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Cage ban in Australia forces UFC out of some states
Cage ban in Australia forces UFC out of some states
"The UFC are free to hold events in Western Australia as long as they (use a ring not a cage)" said Western Australia's Sports Minister Terry Waldron.
12/04/2013
The fight for mixed martial arts in New York
The fight for mixed martial arts in New York
Jillian Kay Melchior has written perhaps the best summary to date of the Culinary Union 226's odious efforts to thwart mixed martial arts in New York state.
11/21/2013
Saskatchewan prepares bill to regulate MMA
Saskatchewan prepares bill to regulate MMA
"The commission's going to make sure that their safety comes first," testified gym owner AJ Scales as Saskatchewan prepares to establish an MMA commission.
11/06/2013
Ratner: TUE going to be harder to get
Ratner: TUE going to be harder to get
"I think you'll see less guys on (TRT), because it's going to be harder to get that exemption," said Marc Ratner. Vitor Belfort may face a related choice soon.
10/31/2013
MMA needs to evolve mindset on stopping fights
MMA needs to evolve mindset on stopping fights
A fight can be stopped by the referee, by the corner, by the cageside doctor if directed by the referee, and of course by the fighter. But when should they?
10/30/2013
UFC allowed to proceed with case against NY
UFC allowed to proceed with case against NY
“We are pleased with the outcome of this crucial ruling," said UFC COO Ike Lawrence Epstein. "It is time for New York to have a new law on MMA."
10/02/2013
Chicago suburb backs down from MMA ban
Chicago suburb backs down from MMA ban
The Naperville, IL city council tried to ban MMA but was thwarted by state law, and is now trying to control it through liquor laws and special event licensing.
10/02/2013
MMA fights for a bright future in South Dakota
MMA fights for a bright future in South Dakota
"I've got a successful management practice, and the guys love coming here. I would love to see the UFC in the state of South Dakota, and I won't bet against it."
09/16/2013
Boston bans anyone under 16 from attending MMA shows without a parent
Boston bans anyone under 16 from attending MMA shows without a parent
The Boston City Council passed a resolution that will ban anyone under the age of 16 from attending all ammy and pro MMA events without the supervision of a parent.
08/21/2013
Saskatchewan creating AC to regulate MMA
Saskatchewan creating AC to regulate MMA
Saskatchewan is establishing an AC, making MMA legal in province, and opening the doors for the UFC to hold a show there.
08/15/2013
State stops controversial Florida fight
State stops controversial Florida fight
The Florida Boxing commission has shut down a planned bout between Garrett Holeve and David Steffin, who have Down Syndrome and cerebral palsy, respectively.
08/06/2013
NY assembly minority leader wants special vote on MMA
NY assembly minority leader wants special vote on MMA
"In addition to voting on measures that advance a women’s agenda, the Assembly should bring a vote on Mixed Martial Arts legislation to the floor."
08/05/2013
British Columbia legalizes ammy MMA
British Columbia legalizes ammy MMA
British Columbia injury lawyer Erik Magraken covered recent advances in amateur MMA regulation in his province for MMA Sucka.
08/02/2013
Culinary Union trolling internationally, in France
Culinary Union trolling internationally, in France
The French Sports Ministry reconfirmed recently the country’s ban on mixed martial arts, stalling for now hopes that cage fighting events will become legal in France.
07/22/2013
NY MMA bill dead for 2013
NY MMA bill dead for 2013
"We genuinely feel bad for the hotels, restaurants, gyms, and other businesses that support our effort and have championed this cause," said Lorenzo Fertitta.
06/19/2013
Autopsy: MI amateur fighter died of Cardiac Arrhythmic Disorder
Autopsy: MI amateur fighter died of Cardiac Arrhythmic Disorder
Autopsy results are finally available for 35-year-old Felix Elochukwu Nchikwo, who died in April following his participation in an unregulated amateur MMA bout in Michigan.
06/15/2013
TRT use now prohibited in California
TRT use now prohibited in California
Zach Arnold from FIghtOpinion reports that until further notice, there will no Therapeutic Use Exemptions for Testosterone Replacement Therapy in California.
06/12/2013
Shaq to NY pols: 'Do the right thing'
Shaq to NY pols: 'Do the right thing'
"For more than a decade, I’ve trained in MMA," said retired NBA superstar Shaquille O'Neal. "It’s time for New York to do the right thing."
06/11/2013
Health care provision could derail MMA in Conn.
Health care provision could derail MMA in Conn.
All states that regulate MMA events require insurance, but none requires promoters to cover fighters' health care costs, said UFC spokesman Steven Greenberg.
06/08/2013
MMA now legal in all Canadian provinces & Connecticut
MMA now legal in all Canadian provinces & Connecticut
"Connecticut becomes the 49th State to legalize MMA," tweeted Marc Ratner. "Also today MMA is now legal throughout all Provinces in Canada great day for MMA."
06/06/2013
Advocates in NY detail the feminist case for MMA
Advocates in NY detail the feminist case for MMA
“Making MMA out to be negative for women is nothing more than a farce. As an athlete and as a mother I know that MMA training is good for my health."
06/03/2013
NY pol sex scandal keeping MMA out of NY State?
NY pol sex scandal keeping MMA out of NY State?
Reports say Sheldon Silver may not pass the MMA bill because of fallout from his mishandling of the sexual harassment scandal around fellow Dem Vito Lopez.
05/28/2013
ABC to consider new WADA marijuana standards
ABC to consider new WADA marijuana standards
The ABC’s medical committee will convene for a teleconference on May 28, to discuss, among other topics, WADA’s new stance on cannabis.
05/21/2013
BC AC to debut May 30
BC AC to debut May 30
It appears the British Columbia Athletic Commission is starting to take shape and will be open for business as of May 30, 2013, reports MMASucka.
05/13/2013
Call for weight cutting to be regulated
Call for weight cutting to be regulated
The Mixed Martial Arts community should not wait for a tragedy to occur, as happened in the 1990's with NCAA wrestling, before addressing the issue of weight cutting.
05/08/2013
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