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Court OKs lawsuit challening NY's MMA ban

Court OKs lawsuit challening NY's MMA ban

A federal judge has given the go ahead for the Ultimate Fighting Championship to take legal action against the state's ban against Professional Mixed Martial Arts fights.

According to the UFC, the court recognized that the State Athletic Commission and the Attorney General have been wishy-washy on whether amateur and professional MMA can occur lawfully in the state of New York.

New York passed a law prohibiting MMA events in 1997 identifying it as a "combative sport" unlike boxing, wrestling or karate -- which are legal.

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