As a follow-up to the earlier article about Antonio Margarito's New York licensing status for his December 3 rematch with Miguel Cotto, the state just handed down the determination that Margarito has been granted his license. The fight will go on as scheduled at Madison Square Garden.
According to this translation of a passage from Takanori Gomi's blog, the Japanese lightweight free agent has been in talks with Zuffa while in Las Vegas for the Pacquiao-Cotto fight, aided by his friend Tito Ortiz. Gomi says that if talks with Zuffa fall through, Strikeforce is another option, and that he wants to have a deal in place to start the new year. Photo by Dan Herbertson for Sherdog. [UPDATE] It looks like the post has gone missing from Gomi's blog (that, or the quote was fabricated), so take this with a grain of salt for now. However, Gomi was most definitely in Las Vegas this past weekend for the big fight.