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Dana White Says UFC Will Return To Philly

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By: Brian Haddad

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – In Philadelphia, most fans bleed “four for four.” Eagles, Phillies, Flyers, and Sixers.  For many of us though, there’s a fifth, and I’m not talking about dodgeball.

Fighting.

It’s as traditional a sport as there is.

I had the awesome opportunity to talk to the President of the UFC, Dana White, on the eve of their pay-per-view event, UFC 161.

As it turns out, White is a fan of Philadelphia. “We’ve been to Philly a few times, and Philly’s an awesome market for us,” White said.  “Not to mention the fact that Philly is a huge fight town.  Roots all the way back to boxing.  We’ve had great results there.”

He also leaked when they will return with a fight event to the city. “Probably next year.  I love Philly man.  I love doin’ the fights there.  I love it as a city.  I love the Philly cheesesteak egg rolls that they make at the Four Seasons hotel.  I love everything about Philly,” he said.

Hear the whole Brian Haddad interview with Dana White here:

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