Steroids in MMA
Which MMA Fighter Will Test Positive For Steroids Next?

Watch the UFC’s Madison Square Garden Press Conference Live at 2 p.m. ET

("Well…I’m not much of a foot guy, but I guess they’re alright, Mrs. Ryan." / Photo via MMAWeekly)

At 2 p.m. ET today, the UFC will hold a press conference at New York’s Madison Square Garden to formally announce their intent to bring MMA to the Big Apple as soon as possible. In attendance will be UFC president Dana White, Zuffa co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta, lightweight champion Frankie Edgar, light-heavyweight contender Rashad Evans, and Madison Square Garden Sports president Scott O’Neill.

A new economic impact study is scheduled to be released in the hopes that New York will join the 44 other U.S. states that currently regulate the sport — even though cash doesn’t seem to be a big motivator among MMA’s stubborn critics.

Despite our long history of promoting the "MMA in NY" Arianny Celeste Playboy leak fiasco. Their loss. When the first media question is from some spaz asking if he can sit in Dana’s lap, they’re gonna wish they had some real freakin’ journalists in the building…

The video player is after the jump.

Cagepotato Comments

Showing 1-25 of comments

Sort by : Show hidden comments
jimbonics- January 13, 2011 at 9:23 pm
200,000,000 fucking jobs they'd create.
cecils_pupils- January 13, 2011 at 12:07 pm
Damn Ben, maybe next time you will think twice about doing something that pisses off baldfather.

Really, is little ad revenue from tons of hits worth it compared to being BANNED?
Videodrome_NOW- January 13, 2011 at 11:37 am
Man, that was a complete waste of fucking time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Be grateful you didn't go to that press conference to hear Franklin O'neil speak in person.
jimbonics- January 13, 2011 at 10:10 am
Get Off Me- January 13, 2011 at 10:09 am
I gotta call the UFC out on this one.

By "leaking photos" of Arianny in Playboy, how exactly does this harm the UFC?

It's sad that CP has more class, by still providing the stream for this presser, than the number 1 mma organization who ironically is looking for acceptance from others.

I know the UFC content pays the bills for CP but it would be nice to have some backlash for this decision that directly effects this site, maybe you could shit on UFC for a little while instead of Strikeforce all the time.
Mike Russell- January 13, 2011 at 9:26 am
Ben had his credential for the presser (which was approved yesterday am by MSG's PR department) yanked yesterday afternoon with the explanation that the UFC has the final say in the matter and that CP is not on the approved media list because we published "a recent leaked magazine cover."
ccman- January 13, 2011 at 9:19 am
And you guys still want to make fun of republicans?

Anyway, just out of curiousity, exactly how many press cpnferences has cagepotato been invited to and how many have you not? I mean i know you had a booth at the expo next to a guy jumping rope and all, but press conference? i do not recall ever seeing a post fight and hearing 'Ben goldstein cage potato, go potato nation, i have a 3 part question for Dana.. part one, if Fedor was Italian would he be called a Fedora? And if so would you wear one to cover your bald head on cold days, and part 3 do you like skittles?"
Waxedpants- January 13, 2011 at 8:56 am
So it's been perfectly acceptable to have douchebags in spider man costumes falling from the rafters and breaking their backs but some of these assholes are still opposed to mma? Fucking new yorkers
Viva Hate- January 13, 2011 at 8:51 am
I alwats knew Edgar was a douche, this photo just proves it.

Also, was CP really banned? Or is this a joke? Was there a letter involved? A denied press credential? Did Dana personally deliver it while fucking Ben worse than he has ever been fucked?
LOKI- January 13, 2011 at 8:18 am
Caption should read; 'When your a Jet your a Jet all the way...'
Fried Taco- January 13, 2011 at 8:10 am
I think they would have no problem getting into MSG if they billed it as UFC: A Musical Dance Extravaganza! Starring Anderson Silva...