New Athletic Commission Chairwoman Could Be Key to MMA in NY

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Manfred
8/5/08 12:34:19AM
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After the UFC’s lobbying efforts failed to get MMA legalized in New York, Zuffa’s Marc Ratner vowed not to give up so easily. Not long afterwards, Melvina Lathan was named as the new chairwoman for the New York State Athletic Commission, and guess what? She seems friendly to the UFC’s cause, despite being a “boxing purist” according to a recent Newsday article:
Bowen50
8/5/08 1:28:32AM
being from Long Island, NY this would be utterly amazing. it would be awesome to finally have a UFC event at MSG. being part of such a historic event would be incredible. it is great to finally have someone on our side.
telnights
8/5/08 1:54:37AM
It would be nice to see the place some people claim to be cutting edge catch up with the rest of the US when it comes to MMA.
RMFG_187
8/5/08 9:29:53AM
I though tNY was sanctioned... I thought i saw news about it here like 2 months ago.

o well, for NY. Next stop Ontario
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