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Dana White: MSG to host UFC event in 2008

Dana white ufc presidentOn the Scott Ferrall Sirius satellite radio show the other night, UFC President Dana White mentioned that the UFC plans to hold its first-ever event in Manhattan in 2008, according to a Baltimore Sun recap of the program.

Naturally, the desired venue for the show would be none other than Madison Square Garden (MSG) — the "World's Most Famous Arena."

For decades, MSG has been the "Mecca" of professional boxing, hosting 11 heavyweight championship bouts and 50 world title fights, according to the official Web site.

In addition, Stamford-based World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) has registered top gates with its events in the arena.

Put simply, bringing a mixed martial arts show to Broadway would be nothing short of spectacular ... and lucrative.

Currently, mixed martial arts is banned in New York.

However, UFC Vice President for Regulatory Affairs, Marc Ratner, has stated in the recent past the he is "aggressively" pushing to reverse that legislation. And, both he and White seem optimisitic that it's very possible in the near future.

It can't happen soon enough ... like the first UFC vs. PRIDE FC "Superbowl," perhaps?

Lord that would be insane.

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