To put it kindly, the UFC® and the state of New York have not always kept the best relationship. In fact, New York was the 50th and final state to legalize mixed martial arts.
But that relationship has taken a 180, and now New York has become the home to some of the most successful mixed martial arts events in the history of the sport in just a few years.
With UFC 230 next on the slate, the promotion is making the legendary Madison Square Garden its home for the third time in as many years. UFC 205 and UFC 217 were two of the biggest events that the promotion has ever had, so all eyes are on UFC 230 to keep the streak going.
But what exactly is the UFC's crazy story like with New York and Madison Square Garden? Let's take a look:
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