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MMA Bill Passes Vote in NY State Assembly Committee (!!!)

(You know who gets no play from the ladies, Bob?  A loser, that’s who.)

The New York State Assembly’s Tourism, Arts, and Sports Development Committee finally voted on bill A02009 this morning – known to you jokers as the thing to move MMA towards legalization in New York State – and it passed with a 14-6 vote.  The bill has been referred to the Codes Committee for another vote, which means MMA is now closer to being sanctioned in New York than ever before. 

The bill still has to make it past the Codes Committee and a vote by the State Assembly, but at least it survived the opening onslaught by Assemblyman Bob Reilly, who reportedly tried to sway other committee members yesterday in a twenty-minute presentation on the brutality of the sport and the unsavory nature of its proponents with a video featuring Brock Lesnar vs. Randy Couture, Corey Hill’s broken leg, and Dana White’s video blog tirade against Loretta Hunt

The bill passed anyway, suggesting that just maybe those fourteen members of the committee thought Lesnar/Couture was a pretty decent little scrap.  We now raise our celebratory flutes of champagne or, failing that, a can of Miller High Life (the champagne of beers), and toast a small, though important victory for our side.  Salud, Potato Nation.

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831 Son- June 3, 2009 at 4:13 pm
Americaaaaa, FUCK YEAH.
Anhonestmoose- June 3, 2009 at 2:15 pm
@ everyone wondering about why he showed the couture-lesnar fight, the size discrepancy makes it seem like a freak show and not a legit sport. not from my viewpoint, but likely from his.
Bob Reilly- June 3, 2009 at 1:34 pm
MMA needs better bone diameter regulations so we don't see any more Cory Hill type accidents. Bob Reilly out.
Bob Reilly- June 3, 2009 at 1:31 pm
I do read this! And my shenanigans have just begun! mwa ha ha!
T1- June 3, 2009 at 12:07 pm
THIS. IS. [insert word that would sound good screamed]

Bob's a cock.
skyjo- June 3, 2009 at 11:21 am
The Champagne of Beers!
My Fight Wiffa Cheeto- June 3, 2009 at 11:16 am

In the words of Johnny Drama... "VICTORYYYYYYYY!!!"
El Famous Burrito- June 3, 2009 at 11:14 am
Serra vs. Baroni?

You think GSP was greasy?

Shut uppa you mouf!
TheKCB- June 3, 2009 at 10:30 am
Me Rikey passed bills
Titos Head- June 3, 2009 at 10:26 am
manutdfan- June 3, 2009 at 10:14 am
I would have to say that I hope Mr. Reilly does not read such sites as this, so he doesn't go to the next debate better armed with our favourite 'bloodbaths'!
ArmFarmer- June 3, 2009 at 10:09 am
lmao he used a decent fight that wasn't really that brutal, a fluky leg break that wasn't even the result of an attack by the opponent, and a completely unrelated video blog.. to try and change their minds. What a dumbass thank god he is completely uninformed. He used the accidental cory hill leg break when on the very same night there was a very on purpose arm-being-turned-inside-out by the opponent (cantwell). There are sooo many more brutal looking clips he could have shown. Joe stevenson/Yeves Edwards, Penn/Stevenson, Babalu choking that dude (heath?) unconscious in a pool of his own blood.. but he showed Cotoure/Lesnar.. that's too funny.
LoneWolf- June 3, 2009 at 9:52 am
HELL YEA!!!!!!!!!!!!! To be able to finally see an MMA event in this city would be amazing!!!!!
Old_Bald_and_Irish- June 3, 2009 at 9:51 am
@ mayhem

WHOA!...I think your on to something....

Serra vs Baroni: The Goomba Grudge Match!

...seriously, I'd watch that fight!
DangadaDang- June 3, 2009 at 9:46 am
Finally something that makes living here worth the extraordinary amount of $ it costs
mayhem- June 3, 2009 at 9:36 am
Bout time! Now when do we get Matt Sera vs Phil Baroni at MSG?
Lumberjack86- June 3, 2009 at 9:34 am
Not sure why he would use the Lesner vs Couture fight. I'm pretty sure there are way bloodier and gruesome fights out there. Just goes to show how worthless he really is. Can't even do the research to find a proper fight video.
The Lizardking05- June 3, 2009 at 9:34 am
Crap Factory- June 3, 2009 at 9:31 am
a platypus- June 3, 2009 at 9:28 am
booya, beginning of the end for reilly's shenanigans
Swedish- June 3, 2009 at 9:27 am
Nice work CP on reporting this and pushing the issue

a UFC event at MSG would be amazing
Tynomite- June 3, 2009 at 9:27 am
Read the Forum's Ben, I beat you to the punch.
Fedor vs. Bas- June 3, 2009 at 9:11 am
As a NY-er I say: