VP: All systems a go for Aug. 17

Updated: June 18, 2013, 9:00 PM ET
By Franklin McNeil | ESPN.com

UFC vice president of regulatory affairs Marc Ratner refuted a report on Tuesday that the promotion's Aug. 17 event in Boston is in jeopardy of falling apart if several fighters scheduled to compete fail to secure Social Security numbers.

"The fight is not in jeopardy," Ratner told ESPN.com. "There are a few fighters whom we're working on their visas. Everything is in the process right now. They're all going to apply for Social Security numbers. They have to get visas but also have to apply ...

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