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Underground MMA

posted Jul 19, 2011, 10:32 AM by Eric Greenbaum   [ updated Jul 19, 2011, 10:42 AM ]

MMA is currently illegal in NY.  That means that promoters cannot stage licensed, state-sanctioned mixed martial arts fights.  The result of this is a thriving underground fight scene.  This week in his Wall Street Journal blog, Francesco Anselmi documented one of these unsanctioned bouts.  The article is aight and the pictures are awesome.  Check it out.

Friday Night Fights Return 7/22/11

posted Jul 7, 2011, 5:40 PM by Eric Greenbaum   [ updated Jul 7, 2011, 5:47 PM ]

This event should be off the hook.   Look for duly authorized representatives from Empire for swag. From FNF facebook page:
What does the longest running fight series do after putting on a record breaking 3 sold out shows in row? Step it up a notch by bringing New York an 8 man tournament just a few weeks later!

8 of the top junior middle weights from the entire north american continent descend on New York City on July 22nd for the most challenging test a fighter can experience - an eight man tournament conducted completely in one night - the top two competitors will have to fight 3 times in one night. This is not for the feint of heart. 

The process for deciding who will fight who will be completely random with 100% transparency. We will be determining the tournament structure through a random drawing performed in front of the audience just moments before the tournament begins that night! 

Fighters set to participate:

Troy Sheridan - Toronto, Canada
Phillip LeGrand - Brooklyn, NY
Hiro Perera - Washington, DC
Chris McMillan - Calgary, Canada
Adam Edgerton - Louisville, Kentucky
Diarmade McGregor - Boston, Mass
Tariq Ismail - Ottawa, Canada
Richard Huang - Queens, NY

Muay Thai @ the Beacon

posted Jul 6, 2011, 8:02 PM by Eric Greenbaum

This Friday night, the New York fight scene will be treated to an incredible night of muay thai at the world famous beacon theater.  Billed as "the biggest night of Muay Thai in NYC history," the night promises to be an exciting showcase of local and international muay thai talent.  With 16 local gyms represented, and titles on the line, you don't want to miss this one.  See below for a link to the promoter's website.

Ordering Info

posted Jul 5, 2011, 8:44 AM by Eric Greenbaum

Empire is currently taking orders via telephone only.  Online purchases will be enabled as soon as possible.  We are sorry for any inconvenience.  Call us and we can talk about it.

Welcome to the birth of an Empire

posted Jul 3, 2011, 11:34 AM by Eric Greenbaum

Thank you all for visiting the Empire Fight Sports website.  We are one of the fastest growing fight sport outfitters in the NYC metro area.  Not only do we provide the highest quality gear to fighters, but we strive to be a resource for the fight community and advocate for the mixed martial arts (MMA) community in NY.  Visit our site frequently for updates on upcoming events and specials on gear and merchandise.  Feel free to contact us with any questions or any suggestions for how we can better serve the NY MMA community.  

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