New York Assemblyman Bob Reilly put his personal agenda against MMA on prominent display during a debate this week with opposing candidate Jennifer Whalen.
"On a personal level, because what happens in the legislature -- you have to shepherd certain bills through, I will be working, as I've said, twice already -- my forfeeiture of pension bill. I will also be working on the bill -- although it is not a bill -- I will be working against the bill that would put Ultimate Fighting into this state. Those are a personal effort where I am the lead legislator on those two efforts."
"Probably the single effort that I did -- and I won’t say that it's the most important -- is my single effort to keep Ultimate Fighting out of New York State. Why those who advocate this violent and vicious sport for the reason that it will bring money to this state, I, in fact, claim it will not."
"I'm proud of the fact that almost single-handedly I have kept this out of New York not only because violence begets violence and it’s not what we should have in our state, but also it ultimately saves us money by not having this sport in New York."
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