Is New York MMA bill dead, despite growing support?

by Kenneth Lovett | source:

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver yesterday appeared to KO the latest bid to legalize ultimate fighting in New York, despite its mounting momentum in the state Capitol.

"There does not appear to be widespread support in the Assembly for this legislation," Silver said when asked if the proposal would be approved before the June 20 end of the legislative session.

The bill to legalize and regulate the popular but controversial sport overwhelmingly cleared the Assembly Tourism Committee this week. It already passed the Senate.">read entire article...

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smth416 site profile image  

6/9/11 10:14 AM by smth416


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6/9/11 9:20 AM by Coolface_Awesomeson

Hey New York,You suck.Your Pal, Ohio (home of the cruiserweight division)

mmabbn site profile image  

6/8/11 5:15 PM by mmabbn

And doesn't 2 of those states have no athletic commission?

RKing85 site profile image  

6/8/11 5:10 PM by RKing85

I laughed at everyone who two or three weeks ago got so excited, thinking that MMA was coming to New York.It obviously wasn't going to be pass the assembly.

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6/8/11 4:11 PM by CraneKickedByTheKarateKid

How many states are left?

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6/8/11 4:11 PM by Mike Russell


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6/8/11 4:09 PM by Gforce

New York sucks. There is a reason why everyone is "voting with their feet" and LEAVING.This guy is one of the biggest things wrong with the place. He's fucked up a lot more than MMA. starters, there are basically no ethics laws in NYS. Elected officials like this assclown are not required to disclose their outside income. This scumbag is reported to get millions from a personal injury law firm, so he blocks any legislation aimed at tort reform.

JBob300 site profile image  

6/8/11 3:40 PM by JBob300

man this issue is dragging on so long, i hardly care anymore, and its my favorite sport. nothings going to change unless there are different people in power, and even then your still at a 50/50 shot.glad i dont live in new fucking york haha

Liquid8 site profile image  

6/8/11 12:01 PM by Liquid8

These oldies are just biding their time in the senate. I can’t see their stance changing regardless of outside pressure. The culinary unions simply have way too much political power for this change to take place in the near future. It’s just a matter of time before fresher faces are put into power and MMA gets sanctioned, but unfortunately for MMA fans, that will take awhile.However, this isn’t 2003. The UFC doesn’t need New York to grow anymore and should refocus its recourses on other markets.

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6/8/11 11:52 AM by Gnarls Gnarlington

Goonies Never Say Die!!!