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MMA bill sails through Conn. House
MMA bill sails through Conn. House
HB-5277 passed by a 117-26 vote. It now moves on to the state senate, where if brought for a vote would then put the sport on the cusp of legalization in the state.
05/08/2013
NY bill would mandate MMA fighter health fund
NY bill would mandate MMA fighter health fund
NY state Sen. Brad Hoylman, plans to introduce legislation by the end of the month that would create a mandatory health care fund for fighters.
04/26/2013
Report: NY MMA legalization delayed to extract $$$ from UFC
Report: NY MMA legalization delayed to extract $$$ from UFC
"Everyone knows these guys have a lot of money," an insider reportedly said. "This is about getting more money from UFC before the law is overturned."
04/24/2013
Fertitta: Culinary union using women's groups as pawns
Fertitta: Culinary union using women's groups as pawns
“These women’s organizations and women’s groups stand for great things," said Lorenzo Fertitta. "Yet they are being used as a pawn by the Culinary Union.”
04/24/2013
MI Rep: 'We have a dead body on our hands'
MI Rep: 'We have a dead body on our hands'
"We have a dead body on our hands," said State Rep. Harvey Santana. "There's no rules, no regulations whatsoever in Michigan."
04/14/2013
State Rep: MI amateur MMA 'an absolute disgrace'
State Rep: MI amateur MMA 'an absolute disgrace'
“Someone had to die in the cage before they enact this regulation,” said Joseph Donofrio. "If they’d had a doctor there, the fighter might be alive today.”
04/12/2013
UFC addresses the death of Michigan fighter
UFC addresses the death of Michigan fighter
"We don't know is whether or not there were any pre-existing medical conditions that Pablo was suffering from... in a regulated environment, we would have known."
04/11/2013
MMA bill passes Michigan house, following death in cage
MMA bill passes Michigan house, following death in cage
On Saturday, Felix Elochukwu Nchikwo died following his participation in an unregulated MMA bout in Michigan; the state finally appears to be taking the matter seriously.
04/11/2013
CSAC gets new life under Andy Foster
CSAC gets new life under Andy Foster
Under the direction of new Executive Director Andy Foster, the California State Athletic Commission has support from a key law maker, and new life.
04/11/2013
Fighter dies in Michigan in unregulated bout
Fighter dies in Michigan in unregulated bout
Felix Elochukwu Nchikwo, a 35-year-old Nigerian living in Canada has died after competing in an unregulated amateur MMA event in Port Huron, Michigan on Saturday.
04/08/2013
PA proposes rule change to allow ammy GnP
PA proposes rule change to allow ammy GnP
Amateur fighters in Pennsylvania would be able to strike the head of a grounded opponent under a regulation making its way through the state approval process.
04/06/2013
Arizona bill to tighten MMA regulation
Arizona bill to tighten MMA regulation
A bill is making its way through the Arizona Legislature that puts more regulations on mixed martial arts fighting and so-called tough guy competitions in the state.
04/02/2013
Michigan house to vote on amateur MMA regulation
Michigan house to vote on amateur MMA regulation
The Michigan House is gearing up to vote on legislation that would impose regulations on amateur mixed martial arts events in the state.
03/21/2013
MMA bill in Conn. makes it out of committee
MMA bill in Conn. makes it out of committee
Connecticut moved closer to allowing professional MMA when a bill to allow state-regulated contests was voted out of the Public Safety and Security Committee.
03/19/2013
WSoF joins fight for MMA in NY
WSoF joins fight for MMA in NY
If New York legalizes the sport it banned in 1997, Ray Sefo envisions at least two shows a year in the state, with one being at Madison Square Garden.
03/18/2013
Fertitta: UFC would add $50,000,000/yr to NY
Fertitta: UFC would add $50,000,000/yr to NY
"Now's the time to bring MMA and UFC to New York," said ZUFFA CEO Lorenzo Fertitta. "For the jobs, the economic benefits and for the fans."
03/16/2013
SD Gov. reverses, will sign MMA bill, grudgingly
SD Gov. reverses, will sign MMA bill, grudgingly
“I know some of the proponents of this bill made the argument that regulating it would create more safety than exists today, and I have to agree that’s true.”
03/15/2013
NY Gov. Cuomo warming to MMA, but AG backslides
NY Gov. Cuomo warming to MMA, but AG backslides
"I think it's making progress and it's something we're looking at as a possible source of revenue," said NY Gov. Cuomo. "We're reviewing the current proposals."
03/08/2013
NY Speaker: MMA in NY not if but when, probably
NY Speaker: MMA in NY not if but when, probably
“I think at some point there will probably be an approval in this state,” New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver said. “I can’t tell you when.”
03/07/2013
SD Senator envisions biggest UFC ever, at Sturgis
SD Senator envisions biggest UFC ever, at Sturgis
"Picture the possibility of holding the largest attended MMA event in the history of the sport in conjuncture with the Sturgis motorcycle rally."
03/01/2013
South Dakota MMA regulation seems certain, ban defeated
South Dakota MMA regulation seems certain, ban defeated
South Dakota is on the verge of regulating mixed martial arts despite opposition from the unfortunate Rep. Steve Hickey, who called it "the child porn of sports."
02/27/2013
SD rep calls MMA child porn of sports, plans ban, hearing Monday
SD rep calls MMA child porn of sports, plans ban, hearing Monday
At a hearing at 10 a.m. Monday in South Dakota, Rep. Steve Hickey, R-Sioux Falls plans to offer an amendment banning mixed martial arts.
02/24/2013
Judge determines pro MMA legal in New York State, if sanctioned
Judge determines pro MMA legal in New York State, if sanctioned
"BREAKING: In 2 weeks the UFC will likely be able to hold events in NY," tweeted Jim Genia. "Judge in Zuffa vs. NYS case pushing parties to settle."
02/13/2013
Bill to regulate ammy MMA in MI house has hearing today
Bill to regulate ammy MMA in MI house has hearing today
State Rep. Harvey Santana says amateur MMA events being staged in Michigan every weekend, and the way many bouts are staged puts fighters at serious risk.
02/12/2013
SD Governor opposes MMA bill
SD Governor opposes MMA bill
South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he opposes a bill that would create a state athletic commission because it would legitimize mixed martial arts fights.
01/25/2013
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