Dana White: UFC Holding Date For Madison Square Garden Event In 2015

Dana White

“You’ve heard me say this many times, and I’m going to say it again: I’m very confident it might happen this year. I’m actually really confident it might happen this year. (UFC CEO) Lorenzo (Fertitta), Lawrence Epstein, Marc Ratner and a bunch of our other guys went up there (to New York) and they had great meetings. Every time we’ve gone up there, it’s been really positive. Everybody up there loves the UFC. Everybody wants to see it happen. Hopefully now, with the recent events that have taken place, maybe it’ll get done this time.”

“It’s a union thing. It’s a Las Vegas Culinary Union situation. You can pick up the paper and read about (Silver) and you’ll understand why we didn’t get into New York. It was blocked by him, and now he’s got bigger problems than the UFC, so hopefully we can get through it. I think we will. I’m really confident.”

“You want to know how confident I am? We’re holding a date. That’s how confident we are. I don’t want to be cocky, but we’re being confident. Imagine if we can do that this year. We’re already having the greatest year in the history of the company out of the gates here, and if everything holds together, people stay healthy, fights stay in place, we’re in for an unbelievable year and that would be a great way to top it off.”