Earlier today the Boston Herald dropped a bombshell of a story in regards to the UFC. Stating that UFC on Fox Sports 1 could be in jeopardy because they don’t allow foreign fighters compete unless they have a social security card in Boston.
Looks like the UFC is making sure to take all the necessary steps to bring the card to Boston and have all of the fighters that are currently scheduled to compete be there for the event.
Earlier today they released a press release for the event and tickets are currently on sale.
“For the first time since 2010, the UFC is very excited to return to TD Garden in Boston on Saturday, Aug. 17 with a live event card to coincide with the launch of the Fox Sports 1 network. Tickets went on pre-sale today for the event and are already off to a tremendous start.
There were some questions that surfaced regarding licensing requirements for mixed martial artists and boxers to have social security numbers in order to compete in the state of Massachusetts. Last week, these requirements were brought to UFC’s attention and we immediately began working to ensure that all athletes affected by this are in full compliance. We are continuing to work on this and anticipate a positive outcome.
We look forward to bringing another successful event to Boston during an incredible week for sports fans in the city.”
We’ll just have to wait and see what happens. The UFC wouldn’t be making the event official if they didn’t think they would be able to fix this problem.