One more sign that this is headed to replacing boxing. They guy that overruled the powers that be at HBO Sports has seen the writing on the wall. Two years ago all u had was UFC on Spike now its everywhere.
The reason MMA has remained illegal in New York State has nothing to do with the "brutality" and everything to do with the boxing lobby not wanting to lose its cake.
At this point, IMO, even a mediocre UFC card would sell out Madison Square Garden.