Found October 02, 2013 on Between The Ropes:
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UFC along with lead plaintiff light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has won a U.S. Court ruling that it can move ahead in its lawsuit against the state of New York and its ban on MMA in the state on the basis that it has been ruled “unconstitutional”. While the MMA promotion still has a long road ahead of it to have the sport legalized in New York, this is the first step in making that happen. Here is the press release from the UFC regarding the matter: Las Vegas, Nev. – The Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®), and plaintiffs in the Jones v. Schneiderman case, are pleased to announce that yesterday the Federal District Court found that their challenge to the constitutionality of New York’s ban on mixed martial arts (MMA) can go forward. The court recognized that the State Athletic Commission and the Attorney General have repeatedly changed position on whether amateur and professional MMA can occur lawfully in the state of New York, which plaintiffs argue renders the ban unconstitu...

Jon Jones vs. Glover Teixeira CONFIRMED for UFC 169 in New Jersey

As expected, UFC light heavyweight king Jon Jones (pictured) will defend his throne against Glover Teixeira on Super Bowl Saturday. On Thursday, the promotion confirmed the 205-pounders will headline UFC 169 inside Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. This marks the first time under Zuffa’s soon-to-be 13-year ownership of the UFC that their Super Bowl weekend show won’t take...

'I don't think he'd be good in boxing'

Jon Jones has some high aspirations. Some of them, he's already achieved. For example, at age 26, he's already set a record for most UFC title defenses in what has historically proven to be the UFC's toughest division, light-heavyweight. He's also earned blue-chip sponsorships with Nike and Gatorade. The long-reigning champion raised some eyebrows in the days before...

Jon Jones vs Alexander Gustafsson UFC 165 – Pro judges – Pettis, Edgar, Shogun, Hendricks & more

UFC 169: Jones vs. Teixeira

UFC 169: Jones vs. Teixeira When: February 1st, 2014 Where: Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey How: Pay-Per-View (10PM ET/7PM PT) Who: Alistair Overeem vs. Frank Mir Glover Teixeira vs. Jon Jones (UFC light heavyweight champion)

Who Can Defeat Jon Jones?

The recent Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson fight has been proclaimed as one of the greatest, if not the greatest, light-heavyweight title fights of all time. Jones had been so dominant a champion that analysts and even other fighters weren't really counting on anything to change in his 205 pound championship run. But after Round 1 of the championship main event at UFC...

UFC wins key ruling in lawsuit banning MMA

The UFC's case against New York and its ban on mixed martial arts in the state will go forward after federal district court Judge Kimba M. Wood denied the state attorney general's motion to dismiss the suit , ruling the plaintiffs have sufficiently alleged an as-applied vagueness challenge to the law written in 1997. Specifically, the UFC and fellow plaintiffs including...

Calling the Shots of Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson

The last time I was completely dismissive of a fight, Matt Serra defeated Georges St. Pierre to become the welterweight champion. I’m trying not to make the same mistake twice but I don’t see many avenues where Alexander Gustafsson finds victory against Jon Jones at UFC 165 in Toronto. The UFC hyped this fight on the notion that Jones is fighting someone who is just as big...

Jones vs. Teixeira: The Pros and Cons

The biggest headline last week was that Jon Jones would not be defending his UFC light heavyweight title in a rematch against Alexander Gustafsson. The champion instead opted to take on the next challenger in line Glover Teixeira. The unofficial/official fight announcement left many fans wondering why the UFC would not capitalize on the huge potential of a rematch between Jones and...

Jon Jones vs Glover Teixeira & Alistair Overeem vs Frank Mir Set For UFC 169

 UFC officials have confirmed that Jon Jones (19-1, pictured) will make the next defence of his light heavyweight title against Glover Teixeira (22-2), with the fight being booked for the super bowl weekend on February 1st, 2014 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.Jones successfully made a record sixth straight title defence at UFC 165 last month, when he earned a unanimous...

Court Ruling Supports UFC’s Fight To Legalize MMA In New York

COURT RULING SUPPORTS ULTIMATE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP’SFIGHT TO LEGALIZE MIXED MARTIAL ARTS IN NEW YORKLas Vegas, Nev. – The Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®), and plaintiffs in the Jones v. Schneiderman case, are pleased to announce that yesterday the Federal District Court found that their challenge to the constitutionality of New York’s ban on mixed martial arts...

Between The Ropes MMA Podcast – October 3, 2013

Brian and Steve talk some MMA including the UFC winning a court case to sue the state of New York to get the sport legalized, the decision to have Jon Jones defend the light heavyweight championship against Glover Teixeira next rather than a rematch with Alexander Gustafsson, the latest war of words between Dana While and Ken Shamrock, if Shamrock and other legends should be invited...

Dana White Defends Decision to Grant Glover Teixeira Fight with Jon Jones

There’s absolutely no pleasing a Twitter tough guy, and nobody understands that fact more than UFC president Dana White. After announcing they would forgo arranging an immediate rematch between reigning UFC light heavyweight king Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson in favor of a Jones vs. Glover Teixeira (pictured) shootout, White was bombarded with complaints on Twitter that Gustafsson...

Beyond the Cage: Why MMA is the 'Best Sport in the World'

If you're reading this, you're lucky. Not that I'd deem someone who reads an article I have produced as lucky (wait no, I definitely would). You're lucky because if you have come across this article and took the time to start reading it you are probably an MMA fan. And MMA is the greatest sport in the world to participate in. When I say participate, I don't necessarily...
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