Monday, December 31, 2012

NY MMA Already in the News for 2013

MIXED MARTIAL ARTS IN NY FINALLY HAS A FIGHTING CHANCE 
By Kenneth Lovett, NY Daily News

ALBANY — It once looked down for the count, but the push to legalize mixed martial arts in New York now seems like it could be a winner in the coming year. Several lawmakers say support is growing in the Assembly, where the effort has been blocked for years — and where the most outspoken legislative critic of the sport is set to retire.

“It’s getting harder for (Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver) to keep blocking this,” said one Assembly insider.

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UFC TARGETS NEW YORK'S MADISON SQUARE GARDEN FOR 20TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT
By John Morgan, MMA Junkie

LAS VEGAS – If UFC President Dana White's latest prediction if correct, the UFC's 20th anniversary show will take place at New York's famed Madison Square Garden.

Following Saturday night's UFC 155 post-event press conference, White revealed the company has gone so far as to reserve a November 2013 date at the Garden in hopes that MMA will finally be legalized in New York in time for the event.

"I plan on being in New York in 2013 for the UFC's 20th anniversary," White said. "That's my goal, so we'll see."


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THE LAST HOLDOUT
By Mark Jacobs, Black Belt Magazine (Winter, 2013 Issue)



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