Archive: mma new york

Jan 22, 2015 10:11 am

The New York Politician Responsible For Blocking MMA Was Just Arrested

New York State Assembly speaker, Sheldon Siver, was arrested on federal corruption charges on Thursday and accused of using the power of his office to solicit millions in bribes and kickbacks, according to court documents. (via the New York Times) Siver is best known to MMA Fans as the man responsible for keeping the sports...

Dec 31, 2014 5:01 am

Politician Responsible For NY MMA Ban Under FBI Investigation

Corruption and politics? Say it ain’t so! The sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) is legal and regulated everywhere in North America… Well, except for New York that is. That’s because New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has done his very best to keep MMA from becoming regulated in the state. As a consequence, amateur...

Aug 5, 2013 10:55 am

NY Assembly Minority Leader Calling For Special Vote On MMA

Though the state of New York remains the only state that disallows MMA, it looks as though one Assembly member is pushing for another vote.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Hold on, Dana White (http://www.bjpenn.com/ufc-boss-closes-door-on-mma-in-ny-for-2013/)!  It looks like New York still has a shot at passing legislation to allow MMA events in the state. State...