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6/23/11 12:06 AM
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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.


6/23/11 12:09 AM
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As much as I dislike the outcome, I like the process. 

More things need to be voted on this way.
6/23/11 12:11 AM
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6/23/11 12:12 AM
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Kliquid - As much as I dislike the outcome, I like the process. 

More things need to be voted on this way.
6/23/11 12:14 AM
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Finally some fucking real news on the site Phone Post
6/23/11 12:16 AM
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Kliquid - As much as I dislike the outcome, I like the process. 

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6/23/11 12:18 AM
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Kliquid - As much as I dislike the outcome, I like the process.

More things need to be voted on this way. Phone Post
6/23/11 12:18 AM
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Watertown MD pop. 21,482

so about 10% of the people voted
6/23/11 1:03 AM
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sometimes these things happen... in m m a
6/23/11 1:16 AM
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Ban guns and knives too IMO. Phone Post
6/23/11 1:46 AM
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What's next, ban bars? Prohibition!

People are retarded. The ignorance surrounding MMA is astounding.
6/23/11 1:49 AM
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I was kind of confused by the title. The way it's worded denotes that the people for the ban got 841 votes, while 1,228 votes were against the ban.

UG News is a moran.
6/23/11 2:52 AM
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Kliquid - As much as I dislike the outcome, I like the process. 

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I'm pretty sure all US cities in this scenario have to go through a vote no?
6/23/11 2:55 AM
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battle at the barn will be happening elsewhere i assume.
6/23/11 7:06 AM
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um educated, really?
6/23/11 8:19 AM
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ViciousCesar - I was kind of confused by the title. The way it's worded denotes that the people for the ban got 841 votes, while 1,228 votes were against the ban.

UG News is a moran.

 It is because only a moran would write 'x votes 841 to 1,228 to ban y'.  A 6 year old may say it that way...but not an adult.
6/23/11 9:43 AM
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 they should have banned football as well, WAY more deaths per year...
6/23/11 10:16 AM
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Seems like a knee jerk reaction.
6/23/11 10:17 AM
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paneo astima - ban Tae Kwan Do

 
6/23/11 10:21 AM
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paneo astima - ban Tae Kwan Do

 

 
6/23/11 10:25 AM
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All these provinces and states opposing MMA aren't even stopping it - they're just pushing it back onto reservations and underground fights that increase the potential for serious injury and complication/fighters getting robbed and ripped off.
6/23/11 11:19 AM
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it's too bad it ended this way but the people of the land have spoken. Phone Post
6/23/11 1:08 PM
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ViciousCesar - I was kind of confused by the title. The way it's worded denotes that the people for the ban got 841 votes, while 1,228 votes were against the ban.

UG News is a moran.

 It is because only a moran would write 'x votes 841 to 1,228 to ban y'.  A 6 year old may say it that way...but not an adult.


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.
6/23/11 1:16 PM
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jjj2121 - 
ViciousCesar - I was kind of confused by the title. The way it's worded denotes that the people for the ban got 841 votes, while 1,228 votes were against the ban.

UG News is a moran.

 It is because only a moran would write 'x votes 841 to 1,228 to ban y'.  A 6 year old may say it that way...but not an adult.


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.

 I understand what you are trying to say, it's still wrong.

The NY Post doesn't write "YANKEES LOSE 2-6".
6/23/11 1:16 PM
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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.

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