Minutes after New York governor Andrew Cuomo signed the state’s first MMA bill legalizing mixed martial arts, the UFC announced the Empire State’s first octagon event and it will take place at The Mecca: Madison Square Garden.
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“Coming to New York, and speaking as a prideful New Yorker with a tad of New York arrogance, I think this really completes the journey for MMA because coming to New York means you’re coming to the place,” Governor Cuomo said at a press conference. “Madison Square Garden is the international icon for great sports events. And MMA is going to be in this Garden.
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As of this time, no bouts have been announced for UFC 205.
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