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Lift The Ban Watch: Reilly "Probably" Won't Vote Against MMA If Included In State Budget

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Victory for MMA legislation in New York may finally be near. The biggest roadblock to MMA in the state-NY Assemblyman Bob Reilly-may be ready to wave the white flag. He's still against it, but should the legislation be in the state budget, he'll probably give up and not vote against it. He admits that the fiscal problems of the "Empire State" are "too big to be held up by a fight over mixed martial arts." Says Reilly, "It is violence for violence’s sake. And violence begets violence.... [But if the sanctioning of mixed martial arts is not removed from the budget process] Then I will probably not vote against it. As this will only be a small part of the budget."

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Post #1   3/24/10 7:07:30AM   

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It seems like ny legislators became fans over the past few months. I say this because the revenue from the gate won't plug the budget deficit. Also much of the money flies itself back to Las Vegas and splits up into Fertitas pockets and Dana Whites Ferrari dealers pockets. Local hotels and restraunts around an event venue are the only real economic activity besides the gate.


I cant wait for UFC to go to MSG, so I can miss it due to tickets being sold 4 $300!

Post #2   3/24/10 8:59:00AM   

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To me, more like they finally found a way to get around Reilly constantly blocking the legislation. It's a win-win and I think if it goes through, Reilly will see just how unfounded his claims really were.

Post #3   3/24/10 9:41:28AM