“Why hasn’t it happened? It’s a lot of political crap. The union out in Las Vegas is the reason it hasn’t happened as funny as that sounds. It has nothing to do with MMA or the UFC, it has to do with the union. My partners, the Fertitta brothers, own the fourth largest gaming company in the country and they’re non-union and the Las Vegas union has been doing some dirty stuff. They’re dirty guys. Gangsters! The culinary union in Las Vegas. The guys who run the culinary union from Las Vegas are dirty, dirty, dirty, dirty guys…dirty”
In an interview with ESPN.com, UFC president Dana White details exactly why the UFC has been kept out of New York, although he says they are continuing to work, with hopes to get it done by the end of 2012. Zuffa’s long standing battle with the Culinary Union has been well documented, but will MMA fans finally get their chance to enjoy the UFC from their home state, or will the politics of the sport continue to plague the great state of New York?