Bellator President Scott Coker speaking to the New York Post:
Madison Square Garden is like the crown jewel of sports, of course we’re going to be in that mix. MMA has a great safety record. I was always confused as to why it was illegal in New York in the first place.
I have to say, if Bellator books the first professional MMA event in New York it will be a disappointment.
After the first event it doesn’t really matter (in fact the more MMA promotions who go there the better), but it would be fantastic if the first big event in New York is a UFC super card in Madison Square Garden.