Victorian Liberal Government ministers met to discuss and vote on the current cage ban in Victoria late last week, but to no avail. read news >>
The Saskatchewan government has passed legislation to create a commission that will oversee mixed martial arts in the Canadian province. read news >>
NEW YORK – Dana White hasn't given up hope on the UFC one day hosting events in the state of New York. Far from it. But in terms of items on his list of things to get stressed out over, well, the UFC president is "over it." read news >>
The Michigan House of Representatives Wednesday approved legislation that would regulate amateur mixed martial arts in the state. read news >>
The Western Australian government has passed legislation for the cage to be banned for all local MMA fights as of March 1, 2013. read news >>
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Another year, another disappointment - or so it seems for MMA in New York.
The "New York Daily News" reported today that a bill to legalize the
sport in the Empire State will not receive a vote in the assembly during
this year's legislative session.
"It will not come to the floor this year," Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver told the paper.
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- 3 years ago
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MMA legislation won't be coming to New York state in 2011.
A years-long fight to get the sport sanctioned in one of the most potentially lucrative markets again has hit a roadblock in the New York State Assembly.
For the third straight year, the bill - S1707A - stalled in the assembly's Ways and Means Committee, which holds its final 2011 legislation session today.
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NEW YORK CITY - As professional hockey attempts to address the serious health and safety issue of concussions in the rink, the UFC is highlighting the comparative safety of mixed martial arts.
The promotion's president said that mandatory medical suspensions are a key to limiting the amount of head trauma a fighter sustains during his professional career. So, too, is a rule set that prevents a fighter from taking undue punishment inside the cage.
"These guys don't take the damage that NF read news >>
- 3 years ago
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A small but vocal contingent of New Yorkers is getting out the word about MMA in the Empire State.
The Coalition to Legalize Mixed Martial Arts in New York today held a rally to educate the public on the sport and attract mainstream media to the plight of fans who want to see MMA legalized.
The rally, held on the steps of assembly speaker Sheldon Silver's office in Lower Manhattan, drew veteran fighters Frank Shamrock and Tara LaRosa, as well as Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair read news >>
- 4 years ago
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UFC president Dana White took to Twitter on Tuesday to announce the news: Alabama is the latest U.S. state to adopt mixed-martial-arts legislation. read news >>
- 5 years ago
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Despite the legislation process in New York and Massachusetts providing one headache after another, UFC officials are still bullish on the possibility of events happening in New York and Massachusetts in the near future. read news >>
- 6 years ago
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The state of Tennessee has passed legislation that calls for the sanctioning of mixed martial arts, which opens the door for the Ultimate Fighting Championship and other major organizations to host events in Memphis, Nashville and other cities. read news >>