That's saying something.
He knows it too, White understands the legends that the TD Garden holds, he's a Boston man himself. The Celtics, the Bruins … Boston is a sports town, but White truly believes the UFC crowd will be blown away Saturday night.
"A bold statement saying it here in Boston," White said. "But the 15,500 people that show up here tomorrow night for this fight. This will be the best live sporting event they've ever seen. I guarantee that."
Fans are excited about the event as well. Not only is this the first time UFC has come to Boston, but there are local guys on the fight card as well. Kenny Florian, a Westwood-native, will be competing in a lightweight bout with Gray Maynard on the Main Card. Also hailing from Massachusetts is Joe Lauzon, an East Bridgewater-native who will be taking on Gabe Ruediger in a lightweight bout on the preliminary card.
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