UFC Files Lawsuit Against New York


The UFC has had just about enough when it comes to MMA in New York state. Zuffa LLC, the UFC’s parent company has filed suit against the state of New York, calling the states ban on MMA “unconstitutional”.

In attendance as plaintiffs in today’s suit were none other than Jon Jones, Frankie Edgar, Gina Carano, Matt Hamill, Brian Stann. Also in attendance were fellow media advocates Beth and Donna Hurrle of Gal’s Guide to MMA.

Here is an excerpt from the filing…

New York’s live professional MMA ban violates numerous provisions of the United States Constitution, including the first amendment, equal protection clause, due process clause and commerce clause. The live professional MMA ban limits the liberty of those who would, but for the ban, attend live professional MMA events, as well as those who train in MMA and want to exhibit their skills as professionals before a live crowd. Indeed, for the many New Yorkers who devote endless hours of training in MMA and who cannot afford to displace their homes and families to fight elsewhere, New York’s live professional MMA ban presents a serious infringement of their rights.

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Jeremy Brand started up this lovechild called back in 2009. It began as a hobby project and has turned into much more. In his spare time, you can find Jeremy on the mats, as he is a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.


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