UFC Coming to New York?

The Times Record in upstate New York is reporting that the UFC “began its effort to have mixed martial arts legalized in New York by announcing yesterday that it’s committed to holding a fight upstate this year.” According to the story, which quotes UFC officials including its president, Dana White, a bill is currently on the agenda of the New York State Assembly’s Tourism, Arts and Sports Education Development Committee, and if it makes it through the legislature and is signed by Governor David Paterson, MMA would be regulated by the state Athletic Commission. MMA — both professional and amateur — is illegal in New York.


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