Pelo menos durante 2013, não há mais chances do UFC realizar um evento em Nova York. Foto: Josh Hedges/UFC
Not this time. Again. For the fourth consecutive year, the New York Assembly stood against the legalization of MMA in federal unit. Thus, New York remains as the only one of 50 U.S. states not to regulate the practice of Mixed Martial Arts.
According to information released by the NY Daily News site, the Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver attended with a closed-door meeting with other Democratic colleagues on Tuesday (18). At the meeting, it was decided that the vote for the legalization of MMA would not go ahead.
The frustration of the promoters of events, the Ultimate, is evident with the negative, mainly because this year the proposal was approved in the state Senate by a wide margin in favor. That's because there was speculation that the event's 20-year UFC happen in New York.
As has been done in recent years, the solution found by Ultimate to cater to public demand Manitobans are holding events in the city of Newark - which borders New York, but is in the neighboring state of New Jersey. The most recent event held at the venue was UFC 159, which took the victory over Jon Jones Chael Sonnen as the main event.