Bellator MMA targeting New York event soon

No doubt the UFC was instrumental in helping bring MMA to New York, even though they kind of hindered it in a way too at times with their battle with the culinary union. But the UFC isn’t the only mixed martial arts promotion that will get to reap the benefits of the new legislature. This opens … Read more

Shaquille O’Neal calls for New York Assembly to pass Mixed Martial Arts Bill

The push to legalize the sport of Mixed Martial Arts in New York got some BIG help today — exactly 7-feet-1-inch and 325 pounds worth of help from NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal. Shaq is a longtime practitioner of martial arts and a big fan of MMA

New York Assemblyman Bob Reilly explains why he wants to outlaw MMA *VIDEO*

If you’re an MMA fan, this video interview with New York Assemblyman Bob Reilly might just cause you to rip your hair out. This lily-livered politician, if it were up to him, would probably have Andy Griffith and Father Knows Best reruns as the only programs allowed on American television.

MMA critic says sport is bad for Wisconsin

There are still people out there who have a skewed view of what mixed martial arts is all about. Read how one critic of the new Wisconsin legislation to legalize MMA describes the sport: Think for a moment about the sublime grace and dignity of baseball. Or the discipline and controlled force of football. Then … Read more

Dana White, “The UFC will be in Madison Square Garden this year”

In a recent radio interview on ESPN 1100, UFC President, Dana White, when asked how much longer would it take for the UFC to come to New York replied, “…this year, we will be at the Madison Square Garden this year.” Despite it still being illegal to hold a professional mixed martial arts event in … Read more

Ten-Thousand Fighter March

by: Jack Bratcher

On the eve of Bruce Lee’s birthday, the Committee to Legalize Mixed Martial Arts in New York State (CLMMANYS) will be holding a March in Albany, New York on Wednesday, November 26 calling for the legalization of Mixed Martial Arts.

Lou Neglia, former Martial Arts World Champion, film star, and owner of the Ring of Combat MMA promotion is bringing 10,000 kids involved with martial arts to march on New York’s capital on Wednesday.

Why are “karate kids” coming to the march? It seems Governor David Patterson, due to a 14 billion dollar deficit, has made a budget cut proposal that apparently is going to shut down a number of youth programs in the state.

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Don’t expect the UFC in Hawaii anytime soon

by:  Jack Bratcher

At a time when MMA is legal in almost every state in the Union and the sport’s largest proponent, the UFC is poised to take over the world, one place the UFC will not be holding an event anytime in the foreseeable future is Hawaii.

Although UFC President Dana White and two of his champions, B.J. Penn and Georges St. Pierre are in Hawaii today holding a press conference to promote their title fight at UFC 94 and even though MMA is wildly popular on the islands, White has stated that it is too expensive to hold an event there.

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DANA’S “BIG ANNOUNCEMENT” & NEW YORK’S MMA LEGALIZATION PUT ON HOLD

by: Jack Bratcher Everyone was anxiously awaiting was has now become known as “the big announcement.” Disappointment has often been the case when major announcements are promised but hopefully this time it will be different. There’s been somewhat conflicing reports coming out today about what actually happened in New York as the legalization of MMA … Read more

DANA’S BIG ANNOUNCEMENT RUMORED TO INVOLVE MADISON SQUARE GARDEN UFC EVENT

According to mixedmartialarts.com: “From a very reliable source, rumor has it that a group of investors led by Dana White have agreed in principle to purchase the UFC from Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta for an undisclosed amount. Included in this investment group is WWE’s Vince McMahon who will now own a minority stake in the … Read more