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Fight goes on over mixed martial arts – Times Union

This morning, the Times-Union’s Jimmy Vielkind reveals a renewed push to lift the ban on mixed martial arts events in New York State. ALBANY — It was blocked from the state budget passed last month, but legislators trying to legalize … Continue reading

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UFC Praises State Senate For Putting MMA Legalization Provision In The Budget

http://www.politicker.com/2012/03/13/ufc-praises-state-senate-for-putting-mma-legalization-provision-in-the-budget/ “We are very appreciative of the leadership shown by Senator Skelos and the members of the Senate, who have twice overwhelmingly approved legislation on a bi-partisan basis to bring the UFC and MMA to New York,” Mr. [Lorenzo] Fertitta … Continue reading

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Let Women Join the Fight! Lift the MMA Ban in NY!

Let women join the fight! – NYPost.com This year marks the 40th anniversary of Title IX, the landmark 1972 federal legislation banning sex discrimination in education, including in athletics. The Legislature could honor this sports milestone for women by finally … Continue reading

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Pro MMA Rally set for Tuesday, March 6

The sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) is growing rapidly in the U.S. Its increasing popularity through promotion companies such as the UFC and Strikeforce has reached fans everywhere. Three states however, including New York, deem professional mixed martial arts … Continue reading

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Now Is The Time To Legalize MMA

This morning, I was on Cage Radio, an internet radio show dedicated to combat sports, discussing the legalization and regulation of professional mixed martial arts (MMA).  In 2009, and in last year’s state budget, with New York facing large fiscal deficits, … Continue reading

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