Tuesday, November 9, 2010
The second annual MMA World Expo is this Friday and Saturday at the Javitz Center in Manhattan, and like last year, it promises a wealth of fight-related goodness. There's a ton of fighters scheduled to appear, there are seminars and demos on tap, there's a panel discussion ("The Past, Present and Future of Mixed Martial Arts"), and there will be a wide selection of retailers in row after row of booths. There's even a grappling tournament and a Muay Thai tournament scheduled. What's missing? Mixed martial arts fights, obviously, and you can blame the folks up in Albany for that. Yeah, yeah, MMA needs to be sanctioned, blah, blah, blah. You've heard it all before. The bottom line is there's a worthwhile MMA expo in New York City this weekend - don't hold anything against it for not having MMA bouts. I swear, it's not its fault.