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