New York assembly passes bill legalizing MMA

March 22, 2016 4:30 pm by Evan Bell
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News broke early Tuesday afternoon that a New York State Assembly passed a bill that would see MMA legalized in New York. The vote count was 113-25 according to MMAFighting.

The bill now moves to the desk of Governor Andrew Cuomo, who will reportedly sign the bill without issues.

UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta spoke on the bill saying:

“This has been a long time coming and on behalf of our New York UFC athletes and fans, I want to offer heartfelt thanks to Speaker Heastie, Majority Leader Morelle and all the Members of the Assembly – Democrats and Republicans – who voted for this bill,”

Once Cuomo signs the bill, it is expected that the UFC will host its debut event at the famed Madison Square Garden!

Stay tuned for details as they become available!


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