Thursday, June 19, 2014

Some Clarification Re: The Senate Bill That Would've Regulated Amateur MMA


Not that it makes any difference for 2014 - since today was the last day of the legislative session and the Assembly let the issue die - but the Senate bill that passed yesterday that would have regulated amateur mixed martial arts WOULD have dramatically changed the landscape for everyone in the state. How so?

The bill would have empowered the New York State Athletic Commission to handle all amateur MMA shows, regardless of which third-party sanctioning organization a promotion had used (or not) prior.

Throwback Thursday: Strikeforce's Visit to New York City


In honor of Scott Coker taking over Bellator, here's a nice little throwback to when his Strikeforce baby came to town. Oh man was the food spread at this press function fantastic. Just fantastic.

And yes, that is my daughter in some of the pics.

GMMA Primer: Eric D'Arce in Action


He's tough, he's talented, and he's fighting at the GMMA show on Saturday night in Queens. That's right, I'm talking about Eric D'Arce, who mixes ace grappling, dangerous striking and an epic beard to great effect in the cage.

To get you motivated for his fight, here are some videos of him in action at other shows.

Battle Rock 2 Poster


I Just Can't Resist Posting This Interview With Sifu David Ross


Although he's somewhat retreated from the realm of MMA to focus solely on kung fu, Sifu David Ross will always hold a warm and loving spot in our collective hearts. After all, he pretty much is to New York MMA pretty what Dana White is to boxercise.