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New York Court Dismisses Part of Zuffa Lawsuit on Constitutionality of MMA Ban

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In a ruling made earlier this week, United States District Judge Kimba M. Wood granted a motion to dismiss two counts that challenged the constitutionality of the law that prohibited mixed martial arts in New York back in 1997.

The lawsuit was originally filed by UFC parent company Zuffa last November.

The ruling, however, does not dismiss the entire suit, but only two of the seven counts made by Zuffa. Namely, the Equal Protection and Due Process clauses.

In making her ruling, Judge Wood found that the law had a rational basis when it was originally passed, and that even with past safety concerns addressed, the law is still rational today.

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Post #1   8/17/12 8:34:11PM   

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I'm not surprised by this. However in reality its only a matter of time before New York comes around. Whither it takes 2 years 5 years 10 years . It WILL happen

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It may already be known but why the hell is N.Y. putting up such a fight to keep it out of N.Y.? It's a revenue stream for the state and big business. N.Y. should have been one of the first states to allow it, instead their one of the last

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Someone should gather all of the best kickboxers at MSG, promote the living daylights out of it. Have a New York City Grand Prix. So many fight dollars in that market.

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Posted by prophecy033

It may already be known but why the hell is N.Y. putting up such a fight to keep it out of N.Y.? It's a revenue stream for the state and big business. N.Y. should have been one of the first states to allow it, instead their one of the last



I think I'm reading your question correctly. It's because of a culinary union that lobbies New York politicians. The Ferittas' own the only non-union casinos in Vegas. The culinary union is basically punking UFC (and MMA...and New York Fighters, and fans) by doing this.

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Posted by grappler0000


Posted by prophecy033

It may already be known but why the hell is N.Y. putting up such a fight to keep it out of N.Y.? It's a revenue stream for the state and big business. N.Y. should have been one of the first states to allow it, instead their one of the last



I think I'm reading your question correctly. It's because of a culinary union that lobbies New York politicians. The Ferittas' own the only non-union casinos in Vegas. The culinary union is basically punking UFC (and MMA...and New York Fighters, and fans) by doing this.

You read it right and answered my ?

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Post #6   8/18/12 12:29:04AM