MMA in NY: What Does it Mean and What’s the Economic Impact?

After several years of coming up short, mixed martial arts (MMA) is now legal in the state of New York.  The New York State Assembly voted 113-25 yesterday (Tues., March 22, 2016) in favor of lifting a nearly 20-year ban on the sport. Now all that’s left to do is have Gov. Andrew Cuomo sign…

UFC Fight Night 85 Predictions

Heavyweight Main Event: Mark Hunt vs. Frank Mir Two, past-their-prime finishers starring in a main event that very few will likely watch? Sounds delightful. This one is a toss up; it could be an extremely boring bout, or perhaps one of them gets put away early. If I was a betting man, I’d put my…

UFC 196 Fallout: Where Nate Diaz and Miesha Tate Go From Here

(Photo Credit: Esther Lin/MMA Fighting) Nate Diaz Nate Diaz proved to be too tall of an order for featherweight champion Conor McGregor. The Stockton slugger took the very best punches “Notorious” threw at him in the opening frame of their UFC 196 main event and paid the price. However, that was just a ploy to get…

UFC 196 Predictions

Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz (Welterweight main event) You might dislike him for his outrageous proclamations and his unflappable confidence, but McGregor is here to stay. First slated to take on lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos in a superfight, “Notorious” faces former 155-pound title challenger Nate Diaz on short notice.  As if you thought McGregor…