Speaking to the media following UFC 155, Dana White said one of his 2013 goals is to finally bring the UFC to New York.
"I plan on being in New York in 2013 for the UFC's 20th anniversary," White said. "Madison Square Garden is behind us 100 percent, they want it bad." White also mentioned that they already have a date set with MSG.
When asked what fans, media and the fighters could do to help the cause for a New York show, Dana replied, "Nothing. It's all dirty union s---. Dirty rotten scummy culinary union."
White alluded to the card in New York being comparable to a UFC 100 type of blockbuster event. "We got a card planned. We have some stuff planned. We just have to get past these scumbag union gangster guys."
Dana even has the card pictured, but wasn't about to share those details just yet. "I don't know, I wish I could tell you. I do have the fight but I can't tell you guys yet."
Fans have been clamoring for the UFC to come to New York for quite some time, but one thing or another has always appeared to get in the way. Now it appears there is one clear focus on how the UFC plans to overcome its obstacles and finally put on a card inside MSG.
While the talk of the UFC in New York has been ongoing, these were the most specific statements from White with regard to a time frame.
Should this come to fruition, the 20th anniversary of the UFC would land in November. The first UFC event took place on November 12, 1993.
*All quotes obtained first hand by B/R MMA
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