The UFC Keeps Swinging At New York's MMA Ban
The UFC announced an event at Madison Square Garden in April, despite the fact MMA events are illegal in New York state.By Carter Woodiel | September 28, 2015
The Ultimate Fighting Championship is the largest professional mixed martial arts organization in the world, and Monday it announced an April event at Madison Square Garden.
But there’s just one problem. MMA events are illegal in the state of New York, and the UFC is again going to court to try to lift the ban.
The Empire State is the only state in the U.S. to outlaw regulated MMA fights. The UFC’s parent company is suing New York, claiming the 1996 law is unfairly vague. (Video via SB Nation)