The UFC made their most aggressive push towards getting the Octagon into Madison Square Garden last month by holding a press conference inside the legendary arena. Unfortunately, their efforts were all for naught as MMA was once again left off the New York’s budget by Governor Andrew Cuomo.
If you listened to Octagon president Dana White’s interviews following Wednesday’s UFC 126 press conference, a confident, yet frustrated White once again vowed to make it happen sooner or later.
“If it happens tomorrow or 10 years from now, whatever,” White told Heavy.com’s Fight Day.
While some of the mainstream media attended the UFC’s most recent efforts to get into New York, the lack of knowledgeable MMA journalists in attendance were at an abundance. If you ask White, it’s just par for the course.
“I’m so used to it, it’s unbelievable. I’ve been doing that for over 10 years now,” White explained. “When people always talk about how big the UFC is, we haven’t even scratched the surface. We’re so far from mainstream, there’s still a lot of work to do and a lot of hurdles to get over.
“I’m done predicting on New York. I don’t know.”