Wednesday, 19 June 2013

UFC issues statement on Boston ban

The world's leading MMA promotion issued a statement this  (Tues., June 18, 2013) shortly after news broke that the state Department of Public Safety was prepared to follow the letter of the combat sports legalization law in the build up of UFC on FOX Sports 1 #1: "Shogun vs. Sonnen."

ZUFFA , UFC's governing body made this following statement:

"For the first time since 2010, the UFC is very excited to return to TD Garden in Boston on Saturday, Aug. 17 with a live event card to coincide with the launch of the FOX Sports 1 network. Tickets went on pre-sale today for the event and are already off to a tremendous start. There were some questions that surfaced regarding licensing requirements for mixed martial artists and boxers to have social security numbers in order to compete in the state of Massachusetts. Last week, these requirements were brought to UFC’s attention and we immediately began working to ensure that all athletes affected by this are in full compliance. We are continuing to work on this and anticipate a positive outcome. We look forward to bringing another successful event to Boston during an incredible week for sports fans in the city."

The news come via SBNation

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