The New York State Senate has once again passed a bill regulating mixed martial arts but it remains to be seen whether or not the State Assembly will even bring the bill to a vote. Meanwhile the state's AG has apparently stepped away from his office's prior position that unregulated MMA events could be held in the state.
UFC Middleweight champ Anderson Silva's agent, Jorge Guimaraes, teased the possibility of a super fight between Silva and Light Heavyweight champ Jon Jones later this year in New York at a catchweight of 190 pounds.
A few days after Wednesday's surprise ruling that professional mixed martial arts events can be legally run in New York state - outside the purview of the state athletic commission - Luke Thomas has an in-depth explanation of the legal loophole allowing MMA and how the court reached its decision.
Jim Genia is reporting that Judge Kimba Wood and a representative of the state's Attorney's office agreed that the New York law banning MMA does not apply to amateur events. This loophole may allow the UFC to operate in the state outside the purview of the state athletic commission.