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MMA Lawsuit Dismissed on Technicality

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Judge Kimba Wood of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled on UFC® and other Plaintiffs’ claim that New York’s mixed martial arts (MMA) law is so vaguely written that reasonable people could not understand what it prohibited.

While avoiding ruling on the legality of New York’s MMA statute on technical grounds, the judge advised UFC to “consider filing new vagueness claims.” She said that the Attorney General’s “recent statements that the Ban prohibits sanctioned MMA” were made “despite [the law’s] plain language to the contrary.”

The Court’s decision confirms that New York law allows sanctioned professional MMA and that the AG is wrong in prohibiting it. UFC is a responsible corporate citizen and has chosen not to act contrary to the AG’s position, even though that position is legally unsustainable.

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(Courtesy of @AllThatMMA on Twitter)

Post #1   3/31/15 8:44:16PM   

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Can someone explain that in plain English?

Post #2   4/1/15 3:13:00PM   

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The UFC sued the state of New York over their 1997 law banning MMA.

They felt the law was vague about exactly what they banned and what they didn't. (The law bans MMA, but allows without state regulation martial arts events that combine martial arts styles like K-1 and Muay thai, it also allows unsanctioned amateur MMA"

The lawsuit was filed in 2011 and many aspects of it have already been thrown out, the last part was the vagueness of the law. The judge threw out that part yesterday, although she did tell Zuffa that they could re-file their vagueness claims based on events that occurred since the original 2011 filing.

Basically the UFC's lawsuit has been tossed out, MMA is still illegal in New York and Zuffa either needs to appeal the decision or try to get MMA legalized in another way.

Post #3   4/1/15 3:31:14PM   

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"Bigger then the NFL" LOL

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Posted by FKA

"Bigger then the NFL" LOL



Do you ever post on the topic?

Or do you just look for threads to post anti UFC rhetoric?

Post #5   4/2/15 6:40:07PM   

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Hey i can troll as good as anyone on this site

Fine ill post on the topic......

I think its funny that the ufc thinks it's headed toward global dominance when it can't even get sanctioned in its own domestic venues.......

There.......feel better?

Post #6   4/2/15 9:49:01PM