MENU
#UFC 217 #Michael Bisping #GSP #Conor McGregor #UFC Fight Night 55


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.

Comments

Show Comments

Related News

UFC Fight Night 119: Brunson vs. Machida Live Results and Fight Stats | MMAWeekly.com

  • 28 days ago
  • 22 views

Follow along for UFC Fight Night 119: Brunson vs. Machida full live results and fight stats. First fight is slated for 7 pm ET / 4 pm PT on Saturday, Oct. 28. read news >>

Mark Godbeer Gets Kicked in the Face, but Loses the Fight (UFC 217 Fight Highlights) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 18 days ago
  • 48 views

(Video courtesy of UFC on FOX | Viewing may be limited by broadcast rights restrictions) Check out highlights from Mark Godbeer's disqualification win over Walt Harris at UFC Fight 217 on Saturday at read news >>

Rose Namajunas Flattened Joanna Jedrzejczyk (UFC 217 Fight Highlights) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 17 days ago
  • 31 views

(Courtesy of UFC on FOX) Rose Namajunas stuns Joanna Jedrzejczyk to become the new UFC women's strawweight division champion. Check out the highlights from the first-round finish. The fight promotion read news >>

UFC on FOX 28 Fight Card and Start Times | MMAWeekly.com

  • 16 days ago
  • 4 views

UFC on FOX 28 Date: February 24, 2018 Venue: Amway Center Location: Orlando, Florida UFC on FOX 28 News UFC on FOX 28 Videos UFC on FOX 28 Fight Card Follow MMAWeekly.com on Facebook, Twitter and Ins read news >>

UFC on FOX 27 Fight Card and Start Times | MMAWeekly.com

  • 16 days ago
  • 6 views

UFC on FOX 27 Date: January 27, 2018 Venue: Spectrum Center Location: Charlotte, North Carolina UFC on FOX 27 News UFC on FOX 27 Videos UFC on FOX 27 Fight Card Follow MMAWeekly.com on Facebook, Twit read news >>

Did Brian Kelleher and Thomas Almeida agree to fight at UFC on FOX 26?

  • 29 days ago
  • 9 views

Brian Kelleher wants to fight a fourth time before the year is over and might’ve found a willing opponent in Thomas Almeida.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Roberts vs. Westcott, Blachowicz vs. Cannonier added to UFC on FOX 26 in Winnipeg

  • 15 days ago
  • 9 views

UFC on FOX 26 additions include a pair of fighters looking to build on recent wins and a replacement opponent making a quick turnaround.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Gilbert Burns challenges, Olivier Aubin-Mercier accepts for UFC on FOX 27 in Charlotte

  • 15 days ago
  • 6 views

Gilbert Burns and Olivier Aubin-Mercier are looking to make life easy for UFC matchmakers.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Abel Trujillo on 'gimme fight' vs. John Makdessi at UFC on FOX 26: 'It's going to be a fatality'

  • 14 days ago
  • 21 views

Abel Trujillo doesn’t think John Makdessi will get past the first round of their lightweight meeting at UFC on FOX 26.Filed under: News, Radio Highlight, UFC, Videos read news >>

Brandon Moreno vs. Ray Borg slated for UFC Fight Night 126 in Austin

  • 12 days ago
  • 6 views

Next year’s UFC Fight Night 126 event in Texas has its first fight, and it’s an intriguing one.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>