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UFC Officials Meet With New York State Legislators, Hopeful Of MMA Legalization

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Officials and fighters from UFC were in Albany yesterday “to meet with legislators to discuss the long-stalled professional MMA legalization effort in New York,” according to Matthew Hamilton of the Albany TIMES UNION. Bills have “passed the Republican-controlled state Senate in re...

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