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New York State Assembly Denies Vote On Bill That Would Legalize MMA
Published May 8, 2012
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B.C. MULLING ATHLETIC COMMISSION: In Vancouver, Zacharias & Fowlie report the British Columbia government’s proposal to “establish a provincial athletic commission has been resoundingly praised in boxing and mixed martial arts circles in the province, with predictions that it will bring more UFC events to Vancouver.” The commissioner’s office would “regulate and supervise professional contests such as boxing, kick-boxing and mixed martial arts.” There currently are nine local athletic commissions throughout B.C., but once the bill is passed, the province "will repeal all the local authorities, and replace them with a new provincial one" (VANCOUVER SUN, 5/8).