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A last-ditch effort to derail a mixed martial arts bill in New York State has raised eyebrows and drawn criticism.
A big UFC match in Newark this weekend is sparking excitement and new questions about New York’s ban on mixed martial arts.
With MMA star Ronda Rousey in Albany earlier Tuesday lobbying for its passage, supporters in the Democrat-controlled Assembly say they believe momentum is building.
The New York Senate is set to vote for the fifth straight year for legalizing professional mixed martial arts and end the state’s position as the last one prohibiting the sport.
The fight to legalize mixed martial arts in New York state — the last state to prohibit cage matches with small gloves — has resumed with a state Senate committee advancing legislation.
Alexis Davis looked more like legislative staff than a Las Vegas-bound professional fighter as she made the rounds Tuesday at the New York Capitol as part of another push to legalize professional mixed martial arts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It’s a shame a small segment of decision-makers and political puppet-masters can’t recognize a gold mine right under their noses.
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.
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.
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
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.