The Battle to legalize MMA in New York 2013

Bloody Elbow keeps up with every back and forth in the on-going effort to legalize mixed martial arts in the Empire State.

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Rebney voices union support in battle of MMA in NY

It's a time to take your Culinary 226 medicine. The debate on MMA in New York is news once again, but from a hitherto unheard voice, Bjorn Rebney.

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FBI investigating NY official over MMA lobbying

Melinda Wormuth, a New York town supervisor, is under investigation by the FBI for allegedly secretly accepting money to lobby for mixed martial arts legalization in New York.

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'NY MMA ban' video feature with UFC lawyer

This 10 minute video feature has a brief look at the New York MMA ban including an interview with Zuffa Attorney David Weinraub who makes up part of the team fighting for Mixed Martial Arts legalisation in the state. Also included are tips on how you can help the effort.

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NY assembly GOP leader calls for floor vote on MMA

New York Assembly Republican Leader Brian Kolb is calling for a special session to handle unfinished business and one of the items on his agenda is a floor vote for mixed martial arts.

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1 step forward, 1 step back in NY MMA battle

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.

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Silva camp teasing Jones fight @ 190lbs in 2013

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.

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Court agreement could mean legal UFC in NY

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.

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Loophole revealed allowing MMA in New York?

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.

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