Thursday, May 26, 2011

Coalition to Legalize Mixed Martial Arts in New York Issues Memorandum in Support of MMA to New York Assembly

The Coalition to Legalize Mixed Martial Arts in New York has written a Memorandum of Support of the bill to legalize MMA in the New York Assembly. 

I have embedded the memorandum below and you can also view it at the Coalition's website.

Memorandum of Support A04146

Also, for those who missed it, here is the video from the New York Senate debate on the bill to legalize MMA from Monday (h/t Coalition) where the bill passed that legislative body 42-18:



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Monday, May 23, 2011

New York Senate Passes Bill to Legalize MMA in New York Overwhelmingly, 42-18

New York Senate to Vote on Bill to Legalize MMA Today

This afternoon the New York State Senate will vote on the bill to legalize MMA in New York, S1707A.

Like last year, I expect the bill to pass -- I do think the vote will be close again, however -- as I don't think the bill's sponsor, Senator Griffo, would be putting the bill to a full floor vote without testing the waters and making sure the requisite votes were there.  We will soon find out. 

I will continue to monitor today's vote here and you can follow the vote over at the New York State Senate website.  Here is the stream from the Senate vote for those interested:

Watch live streaming video from nysenate at livestream.com


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Friday, May 6, 2011

Mayweather Jr. Sued Again by Allegedly Assaulted Nightclub Security Guard

Incredible.

If my post yesterday via TMZ, Mayweather Accused of Threatening Guards with Guns, was not enough, yesterday Mayweather was sued by a security guard at Drai's nightclub in Las Vegas because the security guard was allegedly "willfully assaulted and battered." 

The crux of the allegations are as follows:
That the Defendant, FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR., and his bodyguard, DOE I and others, entered the establishment to go into the Drai's Nightclub where the Plaintiff, who is a Security Officer at Drai's, proceeded to "card" or ask for identification for FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR., DOE I and others in the group.
That on or about the evening of January 2nd, at Wild Bill's Casino and Gambling Hall inside Drai's, Las Vegas, Nevada, FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR.'s bodyguard, DOE I, while in course and scope of his employment with FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR., and/or FLOYD MAYWEATHER FOUNDATION, and/or MAYWEATHER PROMOTIONS LLC., and or FLOYD JOY INC., and/or #1 PHILTHY RICH RECORDS maliciously and willfully assaulted and battered Plaintiff, by grabbing the Plaintiff, and choking him, and that by the acts of Defendants, and each of them, as aforementioned, Plaintiff was physically injured, and placed in great fear of his life and well-being.
I don't even know what else to say.

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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Mayweather Accused of Threatening Guards with Guns | TMZ.com

Mayweather Accused of Threatening Guards with Guns TMZ.com

All the altercations with his luxury housing complex "security guards" and the management (see. e.g., Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Sued (Again) By Nevada Community Association and Mayweather Charged with Battery for Face Poking) has me wondering whether this could all be trumped up nonsense to get him out of the neighborhood.

How about a little conspiracy food for thought as we head into the Pacquiao Mosley fight this weekend....

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