Fox Sports 1 LogoThe UFC on Fox Sports 1: Shogun vs. Sonnen fight card slated for Aug. 17 in Boston will move forward as planned after UFC officials avoided disaster due to Massachusetts’ requirement for all fighters to have a social security number in order to compete.

The requirement nearly tripped up several foreign fighters on the card since they would not normally have a social security number.

UFC officials worked overtime, however, to make sure that the fight card will move forward as planned, according to a Boston Herald report.

Fighters that enter the U.S. with a valid visa can apply for a social security number. It’s a time consuming process, but the UFC worked with the proper authorities to make it happen.

“We ended up getting everything straightened out. The fights will happen. The card will be great. It’s going to be good,” UFC president Dana White told the Boston Herald.

“There’s always something. It literally never ends. There’s always something, something that pops up or whatever. We’re pretty used to dealing with this stuff.”

Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Chael Sonnen headlines the UFC on Fox Sports 1 #1 fight card, which also serves as prime time programming for the launch of the new Fox Sports 1 network.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Holly Holm Possible UFC on FOX 20 Headliner; Gilbert Melendez vs. Edson Barboza Announced

  • 25 days ago
  • 32 views

UFC on FOX 20 received a bout pitting Gilbert Melendez vs. Edson Barboza, and could also include Holly Holm and Anthony Johnson's next fights. read news >>

Holly Holm, Anthony 'Rumble' Johnson to Return on Stacked UFC on Fox 20

  • 24 days ago
  • 61 views

UFC on Fox 20 went from empty to absolutely packed with a series of fight announcements on Wednesday night. The headliner? An interesting striker vs. striker matchup between former women's bantamweig read news >>

Anthony Johnson vs. Glover Teixeira Clash Signed for UFC on FOX 20

  • 24 days ago
  • 27 views

Anthony Johnson and Glover Teixeira will meet at UFC on FOX 20 in a light heavyweight battle that should determine the next championship challenger. read news >>

Holly Holm vs. Valentina Shevchenko Official as UFC on FOX 20 Headliner

  • 21 days ago
  • 8 views

A women's bantamweight clash between Holly Holm and Valentina Shevchenko will headline UFC on FOX 20. read news >>

UFC Fight Night 88 Results: Cody Garbrandt Remains Unbeaten, KOs Thomas Almeida

  • 4 hours ago
  • 3 views

A new bantamweight contender emerged from UFC Fight Night 88 in Las Vegas on Sunday when Cody Garbrandt handed seventh-ranked Thomas Almeida his first career loss. read news >>