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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

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

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

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

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