Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Harlem’s Lyman Good Headlines Bellator's Welterweight Tournament and Talks NY MMA

SB Nation NY
By Jon Lane
September 18, 2012

From the article Bellator 74: Harlem's Lyman Good Headlines Welterweight Tournament Quarterfinals:
Next to the fire that burns inside him to avenge his loss to Askren and become a two-time champion, Good is passionate about keeping the propaganda machine going in an effort to finally get MMA sanctioned in New York State.

When not competing, Good is a Sensei for Tiger Schulmann in Manhattan. A growing coalition of New York metro area MMA fighters including Chris Weidman, Frankie Edgar and Endicott, N.Y., native Jon Jones have worked tirelessly to get it through the politicians' heads in Albany the true value of booking shows in the Big Apple. The dream of competing at iconic venues Yankee Stadium and Madison Square Garden makes too much sense. The determination of Good and the coalition is resolute.
"It's cool in the sense that it's not sanctioned yet and we have all these fighters trying to rally," Good said. "It's kind of like a movement, almost, but it's kind of cool in a way. It just has to happen already. Plain and simple."

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1 comment:

  1. NY Post follow up on Lyman Good's win!

    "Good night: Harlem native beats Wallhead at Bellator 74"