Matt Serra was the special guest at Fight Club Q&A at the Prudential Center in Newark on Friday before UFC 111. (For those of you who've never been to a live event, UFC always does a question-and-answer session with a fighter for an hour or so before the weigh-ins).
About half of the people who got to ask questions introduced themselves as being from Long Island or a borough of New York City.
Sure, it's a short drive to Newark, but that's not the point. The point is New York is the biggest media market in the country, and "The Capital of the World" as former Mayor Rudy Giuliani used to say.
The fact that mixed martial is not legal in New York is mind-boggling, and is the subject of my Sunday newspaper column. Give it a read and make me happy.