 when Ali fought Frazier for the first time and every celebrity in New York had to be there.

"The biggest problem that I'm going to have is going to be where to sit everybody and who gets seats and who doesn't. It's going to be crazy."

Think the UFC boss is anxious to finally put on an event in New York or what?

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NYmmanow265 site profile image  

3/17/12 2:05 PM by NYmmanow265

BONES VS HENDOBENDO VS EDGAR 2LESNER VS MIR 3SERRA VS BARONIWEIDMAN VS OKAMIUNDER CARDD.MILLER VS MAYHEMPHILLIPOU VS HERMANDEBLASS VS CANEMORECRAFT VS OLIVIERAMCcRory vs YANGAnd so on

SamboMMA site profile image  

3/17/12 11:55 AM by SamboMMA

Like he has a choice. NY fans aren't stupid. They're not going to waste money on a crap show. That might fly in Europe but it won't fly in NY.

fightharder site profile image  

3/17/12 11:28 AM by fightharder

Sarcasm my friend.Though i cannot deny the alluring eloquence of the great guru Ricky....If we could all follow his mantra's we would live more fulfilled lives.

Jaybrone site profile image  

3/17/12 5:32 AM by Jaybrone

 While I can't wait to see GSP smash Diaz for 5 rounds of takedown and domination I don't think that fight ever happens.

32Hunter site profile image  

3/17/12 1:39 AM by 32Hunter

 actually fuck that shit, Diaz needs to headline screw these 3 round fights.

BzGrappla site profile image  

3/17/12 1:12 AM by BzGrappla

Keep GSP off the card.. he wont finish.Get Diaz and Melendez on that card.Diaz vs Kampman

SJCOTTON site profile image  

3/17/12 1:07 AM by SJCOTTON

Dana vs Tito

UGCTT_stu0411 site profile image  

3/17/12 12:55 AM by UGCTT_stu0411

Is this the new "living death"? Maybe not but I lol'd

Northside Strangler site profile image  

3/17/12 12:42 AM by Northside Strangler

But if you stream it you're not a fan   

Motivated Penn site profile image  

3/17/12 12:39 AM by Motivated Penn

Jeez, crybaby.>one's in a live time opportunityWAT