Report: UFC’s Fox Sports 1 Debut in Boston Hits Snag with Massachusetts Law
By: Mike Whitman Jun 18, 2013
The UFC’s return to Boston could be in jeopardy, according to a
Tuesday report from the
UFC on Fox Sports 1 “Shogun vs. Sonnen” could be derailed, the
Herald writes, due to a Massachusetts law that bans foreign-born
competitors from fighting within the state’s borders without
possessing valid Social Security numbers.
The Aug. 17 event is scheduled to take place at TD Garden and marks
the second time the UFC has hosted a show in Boston. The Las
Vegas-based organization first visited the city in August 2010 for
UFC 118. That event -- which featured international competitors
such as Demian Maia
Winner -- went forward without a hitch.
Sherdog.com reached out to the UFC for comment on the Boston
Herald’s report, and UFC Director of Communications Dave Sholler
asserted that the promotion will comment on the matter shortly.