MENU
#Bellator 185 #Gegard Mousasi #Alexander Shlemenko #Kristina Williams #Bellator MMA #Heather Hardy #Neiman Gracie #Zak Bucia #Conor McGregor #UFC 216 #Anthony Ferguson #UFC Fight Night 118 #Venom


Brian Bowles

Brian Bowles

The West Virginia legislature passed a bill that would see MMA finally sanctioned in the state, which leaves only New York, Vermont and Connecticut left as states without legal MMA (Alaska and Wyoming don’t have regulatory bodies to oversee the sport).

“We’ve worked hard to get this sport regulated all over the world, particularly in the United States,” UFC President Dana White said. “I’m really excited to see the sport regulated in West Virginia and look forward to one day bringing a UFC event there.”

MMA is actually a popular sport in West Virginia, and neighboring states like Ohio and Pennsylvania have adopted MMA as a growing entity throughout their areas.

Former WEC champion Brian Bowles was originally born in Charleston, WV and looks forward to the day he could return home and fight in front of his home state fans.

“All of my friends and family in West Virginia always ask when they’re going to get to see me fight in my home state,” Bowles said. “Now that the sport is regulated there, I am excited to know that I could one day compete in the Octagon in West Virginia.”

The UFC has held several events in and around the state, and West Virginia may end up with an event there at some point in the near future.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Comments

Show Comments

Related News

After Las Vegas shooting, Saturday's UFC 216 will go on as planned, officials say

  • 19 days ago
  • 3 views

After a horrific shooting in its home city, this weekend’s UFC 216 event in Las Vegas is still a go, officials today told MMAjunkie.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

UFC cites 'medical concerns,' pulls Mark Hunt from UFC Fight Night 121 in favor of Fabricio Werdum

  • 10 days ago
  • 14 views

UFC officials today announced that Mark Hunt will no longer compete in the promotions’s return to Australia.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC Statement on Las Vegas Shootings and UFC 216 Schedule | MMAWeekly.com

  • 19 days ago
  • 16 views

Following the tragic concert shooting on Sunday, UFC officials have responded to questions about how it will affect Saturday's UFC 216. read news >>

7-year UFC vet Rafael 'Sapo' Natal announces retirement

  • 19 days ago
  • 5 views

After a 17-fight run with the UFC, Rafael Natal is acquiescing his mom with the hard, but “smart” decision to retire. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Fabricio Werdum Steps into UFC Main Event in Sydney, Mark Hunt Erupts Over Being Pulled | MMAWeekly.com

  • 10 days ago
  • 38 views

Three days removed from his most recent fight and Fabricio Werdum has already been booked for his next trip to the Octagon. Following a quick submission win over late notice replacement Walt Harris a read news >>

No rush for UFC 216's Mara Romero Borella as she savors stunning short-notice debut

  • 10 days ago
  • 26 views

For Mara Romero Borella, a more than 2-1 underdog coming into her last-minute UFC debut, the first-round submission over Kalindra Faria was a dream come true. But give her a minute before she figures read news >>

Mark Hunt Rips Dana White in Profanity-Laced Instagram After UFC Sydney Removal

  • 10 days ago
  • 12 views

Mark Hunt issued an expletive-filled message to UFC President Dana White after the heavyweight fighter was removed from the UFC Fight Night show in Sydney, Australia, on Nov. 19. Hunt's message to Wh read news >>

Mark Hunt Blasts Dana White and the UFC After Being Pulled from UFC Fight Night in Australia | MMAWeekly.com

  • 10 days ago
  • 668 views

Mark Hunt knows exactly why he was pulled from the UFC Fight Night card in Australia although his excuse most likely doesn't jive with the reasons the promotion gave him the hook. On Tuesday, Hunt wa read news >>

Tickets on sale today for UFC 218's blockbuster lineup in Detroit; $50 gets you in the door

  • 10 days ago
  • 14 views

The UFC’s first card in the Detroit area since 2010 looks fantastic on paper, and tickets for the event go on sale today.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Despite 4-fight skid, Ross Pearson says he's still with the UFC – and he wants a fight soon

  • 10 days ago
  • 6 views

Ross Pearson has no intention of retiring despite a four-fight UFC losing skid.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>