Thrilled members from the MMA community react to New York’s MMA legalization

Frank Fertitta, Dana White, Lorenzo Fertitta

Tuesday was a historic day for sports.

New York was the last state in the U.S. to have MMA outlawed, and the process to have that changed started on Tuesday when a bill to change the laws and regulate MMA in New York passed with a 113-25 vote. The bill now awaits the governer’s signature to be passed into law.

Check out the reactions from some of those in the MMA community that were particularly excited about the news.


@ufc: LOOK AT WHAT WE DID!! #MMA4NY


β€Ž@danawhite: 😀


β€Ž@FrankieEdgar: Wow long time coming! Better late than never! #Repost @ufc with repostapp.


@ChrisWeidmanUFC: I’ve waited a long time for today and couldn’t be more excited to have MMA legal in my hometown of New York!!


@LukeRockhold: Glad to see NY on the menu now. Unfortunate about the timing.


@LukeRockhold: Better for Chris I don’t beat him down in his home state.


β€Ž@MightyMouseUFC: great MMA news thank you New York! 👏🏾 @ufc


β€Ž@CMPunk: Back to @TheGarden then!


@Anthony_Rumble: Mma is legit now!


@SugaRashadEvans: Great #REsult #mma4ny #ufc


@ScottCoker: Thank you New York! Huge day for the sport we love so much. #BellatorNation #MMA4NY


@BlessedMMA: I wanna fight in Madison square garden!


@mattmitrione: What a day! Time for @BellatorMMA and @SpikeSports to come to NY! LET’S GO TO N.Y.!!!!!!! great day for our sport! @Giants @NFL


@ShaneVictorino: Congrats @UFC!!! More importantly the sport of #MMAAwesome to see @lorenzofertitta @danawhite @ikeepstein


@CubSwanson: MMA is finally Legalized in the state of New York 😁🙌🏽


@lorenzofertitta: Thank You NY State Legislature! We are one step closer to making MMA a reality in New York! #MMA4NY


@FollowTheMenace: Thank You NY State Legislature! We are one step closer to making MMA a reality in New York! #MMA4NY @lorenzofertitta @ufc #NY