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UFC wants MMA sanctioned in NY

Updated: January 13, 2011, 9:28 PM ET
By Franklin McNeil | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- The rapid growth of mixed martial arts around the United States shows no sign of slowing down. That growth, however, has still not found its way into the State of New York.

Representatives of UFC visited Madison Square Garden on Thursday in their latest attempt to get the sport sanctioned in New York.

UFC president Dana White and Chairman/CEO Lorenzo Fertitta have been to New York the past few years, fighting to get their sport regulated. Each time they have been ...

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