Official Statement on Boston Resolution

Zuffa, LLC, owner of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, learned today that the Boston City Council passed a non-binding resolution regarding mixed martial arts (MMA).

The non-binding resolution merely concludes that the city of Boston should follow existing state law. However, the Ultimate Fighting Championship is extremely disappointed that the non-binding resolution is filled with blatant inaccuracies and falsehoods. The UFC organization finds it shocking that Councilor Murphy would present such a misleading document for consideration to the City Council.

UFC is proud of the recent event it put on at the TD Garden, which was televised around the world. By all measures, the event was a resounding success, generating millions of dollars in economic benefit for the community and cast the great city of Boston in a positive light.

Councilor Murphy’s resolution demonstrates a complete lack of understanding about what mixed martial arts is, the amazing world class athletes that compete in the sport, and the many benefits it brings to a community.  There is clearly a reason why MMA is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Consequently, it is unfortunate that Councilor Murphy’s actions caused the Boston City Council to be manipulated by a union based in Las Vegas, Nevada. We would hope that the City Council, once it learns the truth about MMA and all of the positive aspects of the sport, would consider revoking this non-binding resolution.

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Assista à pesagem do UFC Goiânia: Condit x Alves ao vivo direto do ginásio Goiânia Arena, sexta-feira, dia 29 de maio, às 16h.
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Brasileiro enfrenta o norte-americano Carlos Condit no UFC Goiânia, neste sábado, nos meio-pesados. Compre seu ingresso - http://www.livepass.com.br/ufcgo/ Confira o card - http://on.ufc.com/UFCGoiania
29/05/2015
Assista ao P&R com a desafiante peso galo Bethe Correia e o meio-médio Erick Silva, ao vivo na sexta-feira, 29 de maio, às 14h45.
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