Michigan bill to regulate amateur MMA

source: wwmt.com
 

A local lawmaker has proposed Legislation to regulate what many consider a dangerous sport.

Mixed martial arts is growing in popularity and more and more amateurs are getting involved, with events being held in back hards and bars.

Representative Dave Agema, a Republican from Grandville, says there are no consistent rules to the sport and he hopes his new proposal helps regulate it.

“Some people are renting barns, renting a facility, throwing these fights and making lots of money,” said Rep. Agema, “and these kids are getting hurt.”

Under the bill the Regulations would be similar to the professional MMA fight standards. It would give the commission the ability to license promoters and remove their license if they're doing things they're not supposed to.

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JonnySak site profile image  

2/25/11 9:17 AM by JonnySak

  “Some people are renting barns, renting a facility, throwing these fights and making lots of money,” said Rep. Agema, “and these kids are getting hurt.” Translation = Other people are making lots of money and the state isn't getting a cut.

Voodoo site profile image  

2/25/11 9:15 AM by Voodoo

Definitely a good sign

Daniel Carver site profile image  

2/25/11 8:57 AM by Daniel Carver

 TTT for legal MMA!

EKPOGI site profile image  

2/25/11 7:20 AM by EKPOGI

good

KingstonHawke site profile image  

2/25/11 3:30 AM by KingstonHawke

This is good news. They should do this everywhere.

KingstonHawke site profile image  

2/25/11 3:30 AM by KingstonHawke

This is good news. They should do this everywhere.

Shank Tark site profile image  

2/25/11 2:35 AM by Shank Tark

Back hards.