Finally the UFC is coming to Madison Square Garden

Finally the UFC is coming to Madison Square Garden

By Edward Carbajal

Photo: Edward Carbajal/Frontproof Media

Photo: Edward Carbajal/Frontproof Media

The UFC will finally have a date booked at Madison Square Garden (MSG) they can actually make it to. After a long hard fought battle to get the ban lifted for the sport of MMA in New York State, the UFC can follow through with a date booked at the legendary arena. They have booked dates before hoping to find loop holes to get the ban lifted on the combat sport but were always denied.

Speculation for Ronda Rousey’s return has fans thinking she will return on November 12, the date the UFC has booked for MSG. She and Chris Weidman were on hand for the signing this morning and already armchair match makers are making their fight cards for the first UFC event legal in New York. A rematch with Holly Holm or a fight to face the winner of Miesha Tate and Amanda Nunes after UFC 200 would bring in huge numbers.

Looking at the near future at UFC 200 perhaps the rematch with Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor makes a little more sense. Having McGregor defend his featherweight crown in New York would add to the numbers of having a bout with Rousey there. McGregor fighting at 170 pounds again against Diaz leaves that option open, with New Jersey’s own Frankie Edgar hoping to be the man on the other side of the cage.

No bouts have officially been announced yet, but when you look at what is happening between now and then the card possibilities can only be outstanding.

 

Edward Carbajal is a contributing writer for MMA at Page2sports.com and Frontproof Media. You can follow Edward on Twitter @Carbazel or at his website TheBlogBoardJungle.com. Check out his podcast on Spreaker.

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