During yesterday’s Metro PCS online chat UFC president Dana White confirmed that the promotion plans on returning to Boston in coming year. The UFC has not been to Massachusetts since UFC 118, where Frankie Edgar retained the UFC Lightweight Chamionship against the man he wrested the belt from, B.J. Penn. White assured fans by saying, “We’re definitely coming back to Boston. I’ve actually been working on that lately.”
Ireland is targeted for a UFC event the following year, 2014. “The Emerald Island” last played host to the promotion in 2009 for UFC 93, where Dan Henderson took a split decision victory over Rich Franklin. However, Zuffa has been promising a return to the country for a few years now, but nothing has come of it thus far. Considering how committed the promotion now is to global expansion, a return to Ireland would make perfect sense.