According to a post on Bellator MMA’s website, the promotion is planning on doing four shows a year in New York. Along with their partners at Spike, they look to take advantage of The Empire State’s laws that would allow them to promote professional MMA competitions if they are monitored by a third party. There are now dates planned, but Bellator MMA CEO Bjorn Rebney has been discussing it on twitter and is very excited about the news.
Release courtesy of Bellator MMA:
Bellator MMA, with our partners at Spike TV, will look to promote and produce 4 events per year, each and every year in New York when professional Mixed Martial Arts events are finally sanctioned by the State. MMA is the world’s fastest growing, most exciting sport, and the incredible athleticism displayed by its athletes is second to none. We are focused on displaying this great sport and its athletes to the legions of MMA fans in New York, while helping to generate millions of dollars of revenue through hotel rooms, local market employment, meals and tax revenue for New York’s state and local businesses,” said Bellator Chairman & CEO Bjorn Rebney.