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Chris Weidman with Boomer & Carton on July 10, 2013 (credit: Al Dukes/WFAN)

Civic Leaders On LI Call UFC Fighter Chris Weidman A ‘True Hometown Hero’

Civic leaders on Long Island say Chris Weidman is a “true hometown hero.” A “Chris Weidman Day” celebration is being held Wednesday afternoon in Baldwin.

07/17/2013

Chris Weidman with Boomer & Carton on July 10, 2013 (credit: Al Dukes/WFAN)

Chris Weidman Says Rematch With Anderson Silva A ‘Done Deal’

He’s battled back from multiple surgeries. His home was gutted by Superstorm Sandy. So it was really no surprise that Chris Weidman was able to stand his ground against mixed martial arts great Anderson Silva at UFC 162 on Saturday.

07/10/2013

Lyoto Machida kicks Dan Henderson in their light heavyweight bout during UFC 157 at Honda Center on Feb. 23, 2013 in Anaheim, California, an example of mixed martial arts. (credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Connecticut Legislature Lifts Ban On Mixed Martial Arts

Though some matches are currently permitted at Connecticut’s Indian-run casinos, national promoters and venues in Hartford and Bridgeport have campaigned for years to host the fights.

06/06/2013

Jon Jones  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images), Chael Sonnen  (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

UFC 159 Preview: Jon ‘Bones’ Jones Vs. Chael Sonnen

Because Sonnen is a gamer, this won’t be a rout, but Jones will solve his latest puzzle and takes his game to new heights.

04/26/2013

Caros Fodor (L) lands a left hand to the head of Sam Stout of Canada at Honda Center on February 23, 2013 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Lane: MMA In New York — So Close It Hurts

It’s a shame a small segment of decision-makers and political puppet-masters can’t recognize a gold mine right under their noses.

04/24/2013

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Cuomo Urges Promoters To Make Case For Legalizing Mixed Martial Arts

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday that he is not opposed to mixed martial arts, and publicly invited promoters of the combat sport to make the case for legalizing it.

03/12/2013

President of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Dana White (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

UFC President Dana White: A Female Division Is ‘Absolutely Going To Happen’

White has long resisted the idea of forming a women’s division, but much of his change in thinking is due to the success of Ronda Rousey, the most dominant female fighter in mixed martial arts.

10/25/2012

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MMA Drops Another Round In NY; No Vote Expected

New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says he doesn’t expect a floor vote in the waning weeks of this year’s legislative session on legalizing mixed martial arts

05/08/2012

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5 Best MMA and Martial Arts Studios In New York

While supporters of mixed martial arts continue to wrangle with legal channels to get New York State to overturn its current ban on the professional sport, those who are interested in MMA and traditional martial arts may find programs throughout the city to learn and train safely. As attitudes about MMA — particularly its merits as fitness and self-defense training — change, more programs will no doubt become available to New Yorkers. Few could compete with these, the best of the best, right in New York.

04/21/2012

MMA World Expo Logo (credit: Paul Paone/MMA World Expo)

3rd Annual MMA World Expo Coming To Javits Center This Weekend

Exhibitions of mixed martial arts products, professional MMA fighters, autograph sessions, live tournaments, training sessions, business seminars and special events will be held on December 17 and 18 in the North Pavilion.

12/16/2011

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MSG Crowds Doubtful To See MMA; Bill Headed For KO In NY Assembly

A bill to legalize mixed martial arts in New York is in trouble again with the state Assembly wrapping up its session with no plans to approve it.

WFAN–06/24/2011

UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Lyoto Machida battles with UFC Light Heavyweight challenger Mauricio Rua. (Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)

N.Y. Fans Rally At Radio City To Legalize Mixed Martial Arts

Senate Republicans in Albany are also hoping to bring mixed martial arts (MMA) to the state for what they believe could be millions of dollars in annual tax revenue.

03/16/2011

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MMA World Expo Returns To Javits Center

This Friday and Saturday, the 2nd annual MMA World Expo returns to the Jacob Javits Convention Center (Hall 1C).

11/09/2010