By Zach Arnold | November 25, 2013
The UFC’s charm offensive in New York isn’t working with the politicians or the state’s voters. Writers like Dave Doyle can try to spin Dana White’s rhetoric, backed by Lorenzo Fertitta’s good cop/bad cop routine, as refreshing when it’s anything but. How can you expect New York politicians, who aren’t inclined to be favorable to MMA, to support your sport when you’re trashing your biggest fighters? You don’t need to be a “non-credentialed pseudo-journalist” to figure that out.
The UFC held a presser in New York City on Thursday to stomp their feet once again about not having MMA legislation in the state of New York. Getting legislation passed in New York is part of their plan for “World Fucking Domination.” A Democratic state assemblyman claims that the reason MMA legislation hasn’t passed in the state is because the members caucusing don’t have enough votes to get it passed on the Assembly floor.
Lorenzo Fertitta: Our sport & UFC has grown, so the impact has grown
With UFC grinding their way through the courts with their lawsuit against the state for regulation, Lorenzo Fertitta is hinting at using a third party to sanction a UFC event in the state of New York. That should tell you pretty much everything you need to know right now about the New York State Athletic Commission. The regulatory body is a disaster and easily one of, if not, the most dangerous “major” commissions in America overseeing combat sports. It’s only rivaled in horrific quality by Florida & Texas. Nevada is dangerously getting close to that category as well...