New York Voted To Lift Ban On MMA Making The Sport Legal Everywhere!!!
Yahoo Sports – The New York State Assembly voted 113 to 25 on Tuesday in favor of a bill that lifted a 19-year ban on mixed martial arts in the state, making MMA legal in all 50 states for the first time.
After a passionate and often far-flung debate that lasted more than three hours, state assembly members approved Bill S05949A and sent it to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s desk for a signature. Cuomo has said he will sign the bill.
The New York State Athletic Commission must now finalize its regulations before an event can be held in New York. The law calls for a period of 120 days before an event can be held.
This is great news for the UFC. They are going to make a billion dollars hosting their first event at Madison Square Garden. Also, there are a ton of MMA fans that live in New York so being able to go to a live event without having to travel will be a huge win for them too. I could see the UFC moving shop from Las Vegas to NYC because that market is so much bigger. Who doesn’t want to be the king of NYC and hang out with Jay-Z? These fighters would eat it up. Imagine Conor McGregor taking over the city for a weekend!!! It would be crazy…and possibly get the sport banned again.