Friday, June 13, 2014

2014 Legalize Pro MMA Movement Goes Out With a Whimper


There are four days left in the 2014 legislative session, no signs whatsoever that the Assembly will even consider the MMA bill this year, and this morning in lower Manhattan - on the patch of sidewalk in front of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's office - there was a "rally" comprised of three interns that drew only slightly more attention to themselves than the man wearing a "Cash4Gold" placard two blocks north. But only slightly.

It's safe to say that as the annual battle for sanctioned MMA in New York goes, 2014 is going out not with a bang but with a whimper.

MMA in New York Rally in Manhattan


UFC 174 Primer: A Bunch of Vids to Get You Excited


UFC 174 is on Saturday night, and the event will be headlined by the little guys, i.e., champ Demetrious Johnson and challenger Ali Bagautinov. Now, maybe you didn't see how "Mighty Mouse" defended his belt the last time around, or maybe it's just that the flyweights don't thrill you, but I bet there's probably some reluctance to shell out the dough for this pay-pay-view. Well, here are some videos to convince you that it will be worthwhile.