Marc Ecko, Bobby Razak push for MMA In NY

by anny Acosta | source:

The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s push for regulating mixed martial arts across the world hasn’t gone unnoticed by filmmaker Bobby Razak.

Razak, best known to MMA fans for his TapouT documentary “Underdogs,” is in the final stretch of wrapping up a 90-second commercial and three 10-minute short films exploring regulation in new york and Canada.

Marc Ecko contacted me and wanted to do it. It was kind of Marc Ecko’s idea,” explained Razak. “Marc’s a New Yorker, so he was the guy who was behind it.”

In addition to Ecko (born Marc Milecofsky), Razak’s project features New York-based fighters Phillipe Nover, Lyman Good and MMA Fanhouse’s Ariel Helwani. On the Canadian front, Tristar Gym trainer Firas Zahabi and Quebecois fighters David Loiseau and Patrick Cote spoke on the issues. Ambassadors like Frank Shamrock also contributed. Conflicting schedules kept UFC executives from appearing.

The problems in The Empire State and in The Great White North both keep mixed martial arts from developing; however, the solutions are drastically different.

“The main problem in Canada is this law called section 83. Section 83 is basically an interpretive law that’s 100-years-old and it was geared toward boxing,” said Razak. “So because it was geared toward boxing, its not relevant to MMA. Its not been updated. So it’s very interpretive—some regions hold it, some regions don’t. In terms of New York, its not in the hands of the people.”

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11/27/09 9:54 PM by myrites

ohhh shit bro, the story board artist behind pit fight, you still draw?Bobby Razak


11/27/09 9:36 PM by K-Dub-"T"

Hell To The Yeah bro!  

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11/27/09 6:57 PM by AGJ


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11/27/09 6:46 PM by myrites

k-dub is that who I think it is??Bobby Razak


11/25/09 2:17 PM by K-Dub-"T"

 Go Bobby!!!

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11/25/09 2:09 PM by Tru

 ttt 4 razak

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11/25/09 2:09 PM by Tru

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11/25/09 2:00 PM by NHB USA

 Is the underdogs documentary finished?  I'd like to see a complete documentary about Tapout.  Razak is awesome, I love rights of passage and pit fight!

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11/25/09 1:47 PM by Graffight

 Awesome, and I dig that Ecko shirt that they created specifically for the crusade to bring MMA to the masses.