VIDEO | New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signs bill legalizing MMA

April 14, 2016 8:36 am by Evan Bell

Earlier today New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill officially legalizing MMA in New York, 19 years after it was banned in The Empire State. The UFC then proceeded to announce its inaugural event in New York at the Madison Square Garden on November 12th.

In the video above you can see New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signing the bill legalizing MMA, with Lorenzo Fertitta, Ronda Rousey, and Chris Weidman watching over his shoulder.


Shouted out after victory to the UFC masses, BJPENN.COM is the home to multiple time champion BJ Penn. After a decade of on-line operation BJPENN.COM has evolved into the most reliable destination for all your fighter interviews, fighter blogs and MMA/UFC news stories.

Advertise with us

For all advertising inquiries click here.

About us

Please contact us for all website inquiries.