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MMA sanctioning proposal set to move forward in MD Senate

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Efforts to get mixed martial arts sanctioned in Maryland appear on track after a senate committee showed no signs of opposition yesterday to a bill that would give the state athletic commission regulatory power over the sport.

The committee on education, health and environmental affairs likely will decide by Friday whether to forward the bill to a vote by the entire state senate, said sponsor Joan Carter Conway, a Baltimore Democrat.

But no one spoke against the legislation at yesterday's hearing in Annapolis. Senators posed only a few questions about safety regulations.

Conway said Maryland is losing out because the sport is sanctioned in Washington and in such nearby states as Virginia, Delaware and New Jersey.

"We're sitting in the middle of our region, where all of our dollars are going elsewhere," she said.

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Post #1   2/27/08 9:27:52AM   

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Great news!

Post #2   2/27/08 9:37:05AM   

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omg! this is great!

Post #4   2/27/08 10:20:34AM   

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saw this in our local paper. the head coach from a gym around here named John Rallo is the one that started the proposal.

Post #5   2/27/08 5:37:05PM   

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WAR MMA IN MD! If UFC was able to hold an event in Maryland, even if I have to go to Baltimore, I'm there.
Just to clarify/correct a couple points from the first post, MMA is NOT legal in Washington DC, and only Amateur MMA is legal in Virginia. Pro MMA is not.

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Posted by grappler0000

Efforts to get mixed martial arts sanctioned in Maryland appear on track after a senate committee showed no signs of opposition yesterday to a bill that would give the state athletic commission regulatory power over the sport.

The committee on education, health and environmental affairs likely will decide by Friday whether to forward the bill to a vote by the entire state senate, said sponsor Joan Carter Conway, a Baltimore Democrat.

But no one spoke against the legislation at yesterday's hearing in Annapolis. Senators posed only a few questions about safety regulations.

Conway said Maryland is losing out because the sport is sanctioned in Washington and in such nearby states as Virginia, Delaware and New Jersey.

"We're sitting in the middle of our region, where all of our dollars are going elsewhere," she said.

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Then legalize gambling you twit. You're sitting ina region where over a billion dolars a year is going to West Virginia and Deleware

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Posted by grappler0000

Efforts to get mixed martial arts sanctioned in Maryland appear on track after a senate committee showed no signs of opposition yesterday to a bill that would give the state athletic commission regulatory power over the sport.

The committee on education, health and environmental affairs likely will decide by Friday whether to forward the bill to a vote by the entire state senate, said sponsor Joan Carter Conway, a Baltimore Democrat.

But no one spoke against the legislation at yesterday's hearing in Annapolis. Senators posed only a few questions about safety regulations.

Conway said Maryland is losing out because the sport is sanctioned in Washington and in such nearby states as Virginia, Delaware and New Jersey.

"We're sitting in the middle of our region, where all of our dollars are going elsewhere," she said.

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Then legalize gambling you twit. You're sitting ina region where over a billion dolars a year is going to West Virginia and Deleware



And Pennsylvania...I live about 40 mins north the mason dixon line...Thank god PA finally Legalized Gambling..

Post #8   2/27/08 9:13:56PM