Monday, January 10, 2011

UFC and MSG Rejoin Biggest Push Yet for MMA in New York. By Peter Lampasona of US Combat Sports

"Continuing its spearhead roll in the expansion of mixed martial arts, world's largest MMA promotion The Ultimate Fighting Championship will be making its first official announcement of intent to host a show in Madison Square Garden this Thursday [January 13, 2011]. According to a story broken earlier today by MMA Fighting correspondent Mike Chiapetta, the UFC press conference in MSG on Thursday, which will have UFC president Dana White, Zuffa co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta, UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar, and former light-heavyweight champion Rashad Evans present, is to announce the organization will hold a Pay Per View in Manhattan during 2011...

"The effort to see America's youngest and fastest growing combat sport is growing from all sides at the start of the 2011 year. At the local side of the political effort, The Coalition to Legalize MMA in New York released this week an online advertisement for the February 8th rally to support MMA in front of city hall. Zuffa is yet to comment on if it will be supporting the rally..."

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