Archive: mma in new york

May 27, 2014 5:17 am

Dana White Has No Hope For MMA in NY, But Will Still Fight

“I have no hopes, no aspirations – nothing as far as New York goes. We’ll keep fighting. We’ll keep going in and doing our thing, and one of these days that place will straighten up, and we’ll get it.” “It’s tough to argue what the most disgusting part of New York is, but I’d say...

May 21, 2014 12:34 pm

FACT – Fighter’s with HIV, Hep C & More Are Competing In New York

In some disturbing news, New Jersey commissioner Nick Lembo is discussing one of the scary sideffects of the ban on MMA in New York. Without a commission, there is no sanctioning, no licensing, no way of keeping guys safe. It’s a scary reality athletes looking to come up shouldn’t have to worry about. Check it:...

May 13, 2014 8:11 pm

Report: New York State Senate Passes MMA Bill

The New York State Senate held firm to their guns today and passed a bill to legalize Mixed Martial Arts in the State of New York. Today’s vote, at 44-16 in favor, wasn’t even close and marks the fifth-year straight the bill has gone through the state’s Senate. The bill must now pass in the...

Feb 26, 2014 7:00 pm

Is White’s Mouth Part of the Problem With MMA legalization in NY?

Love him or hate him, Dana White often speaks his mind in a bold and brash manner. The legalization of MMA in the state of New York seems to be at a standstill and it could partly be due to the UFC president’s choice of words in the press. According to lohud.com, several prominent female...

Nov 23, 2013 12:25 pm

Lorenzo Fertitta: Major Cities Around the World ‘Beg Us’ to do Events

In an ongoing battle to legalize mixed martial arts in the state of New York, the UFC has been present in the state this past week.  At a press-conference, Zuffa CEO and UFC Chairman Lorenzo Fertitta (above) discussed the economic benefit of allowing MMA and UFC events in New York.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA...

Feb 14, 2013 11:19 am

Fighting Out of the Blue Corner: Nassau County | MMA NEW

It was February 12, 2011; the IZOD center in New Jersey erupted when Gian Villante took his long stroll to the cage.  It was almost impossible to ignore how many “out-of-towners” were there in support of their local hero.  Gian Villante graduated Levittown High School in 2004 with an impressive wrestling pedigree and went on...