Archive: sheldon silver

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...

Jun 9, 2014 11:23 am

Sexual Harassment Case Stopping MMA in NY?

MMA has been fighting to get a foot hold in New York for some time now. It now appears that New York politician Sheldon Silver has been holding out on allowing a bill that would legalize MMA in New York to move ahead to a vote. first made the connection between Silver’s shady dealing...