11 for 11: No. 10 Zuffa sues New York

December 21, 2011

For years, the UFC tried to lobby and legislate and now its time to litigate. Prior to its lawsuit, it presented an economic impact study, educated the concerned that MMA is safe and brought its top fighters to the state to rally supporters. Facing a roadblock, Zuffa decided to file suit against the state Attorney General and District Attorney of New York.

The crux of the lawsuit argues that MMA should receive First Amendment protection and that the New York MMA Professional Ban on the sport is unconstitutional. At this point, the defendants have until January to file its Answer to the Complaint.

Only speculation, but its likely that New York will attempt to dismiss Zuffa’s lawsuit. If this occurs, what would Zuffa do next? We should see in 2012.

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