On March 6th, a rally was held in front of Governor Andrew Cuomo's office in Manhattan in support of legalizing the sport of MMA in New York.  Organized by "Sambo" Steve Keopfer, the rally was attended by MMA fans frustrating with the ban.  MMA's premier videographer, Kahleem Poole-Tejeda was also on hand to document the event.

Hopefully, the rally showed Governor Cuomo how dedicate fans and MMA practitioners are, and how absurd it is to keep the sport illegal in the state.  There is a huge financial upside to legalizing the sport, and it's sad that New York, a world leader in just about everything, is so far behind the times when it comes to mixed martial arts.

Check out the video of the rally, and read below to see how you can help get MMA legalized in the state of New York.

Coalition to Legalize Mixed Martial Arts in New York: A non-partisan group of organizations, gyms, business owners, and individuals who volunteer to support the legalization and regulation of mixed martial arts in the state of New York. For information about how you can help us, contact Stephen Koepfer at 718-728-8054, follow on Twitter @sambosteve, or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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