Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Bellator's Times Square Billboard


Remember when Bellator was young and still finding its legs and everyone was excited because it was going from the Home Shopping Network (or something like that) to MTV2?

I remember that.

Zach Arnold's Words of Caution About the NYSAC and MMA


Veteran MMA journo Zach Arnold is like the Dark Knight - he's not necessarily the hero we deserve, but he's one we need. In a recent post on his site FightOpinion, he examined the UFC's efforts to seek regulation in all 50 states, and cautioned that not all state athletic commissions are created equal.

In light of the Senate bill that just passed that would put regulation in the hands of the New York State Athletic Commission, here's what Zach had to say about New York:

New York State Senate Passes Bill to Regulate Amateur MMA


The New York State Senate has just passed Bill S4877, a bill that would serve to regulate amateur mixed martial arts. Senator Joseph Griffo sponsored the bill, and an analysis of the legislation can be found here.

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GMMA Primer: Up Close With Omowale Adewale


When last we saw Omowale Adewale, the 35-year-old personal trainer from Brooklyn was hobbled by simultaneous shin kicks at NYFE's March show - an initially confusing turn of events that saw him and his opponent bleeding profusely and the bout being called by the doctor. But Adewale gets back in the saddle on Saturday's GMMA show, so why not get to know him a little better?