Sam Caplan of FiveOuncesOfPain.com reported today that the committee for Tourism, Arts and Sports Development in New York held a vote today to decide whether the state should regulate MMA.
According to the story, the bill was overwhelmingly voted down. Caplan reported a member of a major state athletic commission confirmed the original information and that this was the major announcement Dana White had talked about making tomorrow, which was later postponed to Tuesday.
The story said White was assured the bill would pass and the reasons the committee had a major change of heart is unknown. The story said that a committee member applied pressure after the session to get people to change their vote, and several republicans and a few democrats then attempted to change thir vote. The story said the bill will be put back on the agenda early next week, which is very unusual, and means there is a chance it could pass in time for Tuesday.
Post by 6 seasons and a movie on Jun 11, 2008 23:31:09 GMT -5
Fedor is schedule to fight on a card for Afflection but is not signed to a contract with the company past the fight and is still a free agent and could be signed, but I doubt they would announce a signing of him before his fight with Tim as it would help advertise for another promotion. I have read reports that the big announcement has been delayed till Tuesday so now we have another couple of days to speculate on what it could be.