Michael_Benjamin2012 April 29, 2012 at 10:49 pm Reply Melissa – Thank you for following my blog. As you know I am campaigning to get the NY State Assembly and Governor Andrew Cuomo to lift the ban on professional mixed martial arts. The State Senate has already passed legislation lifting the ban. I urge you and your followers, especially, women MMA enthusiasts to contact NYS Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver at 518-455-4100 and Governor Cuomo at 518-474-8390. Urge them to LIFT THE BAN!