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Lorenzo Fertitta Will ‘Move Mountains’ For ‘UFC 100-Style Card’ This Fall If NY MMA Legalized

If you didn’t really care before whether or not MMA is legalized in New York this year, you will after you read this quote UFC big bossman Lorenzo Fertitta just gave MMA Fighting.

“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.”

“If it passed (by June), we would move mountains to get something done by fall.”

Yes, please.

If it happens, the blowout event would take place at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan.

It’s far too early to predict who could wind up on such a card, but I bet stars like Jon Jones and Frankie Edgar would be on the short list given their ties to the Tri-State area.

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