UFC Vs. NY — A True Heavyweight Battle

Law360, New York (August 9, 2012, 1:09 PM EDT) -- In November 2011, a group of plaintiffs — including leading mixed martial arts (MMA) promoter Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) — filed suit in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York, seeking a declaration that New York state’s 14-year-old ban on professional MMA fights is unconstitutional, and an injunction banning its enforcement. The complaint raises multiple constitutional issues. It alleges, among other things:

that the ban — targeted as it is at the “violent message of MMA” — constitutes an impermissible content-based restriction...
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