VIDEO: UFC’s Lorenzo Fertitta, Ronda Rousey, Chris Weidman on NY’s MMA ban


Top fighters and officials from Ultimate Fighting Championship were in Albany on Wednesday to push state lawmakers on mixed martial arts. The state has a ban on professional MMA bouts, which UFC officials have been lobbying to overturn for several years.

The state Senate on Wednesday voted 47-14 in favor of overturning the ban, but the bill again faces an uncertain future in the Assembly. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, meanwhile, hasn’t taken a position on it.

Here’s a video recap of the UFC’s trip to Albany, featuring CEO Lorenzo Fertitta, women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and middleweight Chris Weidman:


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  1. Memo to Casey at TU

    If approved I would like to challenge you to a MMA match since we do battle over my postings on your Blog Via e-mail

    The one we had to day was a real humdinger and if anyone would like to see the e-mail exchange just let Casey know I am sure he would be more than happy to let you see it.

    If not I wonder WHY ?

    So please ask him to share with you all the exchange we had today over “NY1 WiseGuys aka Black Hand”

    Before there was the “Oracle of Delphi” there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

    VJ Machiavelli
    To The Moon, Mars, and Beyond

  2. UFC president Dana White was quick to put the kibosh on an immediate rematch between Gilbert Melendez and UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson by announcing the move in the closing comments of tonight’s UFC on FOX 7 Press Conference.