Tuesday, November 1, 2011

All has not been quiet...a NY MMA fall review

As summer has rolled into winter and we approach a new 2012 legislative session in Albany, it is time to start gearing up for another round for the fight for live MMA in New York State. In 2011 we gained a lot of ground and showed NY just how rediculous the ban on live MMA is.

While the topic may not seem to be as hot as it was earlier this year, have no doubt that wheels are turning behind the scenes here in New York. Some very exciting projects are in the works. Keep your eye on the presses folks.

But in the meantime, get up to speed with some of the press and news from the past several months:

Coming November 6th - The acclaimed documentary "Fightville" will screen at the DOC NYC Film Festival and will be followed by a panel discussion on New York's live MMA ban. This is a MUST SEE! Fightville has won numerous awards and will help keep the discussion alive about MMA here in NY!

November 1st - New York MMA fighter Wally MacDonald is interviewed regarding the NY live MMA ban and how it has affected his career.

November 1st - US Combat Sports explores the poorly constructed Siena Poll that "demonstrates" New Yorkers' "opposition" to legal MMA.

October 29th - Full Contact Fighter covers the Cullinary Union's effort to have FOX drop the UFC from its line-up.

October 21st - The acclaimed documentary "New York Mixed Martial Arts" (co-produced by our coalition) premiered as the first iPPV/on-demand film on Go Fight Live.

October 19th - Filmmaker and playright David Mamet authors an op-ed for the NY Post, noting that the ban on live MMA in New York is a violation of the Constitution's 1st Ammendment (freedom of expression).

October 12th - USA Today covers the Cullinary Union's expansion of its anti-UFC campaign.

October 11th - SB Nation discusses the Cullinary Union relationship with the UFC, the FTC investigation of Zuffa, LLC, and their impact on NY MMA.

October 2nd - Las Vegas Review Journal explores the UFC/Cuillinary Union hype.

October 1st - Another pooly constructed Siena Poll massages the truth about New Yorkers' "opposition" to mixed martial arts.

September 12th - Kalheem Poole Tejada (director the the NY MMA documentary) and Matthew Kaplowitz (the Fight Nerd) sit in with Mauro Renallo on the MMA Show to discuss MMA in NY and their latest film project.

September 6th - The Darce Side Radio hosts veteran NY MMA reporter, Peter Lampasona, to discuss his first MMA bout and the state of MMA in New York.

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