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Bill would create South Dakota AC
Bill would create South Dakota AC
A bill in the South Dakota legislature would revive a state commission to oversee boxing and mixed martial arts in an effort to keep fighters safe in the cage.
01/19/2013
Bill would legalize MMA in Connecticut
Bill would legalize MMA in Connecticut
Looney & Williams were also influenced by the Connecticut AFL-CIO, which opposed the 2012 mixed martial arts bill because of union clashes with the industry in Nevada.
01/17/2013
MI town intends to bar minors from MMA shows
MI town intends to bar minors from MMA shows
"This entire discussion is appalling," said a resident. "You're talking about doing things people get arrested for ... This is not a sport at all, this is unadulterated murder."
01/15/2013
MMA bill introduced in Canadian House of Commons
MMA bill introduced in Canadian House of Commons
Canada’s legal definition of prize fighting hasn’t been rewritten in nearly 80 years. With a big push from the UFC, a change is seemingly imminent.
10/18/2012 calgaryherald.com
MMA receives official government recognition in Russia, under Fedor
MMA receives official government recognition in Russia, under Fedor
In a momentous event for MMA in Russia, the Ministry of Sport recently recognized MMA as an official sport. Fedor Emelianenko has been named to run it.
10/01/2012 championat.com
Sanctioned MMA fights happening in New York
Sanctioned MMA fights happening in New York
Mixed martial arts competitions have been illegal in New York State since the 1990s, but now some martial arts event promoters believe they have found a loophole.
07/29/2012 centralny.ynn.com
Oregon AC director on leave pending investigation
Oregon AC director on leave pending investigation
The Oregon State Police state that Brad D'Arcy, executive director of the Oregon State AC, was placed on paid leave pending an investigation.
06/28/2012 mmajunkie.com
State Rep: North Dakota AC could have saved fighter's life
State Rep: North Dakota AC could have saved fighter's life
Dustin Jenson, 26, died after suffering a seizure following an unregulated fight in Rapid City. North Dakota law calls for an Athletic Commission, but was never implemented.
06/25/2012 argusleader.com
Bradley vs. Pacquiao spurs Federal legislation
Bradley vs. Pacquiao spurs Federal legislation
Reacting to the furor over the Pacquiao vs. Bradley decision, former boxers Sens. McCain and Reid are pushing a measure establishing the U.S. Boxing Commission.
06/19/2012 msn.foxsports.com
Amateur MMA problems in Ontario
Amateur MMA problems in Ontario
If you land a jump kick to the head, you are awarded three points. Jump kick to the body will garner you two points under the unusual amateur MMA rules in Ontario.
06/05/2012 sportsnet.ca
Province-wide regulation comes to BC
Province-wide regulation comes to BC
"With how popular the sport was across the province, the safety of the participants had to be paramount and the rules had to be the same across the board for everyone.”
06/04/2012 vancouver.24hrs.ca
UFC among sports' big spenders with D.C. lobbyists
UFC among sports' big spenders with D.C. lobbyists
"We're the sports organization with the most skin in the game when it comes to pay-per-view and potential damages to our company as a result of online piracy."
05/19/2012 usatoday.com
Oklahoma PPV tax declared unconstitutional
Oklahoma PPV tax declared unconstitutional
After extensive research and legal analysis of the issue, an attorney on behalf of the Oklahoma Athletic Commission concluded that the law could not be successfully defended.
05/17/2012 mmapayout.com
Canadian nationwide MMA law appears assured
Canadian nationwide MMA law appears assured
Section 83 of the Canadian Criminal Code currently permits boxing as long as it is overseen by an AC, but it does not refer to mixed martial arts.
05/09/2012 metronews.ca
In un-American move Speaker Silver shelves New York MMA bill
In un-American move Speaker Silver shelves New York MMA bill
The speaker took another informal vote, with 25 again raising their hands against. The “ayes” seemingly had more than 60, the source said.
05/08/2012 nydailynews.com
British Columbia to establish a provincial Athletic Commission
British Columbia to establish a provincial Athletic Commission
Now local governments can establish local athletic commissions to oversee this, but we have seen they are inconsistent and obviously we are worried about safety.
05/07/2012 vancouversun.com
MMA bill appears dead in Connecticut due to union opposition
MMA bill appears dead in Connecticut due to union opposition
Majority Leader Martin Looney, D-New Haven, did not provide details but acknowledged his concerns about violence, the industry and union opposition.
05/06/2012 nhregister.com
Ronda Rousey criticizes crazy Cali MMA bill
Ronda Rousey criticizes crazy Cali MMA bill
California legislature is considering an MMA bill that will end most of the MMA in The Golden State, but Rowdy Ronda Rousey successfully spoke against it.
04/26/2012 fightlinker.com
NY MMA bill picks up major supporter
NY MMA bill picks up major supporter
UFC officials said Wednesday that they like their chances, largely because the bill is set to pick up senior Assembly member Joe Morelle as its lead sponsor.
04/22/2012 timesunion.com
UFC legal action delay pending Oklahoma law change
UFC legal action delay pending Oklahoma law change
04/06/2012 stateimpact.npr.org
Promoter responds from event that resulted in hospitalized fighter
Promoter responds from event that resulted in hospitalized fighter
04/06/2012 The Underground
UG member relates horrors of unregulated MMA event in Michigan
UG member relates horrors of unregulated MMA event in Michigan
03/31/2012 The Underground
Thailand bans MMA
Thailand bans MMA
03/29/2012 fightersonlymag.com
MMA in Oklahoma to continue
MMA in Oklahoma to continue
03/22/2012 sherdog.com
Bill introduced to legalize MMA in Canada
Bill introduced to legalize MMA in Canada
03/21/2012 vancouversun.com
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