Coalition Members/Supporters

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Michael Benjamin
Brooklyn, NY
Former NY State Assemblyman
Read Mr. Benjamin's letter of support here
Listen to Mr. Benjamin on Cage Radio here

Fred Ettish
Kansas City, Missouri
MMA founding father and UFC Veteran
Read Mr. Ettish's letter of support here

Evgeny Kogan
Director of Operations, M1-Global
Read Mr. Kogan's letter of support here

Tara LaRosa
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Bodog Fight and DaMMAge Fight League Champion
See Ms. LaRosa speak at our rally here

Guy Mezger
Dallas, Texas
MMA, Pancrase, and UFC Champion
Read Mr. Mezger's letter of support here

Dean Murray
Former NY State Assemblyman
Long Island, NY
Listen to Assemblyman Murray speak at our Coalition round table meeting here
Listen to Dean Murray on "Right Hook Radio" here

Alistair Overeem
K1, Dream, and Strikeforce Heavyweight champion.
See Mr. Overeem at our February 8th rally here
See Mr. Overeem's coverage of our fight for legal MMA in his on-line documentary here

Joel Rivera
NYC Councilman
Bronx, New York
Read about Councilman Rivera's support of the Coalition here

Frank Shamrock
San Jose, California
UFC, Pancrase, Strikeforce, and WEC Champion
See Mr. Shamrock speak at our rally here



Julian Earle

Matthew Hu
MMA Meet up group

Dr. Pietro Baio
Performance Edge Chiropractic
7112 Ave U
Brooklyn, NY 11234


Kahleem Poole (resides in New Jersey)
MMA documentarian, film maker

Eddie Goldman (Coalition co-founder)
Journalist, No Holds Bared

Joe Hernandez
Student at New York Law School
Student at Renzo Gracie Academy in NYC.

Danielle Hobeika
Wrestler, Grappler, Amateur MMA fighter

Justin Klein
Member of the NY Bar Sports Law Committee
Writer for MMA Payout.
Owner of

Chris Reitz
Grappler, Amateur MMA Fighter

Jorge Rivera
Master Sergeant, USMC

Paula Romero
MMA insider

Arthur Vinnitsky
Radio Host, Director of MMA/CSands Management


Ray Mercado
Father, Husband, MMA fan. BRING MMA TO NEW YORK
Follow Ray on Twitter @Ray_Mercado


Liz Cappuccio
Business Owner, Wolf's Blood Fight Gear

Jim Genia
Author, Raw Combat: The Underground World of Mixed Martial Arts

Kru Jilani Gonzalez
Kru Allisha Gonzalez
New York Striking Crew Martial Arts & Self Defense
Queens, NYC

Matt Happaney
Business Owner
Eastern Process Service

Steven Katz
MMA gym owner and amateur MMA promoter
Evolution MMA

Stephen Koepfer (Coalition founder)
Gym owner, New York Combat Sambo

Anastasios Mylonas
Pankration Kerberos

Michael Steczkowski
Host, Darce Side Radio


Kristen Brown
President & CEO
Live to Fight

Patrick Douglass

Kevin "The Garv" Garvey
Ring announcer, blogger

Lito Gil
Moderates the Tap,Nap, Snap - MMA Recap fan group

Mike Hauben
Manager, Fight Summit

Matthew Kaplowitz
Journalist, The Fight Nerd

Peter Lampasona
Journalist, The Fight Nerd

Frank Lombardo, CPT, CKPT
Wrestling coach at UFC Gym Long Island and St. Anthony's High School. 
Owner Maximum Potential, LLC

Charlie Liu
Journalist. co-owner of website
*thanks for promoting us on your homepage!

Corey Sands
President of CSands Management

Rick Wenner


Steve Kardian
Gym owner, media consultant

Dave "Mac" MacLean
President: Mac's NY MMA 
Partner and Matchmaker: Fortune Fight League



Frank Hunter
Trains at NY Martial Arts Gym in New Windsor/Wappinger Falls


Tom Pinkerton


Curt Boshnack 
Company owner, Flat Line Fighting

Chris Herzog 
Coach/Gym Manager, 10th Planet Rochester

Josh Pawlyk
Company owner, Flat Line Fighting

Mong Phu
Owner/Head Coach, Fusion MMA


Danielle Becker
Rotterdam, NY


Thomas O'Brien
Ronin Martial Arts Club


John P. Boyles
Team Bombsquad Rep
Director of Operations, Fortune Fight League


Ted Czech (York, PA)
MMA Writer/Broadcaster  

Aaron Richman (resides in Worcester, Mass)
MMA Fight Council

Paul Keyser
Toms River, NJ

Bruce Kivo (resides in Connecticut)
Journalist, MMA Confidential

Neal Fletcher
Website owner, Bullshido
*thanks for posting our banner on your homepage!

Steven Jefferies (resides in Texas)
Law student, blogger

Dan Yun (reides in Pennsylvania)