MMA has officially become legal in the state of New York, which is something many athletes and fans have been waiting for. 

In addition to the newly announced UFC 205 event taking place at Madison Square Garden in November, UFC is also looking to run events in Albany, Syracuse, and Rochester -- which is exciting news for the Capital Region. There are also plans to potentially hold a UFC event at New York's famous Yankee Stadium.

While no official statements have been released, negotiations will soon take place to increase UFC involvement in New York state.