The UFC returned to Boston over the weekend with a successful fight card for UFC Fight Night 26: Shogun vs. Sonnen. The event was stacked from head to toe, but the event was not put on without some resistance from Boston politicians and the culinary union.
White was asked if the UFC would return to Boston, despite the problems they faced in their return and his answer was delivered loud and clear.
“I’d be a liar if I said no,” White said, following UFC Fight Night 26.
“I love this city. It’s a great city. It’s a great sports town,” he declared at the post-fight press conference. “All the things that were said this week leading up to this fight, I wasn’t talking about the athletic commission here.”
The culinary union tried to raise hell and make putting on the event difficult for the UFC, but they were unsuccessful and the UFC rolled on.
It goes to speak wonders about the executives and officials in the promotion and confirms that they can pull off fights anywhere in the world — except for New York with their absurd stance on the sport.
Whether or not the Boston politicians and union want to see a UFC return, they are going to have to deal with it.