Chris Weidman Says Sanctioning of MMA in New York is a “Dream Come True”
By FCF Staff
Chris Weidman has repeatedly talked about his desire to fight in his home state of New York, and thanks to a bill that was passed on Tuesday, it looks like that could happen soon.
On Tuesday, the New York State Assembly passed a bill which lifts the ban on pro MMA in the region. The legislation now heads to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, who is expected to sign off on the bill.
Following the news, the UFC held a media call, and Weidman had this to say about the historic day (quote via UFC.com):
“I’ve been fighting now for seven years and missing out on opportunities to fight in front of my family, friends and the fans here in New York,” Weidman said. “Every year you hope and it kept falling through. So for it to finally happen, it’s a dream come true for me, and it’s a dream come true for all these New York fans.”
In the meantime, Weidman is scheduled to rematch middleweight champ Luke Rockhold at UFC 199 on June 4th.