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MMA Down for the Count in New York...again!

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A measure to legalize Mixed Martial Arts, AKA Ultimate Fighting, or Cage Fighting, is apparently down for the count in the Assembly Tourism committee after it looked like it didn’t have enough votes to move forward this afternoon.

Among those taking credit for the knockout was Assemblyman Bob Reilly, D-Colonie who argued that the state shouldn’t sanction a sport characterized larely by its brutality.

“We ban cockfighting and dog fighting — should we allow humans to enter a cage to knee, kick, and punch each other?” asked Reilly.

Last week Reilly had expressed concern that the measure might pass, given the big money and lobbying pressure involved here. But ultimately, the argument against it prevailed.

Ultimate Fighting Championship, the organization that promotes such activities, has been lobbying to get in New York since 2001.
It’s currently illegal in over 20 states, including New York, said Reilly.

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It’s currently illegal in over 20 states, including New York, said Reilly.




He should be saying not regulated in over 20 states...there's a huge difference.

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Post #2   6/18/08 5:06:53PM   

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It's called FREEDOM.
The fighters CHOOSE to fight and the fans CHOOSE to watch.
Of course our politicians really don't believe in freedom anyhow.
For themselves yes....for the populace no.
Chickens and dogs are at the mercy of the "promoters".
They have no CHOICE.
What about rodeos?
What about bullfights?
Hmmmmmm.
FREEDOM I say.
The voting booth is where we can fight them.
The word "Idiot" is an ancient Greek word which translates to "man who doesn't vote".
Enough rambling.
New Yorkers need to get together and make a stink like no stink has ever stunk before.

Post #3   6/18/08 5:15:39PM   

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Yeah someday it will happen, can you imagine UFC in Madison Square Garden!


So then I guess this isn't the "big announcement"

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Posted by Sir_Karl

It's called FREEDOM.
The fighters CHOOSE to fight and the fans CHOOSE to watch.
Of course our politicians really don't believe in freedom anyhow.
For themselves yes....for the populace no.
Chickens and dogs are at the mercy of the "promoters".
They have no CHOICE.
What about rodeos?
What about bullfights?
Hmmmmmm.
FREEDOM I say.
The voting booth is where we can fight them.
The word "Idiot" is an ancient Greek word which translates to "man who doesn't vote".
Enough rambling.
New Yorkers need to get together and make a stink like no stink has ever stunk before.



Either that, or Rampage needs to go up there and Woop dat ass!

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I am so glad I no longer Live in NY... Between them electing Hiliary that was the down fall of the once great state of NY... They allow boxing.. but won;t allow MMA.. you know the Boxing people had something to do with this... I am so Glad I moved to TN now.. it si SANCTIONED HERE WOO HOO.. perhaps the big announcement has something to do with holding an Event here in Nashville or Memphis... Imagine Quinton fighting infront of his home town crowd... that would be AWESOME...

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Posted by clintjack

Yeah someday it will happen, can you imagine UFC in Madison Square Garden!


So then I guess this isn't the "big announcement"




Posted by The-Don

I am so glad I no longer Live in NY... Between them electing Hiliary that was the down fall of the once great state of NY... They allow boxing.. but won;t allow MMA.. you know the Boxing people had something to do with this... I am so Glad I moved to TN now.. it si SANCTIONED HERE WOO HOO.. perhaps the big announcement has something to do with holding an Event here in Nashville or Memphis... Imagine Quinton fighting infront of his home town crowd... that would be AWESOME...



Guys, the announcement has already been released.


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i will wait. very impatiently

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Posted by Sir_Karl

It's called FREEDOM.
The fighters CHOOSE to fight and the fans CHOOSE to watch.
Of course our politicians really don't believe in freedom anyhow.
For themselves yes....for the populace no.
Chickens and dogs are at the mercy of the "promoters".
They have no CHOICE.
What about rodeos?
What about bullfights?
Hmmmmmm.
FREEDOM I say.
The voting booth is where we can fight them.
The word "Idiot" is an ancient Greek word which translates to "man who doesn't vote".
Enough rambling.
New Yorkers need to get together and make a stink like no stink has ever stunk before.



it really pisses me off when people compare mma to cockfighting and dogfighting. its not even the same damn ballpark

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Posted by dannyfrank


Posted by Sir_Karl

It's called FREEDOM.
The fighters CHOOSE to fight and the fans CHOOSE to watch.
Of course our politicians really don't believe in freedom anyhow.
For themselves yes....for the populace no.
Chickens and dogs are at the mercy of the "promoters".
They have no CHOICE.
What about rodeos?
What about bullfights?
Hmmmmmm.
FREEDOM I say.
The voting booth is where we can fight them.
The word "Idiot" is an ancient Greek word which translates to "man who doesn't vote".
Enough rambling.
New Yorkers need to get together and make a stink like no stink has ever stunk before.



it really pisses me off when people compare mma to cockfighting and dogfighting. its not even the same damn ballpark

''its not even the same freaking sport =D

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All this NY crap should be kept in the same thread HERE

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John McCain couldn't keep MMA down, but this clown Bob Reilly can? Why in the world are there people still against MMA? Don't they know that boxing is MUCH more dangerous than MMA? Take a punch to the head from some unknown clown in NYC or get submitted from a blackbelt...which would you say is safer?

Anyway, I just don't see how New York - one of the most liberal states in the union - could be one of the toughest states to get the sport sanctioned in. It's mind-baffling.

Post #12   6/19/08 5:27:32PM