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UFC Issues Statement on MMA In New York, The Rock Announces Another Baywatch Castmember (Photo)

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UFC’s Michael J Britt issued the following written statement following news that the New York State Assembly will vote on the possibility of legalizing mixed martial arts in the state next week:

Statement from UFC® Vice President of Global Business Development and Government Relations Michael J Britt
“We want to thank Speaker Heastie and of course we also need to thank Majority Leader Morelle, who has worked tirelessly to educate his colleagues and build support on both sides of the aisle, but particularly among Assembly Democrats.  Our thanks, as well, go to those legislators in both houses and both parties who have supported this effort over the years.

“This is a big step forward for MMA, the athletes and the huge fan base the sport enjoys in New York, however, there are still more steps before New York finally crosses the hurdle to legalize professional MMA.  We look forward to working with the chairs of the committees and all Assemblymembers to provide them with any information they may need as they address the bill to legalize and regulate MMA.”

The Rock

The Rock posted the following on Instagram, revealing the “Princess of Latin Pop” Belinda was on the set of the new Baywatch movie, rehearsing for her role in the film: