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Sunday, Jan 07, 2007

Signs Of The Times:mma Graces The Pages Of The New York Times

Signs of the Times:
MMA Graces the Pages of The New York Times

By Gaby Genia

In yet another demonstration of mainstream media’s growing affinity for the once maligned sport, The New York Times has run back-to-back articles on the increasingly popular pugilistic pursuit.

While Sunday’s sport section featured an article about a young female fan and her love of MMA, today’s topic was the enigmatic New York City underground show. This isn’t the first time the underground show has gotten mainstream press in its hometown: in May, FCF’s own Jim Genia had an article on the event published in the alternative weekly the NY Press.

The New York Times is just one of a growing number of well-respected media outlets to cover MMA in recent months. 60 Minutes, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times – all have turned a curious eye towards the sport. MMA is making its mark in the media, and gaining new fans along the way.

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