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UFC president Dana White, Lorenzo Fertitta and lightweight champ Frankie Edgar are holding a press conference about bringing the UFC to New York. Watch it LIVE at 2 pm ET/11 am PT on Facebook on AT&T U-verse's UFC tab - http://uverse.us/UFCTab, then show your support by signing the petition at http://www.mmafacts.com/petition.[UPDATES] via @Mike_Fagan_13 and @UFC:
- MSG (Madison Square Garden) prez Scott O'Neil calls Dana & Lorenzo good guys, spectacular businessmen, went to UFC 111 for his bday last yearHT: UFC.com
- Lorenzo talks about the economic impact of UFC in NY - we could bring $23m a year to the state - http://www.mmafacts.com/econstudy
- Dana: Regulation and proper medical attention make MMA a very safe sport
- Frankie Edgar: I'm super excited. I can't wait to fight here. It's been a lifelong dream to fight in Madison Square Garden.
- Reporter asks about the poll from last year indicating 68% of people were against MMA.
- White: The poll depends on where you hold it, who was asked. The 18-34 year old demographic wants it.
- Assemblyman: I won't speak for the governor, but he seems open to MMA in NY.
- White: This is New York City. This is Madison Square Garden. We want to be here.
- MMA fans can expect NYC to host at least two events – including one at Madison Square Garden – within the first year of legal promotion in the state.