Friday, July 10, 2015

Fighters Source Returns With an International Tournament


The above memo says it all: Fighters Source, the International Fight League of amateur MMA, is returning this summer for a tournament that will cull the best amateur fighters in the US and pit them against a team from Brazil in the spring. Since their last tournament was pretty damn awesome, I expect this one to be a killer.

A Simple Plan to Get the New York MMA Bill Passed in 2016


Sheldon Silver arrested. Carl Heastie, an MMA supporter in the past, named as the new Assembly Speaker. A revamped MMA bill. More Assembly members on board than ever before. All of these things really made it seem like 2015 was going to be the year that New York State lifted its statutory ban on sanctioned mixed martial arts. But alas, it was not to be, and once more the fight will continue on for another year.

This time things will be different though. Because the one good thing about getting your butt kicked round after round is what it teaches you, and years of getting frozen out of the Democratic conference, killed in committees and suffocated by the process have finally taught us how to win. We just need a plan.

And here it is.