The UFC on Fox Sports 1: Shogun vs. Sonnen fight card is set for August 17th in Boston, MA., and it WILL HAPPEN! The Boston Hearald reported earlier today that the main fight was in jeopardy because of a State Law that would impact foreign-born fighters, such as Mauricio “Shogun” Rua because the law states you have to have a Social Securtiy number to fight and he does not.
A UFC Representative had this to say to the Herald…
“It’s been brought to the attention of the UFC more than a few times since we legalized the fighting here, but they’ve chosen basically to ignore the law and hope that they could skirt it somehow.”Terrell Harris
They are able to issue MMA licenses to foreign fighters without a social security number. After-all, this is not the first time the UFC has operated in Boston’s TD Gardens, as UFC 116 was held in Boston back in 2010.
As reported by:Yahoo Sports