December is shaping up to be a busy month for New York MMA fans. There are two underground shows slated - one of them Pankration, the other MMA - for upcoming weekends. There's also an Asylum Fight League scheduled for December 11th in Raritan, New Jersey, with Underground Combat League veteran James Funaro taking on Team Tiger Schulmann instructor Mike Fischetti. Oh, and remember that bill to legalize MMA in New York that came really, really close to passing this year? Well, the whole process will soon start all over again, and if you want to cheer bill sponsor Assemblyman Steve Englebright on or give him words of encouragement (or give him offerings of gold, women and wine), he'll be at a public hearing on December 9th in downtown Manhattan. Athletic Commission programs will be discussed, so if you wear your TapOut shirt and Sprawl shorts, you will be relevant.