The sport of mixed martial arts was banned in 1997 in New York. At one time the sport was banned in most parts of the United States, which was spearheaded by John McCain who called MMA human cockfighting. New York was the last state to legalize the sport in the United States.
Stomping is disallowed in most combat sports. The Ultimate Fighting Championship allows stomps to be performed from the clinch, while stomping on a downed opponent is considered illegal. Although now defunct as a promotion, PRIDE FC rules allowed competitors to stomp on a downed opponent, either to the head or body.
UFC Schedule - 2021
|Jun 12||UFC 263: Adesanya vs. Vettori 2||Gila River Arena, Glendale, AZ|
|Jun 5||UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs. Sakai||UFC APEX, Las Vegas, NV|
|May 22||UFC Fight Night: Font vs. Garbrandt||UFC APEX, Las Vegas, NV|
|May 15||UFC 262: Oliveira vs. Chandler||Toyota Center (Houston), Houston, TX|
UFC and MMA are not the same things. MMA, which stands for Mixed Martial Arts, is a sport. UFC, which stands for Ultimate Fighting Championship, is a promotion (organization) that promotes MMA fights. Just like NHL and ice hockey or FIFA and football (soccer) – one is a league/tournament/cup, and one is a sport.