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Damn It! It Looks Like MMA Legalization in NY Isn’t Going to Happen *Again* This Year

(New York State Assembly: where dreams are squashed.)

The man in charge of the Assembly floor in New York, Democrat Speaker Sheldon Silver yesterday put the big kabosh on the hopes of MMA supporters who were optimistic that the sport will be made legal in the Empire State this year.

Silver intimated to the New York Daily News that the bill may not even be brought to the Assembly floor for a vote before the current legislative session ends on June 20 because the support isn’t there, which is curious considering votes in the other levels of government have all swung considerably in favor of approving legalization.

“There does not appear to be widespread support in the Assembly for this legislation,” Silver said, ignoring the several outspoken Assmbly members who have voiced their support of the bill introduced by Democrat Assemblyman Steve Englebright.

Bill A04146A breezed through Senate voting a few weeks ago, the Assembly Tourism Committee voting this week and is expected to pass without issue through Assembly Codes Committee voting next week, so why not finally put it to an Assembly vote so we can see things done in a democratic manner (you know, since the Assembly is made up of a 94-58 Democratic majority) once and for all.

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Mike Russell- June 9, 2011 at 4:53 am

I was referring to the irony of the Democrat-run assembly not allowing the issue to be settled democratically, not that I thought the Dems were supporting the bill.
Dmonicideals- June 8, 2011 at 8:55 pm
Dana, why the fuck do you fucking come down to fucking Phoenix?
Bob Reilly- June 8, 2011 at 5:49 pm
You're a bit fat chode and you're a cocksucker.
radiobaby- June 8, 2011 at 4:25 pm
"(you know, since the Assembly is made up of a 94-58 Democratic majority)"

You are aware that it is the democrats that are sucking the cock of the lobbyists and opposing MMA legislation, right? And Bob Reilly is most certainly one of those cocksuckers.
Nut Puncher 9000- June 8, 2011 at 1:28 pm
Why are so many people concerned with NY? The UFC could NEVER do a show there and it would not affect their bottom line at all. Every gain in this equation is for NY and if they do not want to do it then fuck em. Plenty of other places across the nation, including close to NY NY, that would love to have the UFC come through.

The MMA media needs to take the focus off of these assholes and then it will go through much easier. The EXPOSURE is all these people want anyway. Take that away, and suddenly their huge battle to fuck over station casino owners becomes nothing but a matter of dollars and cents for the state of NY.
El Famous Burrito- June 8, 2011 at 1:23 pm
This article was just begging for a Fuggedaboudit headline.
Kid Clam Curtains- June 8, 2011 at 1:14 pm
Oh fucking well.
arm chair cut man- June 8, 2011 at 12:46 pm
Anybody else think New York could just really care less. How do they really benefit from legalizing it?

New York already gets all the tourists staying in Manhattan for all the big shows that take place in Jersey. God knows no sane person want's to spend a night in Newark, so they stay across the river and spend their tourist dollars there.

Sure NY could pick up a few event registration fee's once they legalize, but really it's filling hotel rooms and restaurants that's going to benefit the state. And they already do that.

I think it's silly too, but just a different way to look at it.
Dizzylittlelord- June 8, 2011 at 12:10 pm
bob reilly is a bit fat chode
whiterice- June 8, 2011 at 11:51 am
This is beginning to be like "Fedor is coming to the UFC" and pretty soon I'll just stop hoping, because I don't want to get hurt anymore.