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Josh Barnett: ‘Rock Em, Sock Em’ Reilly will vote for MMA when he can get rich from it

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"New York is a very big legislative district and there’s a lot of money going through here … [MMA] is an easy target for a politician to make it seem like he’s working for the money he’s gobbling up into his pockets through special interests and greasing palms, the old-boys network. Politicians aren’t really there to serve us, they’re there to serve themselves and to work and live in the political circle that it is and live off the political money that is in that circle. When the day comes that it’s more beneficial for them to have MMA (in New York) instead of attacking it, then things will change. Until they think they can get rich off it, they’re going to use it as their Rock’Em, Sock ‘Em Robot."

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Post #1   6/7/09 5:09:07AM   

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I've always agreed with the way Josh looks at this subject.
I think he hit it dead on when he talked about politics and MMA on Inside MMA a while back.

Post #2   6/7/09 8:54:01AM   

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Posted by mrsmiley

I've always agreed with the way Josh looks at this subject.
I think he hit it dead on when he talked about politics and MMA on Inside MMA a while back.



100% agree, Josh has a great view and understanding of MMA and Politics. I agree that we won't see MMA in NY until the state can make sure they are going to be getting their cut.

Post #3   6/7/09 10:55:38AM