Fertitta: New York isn't going to make or break our business


Over the past decade the UFC has pushed to raise awareness and promote the sport of mixed martial arts across the country and across the globe. The UFC has expanded into Europe, Brazil, Asia, Australia, but here in the United States one state has still kept the UFC out, New York. Although the UFC continues to push for an event in New York, it's not something they HAVE to do:

With all the media opportunities in and around Super Bowl week, holding the PPV card in the same state helps Fox and the UFC to work together and align themselves with the country's biggest sporting event.

The Saturday night card will be held just days after the NFL's Super Bowl media day also takes place at the Prudential Center. The opportunity is there for the UFC to attract even more fans, and maybe sway some New York lawmakers.

"The state of New York isn't going to make or break our business," Fertitta said. "We do business all over the world. We're doing most major capitals in Europe, South America, Asia. Most big cities are bidding for us to come here because they know the economic impact we have on the cities. But at the end of the day, it just comes down to principle."

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Yussarian site profile image  

12/6/13 10:05 AM by Yussarian

"The state of New York isn't going to make or break our business," Fertitta said.Raises PPV prices.

SamboMMA site profile image  

12/6/13 9:09 AM by SamboMMA

How is NY losing out when Dana [despite claiming he's furious about NY] still holds press conferences in NY and stays in hotels in NY when there is an event in NJ? I guess he figures staying in NJ is beneath him.

WeidmansPHD_in_G0atslaying_fr0m_h0fstra_U site profile image  

12/6/13 3:47 AM by WeidmansPHD_in_G0atslaying_fr0m_h0fstra_U

corrupt fucks that don't want to give up their bread and butter..... it's the same reason we're still with destroying our planet for fossil fuel  

MahatmaPetey site profile image  

12/6/13 3:42 AM by MahatmaPetey

Fast Five.

newjack900 site profile image  

12/6/13 3:11 AM by newjack900

Just take a step back and think about this for a minute - The state of New York still has a ban on Mixed Martial Arts.. A sport that is televised on basic cable television during prime time hours as well as many other channels and times, from different organizations and locations. The sport's athletes are on the covers of a variety of magazines and have endorsement deals with major companies. This entire issue really is a microcosm of everything that is wrong w/ American politics.

shaqitup site profile image  

12/6/13 12:13 AM by shaqitup

The way they're sharting their pants in running it might though.  

BrCutter site profile image  

12/6/13 12:09 AM by BrCutter

Damn, Lorenzo's fuckin forearms have muscles on top of muscles on top of muscles.  

Harmon Whistler site profile image  

12/6/13 12:07 AM by Harmon Whistler

I swear that's a movie quote..Casablanca?

UGCTT_GSP_Won_WOOHOO site profile image  

12/5/13 11:47 PM by UGCTT_GSP_Won_WOOHOO

Hell yeah. More convenient for me :)

time traveling 12er site profile image  

12/5/13 11:29 PM by time traveling 12er

It just works out for them that New Jersey is just over the bridge and they can get people from the new york market easily.  New York loses out more than the UFC does.