Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  By By Kenny Florian  |  Last updated 8/13/13
Boston is a fighting town. Going back to the 1880s, Boston's own John L. Sullivan was ruling the world as the heavyweight champion of bare-knuckle boxing. On Saturday, this rich tradition of fighting continues as the UFC hits Boston with UFC Fight Night on FOX Sports 1. The UFC itself has roots in Boston. More than a few fighters--past and present--hail from the area (myself included). You can even argue that if there was no Boston, the UFC as we know it never would've existed. President Dana White spent much of his early life in the city of Boston and still has strong ties to the city. It was in Boston where Dana White's passion for the fight game was cultivated. Dana spent many years boxing, coaching and being around the boxing gyms. Along with the Fertitta family, Dana White has made the UFC the fastest growing sport in the world. Not a lot of people believed that the UFC would ever take off. You could call the UFC the underdog of the sports world. Boston loves fights, sports a...
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