Over the past few years, the UFC has continued to put on events in new places. They have held shows in a variety of countries, and 2009 is not expected to be any different. Dana White confirmed that they will be going to an additional location in Europe.
“We’re definitely going to Germany,” said White. “That’s for sure.”
Another country they planned on heading to in 2009 was the Philippines. White said that those plans are temporarily on hold. The UFC is still working through getting all the necessary clearances in the country.
Along with international growth, the UFC has plans to go to some new cities in the United States – notably some northeast towns.
“New York and Boston in 2009,” White said.
Before a show can take place in New York, MMA needs to be legalized in the state. Thus far, the UFC has not been successful in getting the sport cleared. White is confident that they’ll get past any hurdles.
“We’re going to get New York done.”