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UFC Taking New York to Court

UFC SUES TO OVERTURN STATE LAW BANNING EVENTS IN NEW YORK
By Stephen Rex Brown

Ultimate Fighting Championship is taking the state to court.

The popular sport that has long sought to hold events in the lucrative New York market sued Monday in Manhattan Federal Court, alleging that a law banning it from the state “is so badly written that neither ordinary persons nor state officials are able to say with any certainty what it permits and what it prohibits.”

UFC events have been deemed illegal since the state passed a law governing “combative sport” in 1996.

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