NEW YORK (AP) UFC still wants to find a home in New York.

Fighters Dominick Cruz, Renan Barao and Ricardo Lamas were in New York on Wednesday at a restaurant not far from Madison Square Garden to kick off promotion for UFC's Super Bowl weekend show.

But the news conference is as close as the MMA's dominant organization will get to having its fighters inside state borders. New Jersey is still home to the must-watch events in the East while UFC and New York continue to grapple over whether to allow fights in this state.

The UFC's marquee card will be held Feb. 1 at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., just a few miles from MetLife Stadium, where the Super Bowl will be played Feb. 2.