A Collection Of Literary Gems From The UFC's Lawsuit Against New YorkLuke O'Brien11/17/11 4:20pmFiled to: MMAUFCNew york mma banLawsuitsNewstweet9EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkZuffa, the UFC's parent company, has sued New York officials in an attempt to overturn the state's idiotic ban on MMA, a prohibition that drives the sport underground and exists chiefly because of the efforts of one misguided moralist. Several prominent fighters, including light heavyweight champ Jon Jones and female MMA starlet have teamed up with Zuffa for the legal battle, which is being cast as a First Amendment issue and a fight over freedom of expression. Over liberty and so forth. Cool. Let's not get carried away. The UFC is acting in its own self-interest. Which is fine. But the company could also open up the state to other MMA promoters. Which is fine, too. We'll be following the case as it develops.