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Friday, 05/02/2014, 12:34 pm

White Says UFC, Not Boxing Will Get First Crack At New Vegas Arena

The good folks over at MGM are building a new Las Vegas Arena with a $375 Million price tag attached to it.

A who’s who of promoters will no doubt be vying for a chance to host the first event in the venue, but UFC President Dana White says that designation has already been promised to ‘The Ultimate Fighting Championship’.

In an interview with MMAjunkie.com, the UFC boss explained:

“MGM already promised me the first date. I don’t care what Schaefer (A Golden Boy exec who wants to bring Floyd Mayweather to the new arena) says.”

“It will definitely open more dates for us. Plus, the one thing this town needed really bad was a state-of-the-art arena. … Whether it’s the Internet service or the production, all of these things are very important in putting on a world-class show, and it’s all going to change when this thing is built.

“It’s a game-changer for everybody – for the fans, for the people that are putting on the shows, and obviously for the city.”

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