Vermont Becomes 46th State to Regulate MMA

Written by Tom Ngo
May 5th, 2012

Lorenzo Fertitta UFC

And then there were four. Vermont has become the 46th state to legalize the sport of mixed martial arts in America.

“Vermont’s legislation of the sport of MMA is further evidence of the continued growth and success of our sport in this country,” said UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta (Pictured). “We are pleased that fans in Vermont will now have the opportunity to watch a live UFC event in their own backyard, and look forward to making that happen.”

The UFC has led the way in helping MMA gain regulation throughout the US. Only New York and Connecticut remain unregulated, while Alaska and Montana lack the necessary regulatory bodies to oversee the sport.

Ironically, this news comes as the world’s premier MMA promotion will be hosting a show just outside of the NYC.

“UFC on FOX: Diaz vs. Miller” takes place tonight inside IZOD Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Oh, New York. How we long for you…

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