Earlier today the Boston city council, backed by President Steve Murphy, voted to ban minors from attending MMA events. In order to attend an MMA event if you are 16 years or younger you will have to be accompanied by an adult. While the UFC ran into some problems bringing the octagon to Boston, UFC President Dana White assured fans that they will be back to Boston in the near future. Sources say the resolution won’t effect their plans, but as you can imagine the UFC is upset with the actions taken by Murphy and the city council.
In a statement released to MMAJunkie:
“The UFC organization finds it shocking that Councilor Murphy would present such a misleading document for consideration to the City Council. Councilor Murphy’s resolution demonstrates a complete lack of understanding about what mixed martial arts is, the amazing world class athletes that compete in the sport, and the many benefits it brings to a community.
“There is clearly a reason why MMA is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Consequently, it is unfortunate that Councilor Murphy’s actions caused the Boston city council to be manipulated by a union based in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“We would hope that the City Council, once it learns the truth about MMA and all of the positive aspects of the sport, would consider revoking this non-binding resolution.”
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