South Dakota town votes 841 to 1,228 to ban MMA following barfight death


Residents of Watertown, S.D. have voted to end mixed martial arts events in the city.

KWAT radio reports that Tuesday's vote was 841 people favoring the events and 1,228 people opposing them.

The City Council in May voted 5-3 to allow MMA events. MMA opponents gathered enough petition signatures to force a citywide vote.

Promoter Mike Alama says he'll still hold fights in the Watertown area, but outside the city limits.

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The vote comes after a local MMA team founder, Jerrin Stulken, was charged with murder in a beating death. Sulken's only known formal training was in Tae Kwon Do.


tags: Legistlation   Regulation   Watertown   South Dakota   


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jaseprobst site profile image  

6/23/11 8:40 PM by jaseprobst

 That's perfectly fine. The next town over should start holding MMA events, make lots of money for the city in ticket fees, and then build a better city hall. THAT will make them think twice!

Aces Wild site profile image  

6/23/11 6:32 PM by Aces Wild

I think he's just giving you shit because you have a Mexican s/n. Don't mind him.

LosMuertos site profile image  

6/23/11 6:19 PM by LosMuertos

Axemurdered, you're actually going to pick out a single letter typo? Holy shit that's petty. I'm typing with one finger on a phone. Why don't you try and see the point instead of playing grammar and spelling police?

ViciousCesar site profile image  

6/23/11 1:50 PM by ViciousCesar

Yes, in that case you are right. But in this case, I'm almost certain the order is wrong. Specially if we use your exact example, the new York times doesn't post "Yankees win 2-6 in Boston".

TopGrinder site profile image  

6/23/11 1:34 PM by TopGrinder

 Whats next??????? They gonna ban dancing in the town?

jjj2121 site profile image  

6/23/11 1:16 PM by jjj2121

 I understand what you are trying to say, it's still wrong. The NY Post doesn't write "YANKEES LOSE 2-6".

Squared Circle site profile image  

6/23/11 1:16 PM by Squared Circle

Watertown will be just fine without MMA and vice-versa. The only people who will suffer as a result of this decision are local tattoo parlors and mohawk stylists.

ViciousCesar site profile image  

6/23/11 1:08 PM by ViciousCesar

Actually the second number is just supposed to be a reference to the opposition's numbers. You put the numbers that coincide with the subject, in this case people who voted to ban mma, first.

Biggy site profile image  

6/23/11 11:19 AM by Biggy

it's too bad it ended this way but the people of the land have spoken.

octowussy site profile image  

6/23/11 11:03 AM by octowussy

I hope they ban Nascar next time someone dies while speeding. And I hope they ban hunting the next time someone gets shot. Assaulted with a baseball bat? Ban baseball! Someone slips on some ice and breaks their skull open? Ban hockey!