There are two states left to regulate MMA, and one of them just took a step forward in the process of getting it done. According to the UFC, their lobbying efforts in Connecticut have paid off, and the bill to regulate MMA in the state has passed the house. The next step for the bill is to pass the state senate, and the push for fans to pressure their representatives and encourage the vote is under way. UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta has been doing much of the leg work in the state for the promotion and he took to UFC.com to make the announcement and begin the next step in the process.
“I want to thank the House members who supported this bill. It’s the right thing to do for the thousands of Connecticut MMA and UFC fans, for economic development in the state and for jobs. We will now turn our attention to the Senate and urge the leadership to permit the bill to be voted upon. We are confident that if Senators are allowed to vote on the bill, it will pass with strong bipartisan support.”
“UFC is eager to hold events in Hartford and Bridgeport and we know other national and regional MMA promoters look forward to holding events here as well. And I know that Danbury resident and UFC light heavyweight contender Glover Teixeira would love to fight close to home for his fans. And if the Senate passes the bill, we would love to make that happen.”