UFC President Dana White, UFC Owner Lorenzo Fertitta and UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar will join Scott O’Neil, the president of Madison Square Garden Sports, to announce a plan to bring the organization to The World’s Most Famous Arena, as soon as the sport of mixed martial arts is approved in New York.
The press conference will take place today, Jan. 13 at 2 p.m. ET in the Club Bar & Grill at Madison Square Garden in New York City, and will also run live on FightLine.com. The UFC will also release a new economic impact study during the press conference which details the economic benefits of regulating MMA in New York State.
The UFC has been trying to get MMA regulated in the state for many years. Forty-four other states currently regulate the sport, including Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and New Jersey, where Evans will headline the upcoming UFC 128: Shogun vs. Evans event on March 19.
You can watch the press conference below at 2 p.m. ET.