Court Rejects UFC Preliminary Injunction Request in New York

As first reported by Fightland, Federal Judge Kimba Wood has released reasons for judgement denying Zuffa’s request for a preliminary injunction preventing New York from using their Combative Sport Law to shut down a planned UFC event at Madison Square Gardens.

Zuffa argued that a preliminary injunction was needed because the case will likely succeed at trial, there will be irreparable harm (either by having the event shut down or the looming threat of criminal charges if the event proceeds) without a preliminary injunction and lastly that an injunction is in the public interest.

The Court declined the request for a preliminary injunction finding a Pullman abstention was appropriate.

Fightland obtained the below copy of Judge Wood’s reasons:

Screenshot Judge Wood Reasons

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