Wyoming Becomes 46th State To Regulate MMA
By FCF Staff
Wyoming has officially become the 46th state in The U.S. to regulate the sport of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).
Last Thursday, Governor Matt Mead signed House Bill 87 into law , calling for the creation of an MMA governing body to regulate the sport. Prior to that, MMA wasn’t illegal in Wyoming. but the sport’s lack of a governing body in the state prevented fight results from being recognized on athletes’ official records.
The country’s least populous state, Wyoming is home to slightly less than the 600,000 residents, including former UFC star and new Strikeforce signee Nate Marquardt.
Only three state athletic commissions – those in New York, Connecticut and Vermont – still do not regulate MMA. Alaska lacks a regulatory body to do so.