Monday, February 4, 2013

Assemblyman Ceretto Introduces 2013 MMA Legislation

Mixed Martial Arts In New York State Should Be Legalized: Assemblyman John Ceretto
Niagara Gazette, Niagara Falls, N.Y.

A local push is on to legalize mixed martial arts in New York state.

New York state Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-Lewiston, on Thursday introduced legislation to make the professional fighting sport legal and regulated in the Empire State.

In a release from his office, Ceretto said the sport is expected to generate more than $5.2 million in economic activity a year in Western New York, plus additional revenue for the rest of the state. Currently, Mixed Martial Arts is regulated and recognized by 36 out of 44 states that have athletic commissions including California, New Jersey, Ohio and Pennsylvania...


1 comment:

  1. The figure quoted in this article regarding state commissions is incorrect. There are 48 states that have athletic commissions. Of those, 46 regulate MMA. The 2 that do not are New York and Connecticut.

    As an aside, Assemblyman Clifford Crouch has also introduced competing legislation addressing the regulation of MMA in NY.