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Assemblyman Rob Walker Launches Facebook Group for MMA Support in New York

(Do it for the Hammer, the Terror, and Bones.)

With the vote to lift the ban on MMA in New York State imminent (or so we hear), our NY state assemblyman friend Rob Walker has taken to Facebook to drum up some more support. In the mission statement for his newly-launched group "Support Mixed Martial Arts in New York State," Walker writes the following:

I have been in talks with representatives from the UFC and we are trying to pass a bill that will allow for the sanction of the UFC. By joining this group we hope that it will help show people how much people want to see the sport be once again allowed in New York. The problem we are having is the miss conception of what the sport is. It has been called, "Human Cock Fighting" it has been criticized by everyone but what people do not realize is how far the sport has come.

Rules are now in place to protect the competitors. There is equipment and protective gear to enhance the safety and to reduce injuries to the competitors. Unlike boxing you do not just stand there and get punched in the head, Mixed Martial Arts is safer than boxing. There are numerous styles of fighting the sport promotes and you can be doing anything from boxing, to wrestling to some form of Martial Arts. By allowing the sport to be sanctioned we will have control over the sport, there are numerous under ground fight clubs all over the State that are done illegally. The dangers that come with this are tremendous and there is no control or limit on what goes on at these fights.
This sport has barely scratched the surface of its potential and New York State can not afford to miss out on this great opportunity, so help us out by supporting the sport and listening to the reasons why this support can be so successful.

If you’re on Facebook, and especially if you live in New York, please do us a huge favor and join this group. The tide is turning thanks to grassroots movements like this, and getting a UFC event to Madison Square Garden in early 2010 is becoming a very real possibility.

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Facebook_Search- October 17, 2011 at 9:10 pm
OK I will join your Facebook group and I hope I'll will get useful news and updates

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betathomesrbija- February 17, 2011 at 1:09 am
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totomix- February 16, 2011 at 3:48 pm
I see you got talent in writing articles. Waiting for more informations
platne typy
shiki31- April 25, 2009 at 7:36 pm
even though he misspelled "misconception" i assume he's a smart guy and it's gooder to have him on mma's side than other not so gooder assemblymen.
Fuck a bunch of NY- April 25, 2009 at 6:37 pm
Who realy gives a shit about MMA in New York besides New Yorker's and Matt Serra, and possibly the down syndrome afflicted Pete Sell. New York is a shit hole of a city and everything they have sucks (yankees, jets, mets, giants, etc.).

Bones Jones is bad ass though
smashfacekillah- April 25, 2009 at 12:48 am
Damn fuck shit I think legalizing or at least decriminalizing mma in ny and all states would be a great idea. Bones is the shit. Fuck you caps lock douche and have a nice day.
Dizzack- April 24, 2009 at 10:29 pm
Jon "Bones" Jones will be the LHW champ in 2011....
comments anyone?
Anonymous- April 24, 2009 at 5:22 pm
The Terror Serra????
Anonymess- April 24, 2009 at 3:35 pm
guns usa... i hope someone stomps the shit out of the terror for endorsing that shit.
MAD MIKE- April 24, 2009 at 3:24 pm
caps lock hal is the only douche bag on this page..............
KU JUDO- April 24, 2009 at 3:21 pm
Do you guys actually think that the congressman is actually updating his own Facebook page? Of course not, he probably has an intern doing it. Which would explain all of the spelling errors.
CZ- April 24, 2009 at 3:01 pm
For the guy who called Hughes and Serra douches, Hughes may be, but I met Matt Serra in Albany Last yeat and he's really down to earth and a super cool guy. He was more than happy to shoot the shit, and talk very highly of GSP who at the time had dismantled Matt about two weeks earlier. Not sure of the real defintion of douche, but I dont think thats it
obsessis- April 24, 2009 at 2:52 pm
he definitely can't spell and his sentence structure is poor. shouldn't he have somebody to write shit like this for him?
CAPS LOCK HAL, - April 24, 2009 at 2:42 pm
aj- April 24, 2009 at 2:32 pm
Grass root efforts like paying shit loads of money.
Anonymous- April 24, 2009 at 2:07 pm
Not usually a grammar-nazi (yes, they are annoying) but I guess I do wish the elected official that wants to sponsor MMA in NY could spell "misconception" correctly.

Jay Smith- April 24, 2009 at 1:55 pm
LegaLIZE it bro!!!! I hope they get it done.............maybe weed next :)
Fedor vs Bas- April 24, 2009 at 1:40 pm
Hell yea. I jsut invited mad peeps. Grass-roots movement
Redmoose- April 24, 2009 at 1:37 pm
Hughes by third round small joint manipulation. Thumb crank.
Ample- April 24, 2009 at 1:35 pm
I hope Hughes and Serra bust a simultaneous KO, both are douches.