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Wednesday, Mar 23, 2016

WSOF CEO Carlos Silva Comments on Legalization of MMA in New York

By FCF Staff

On Tuesday, the New York State Assembly passed legislation to lift the ban of pro mixed-martial-arts in the jurisdiction, and WSOF CEO Carlos Silva has released a statement regarding the historic news.

“This is an exciting and historic day for our great sport.  Those who have been lobbying for the legalization of MMA in NY State, including World Series of Fighting’s new COO Michael Mersch, should be commended for their persistence and commitment to seeing through the passage of legislation that will finally allow fans to watch live MMA in the Empire State, and fighters to compete there.  We recently opened an office in Manhattan so, along with our television partner, NBC, we are looking forward to bringing our brand of professional MMA to New York very soon.”

The bill will now need to be signed by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, who has publicly been in favor of legalizing the sport.

posted by FCF Staff @ 10:45 am
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