(An artist’s rendering of how Bob Reilly depicted New York would look if MMA was legalized)
Well, supporters put up a valiant fight, but in the end New York State once again cock-blocked the bill to legalize MMA again for another year.
The sad thing is, that bill S1707A never really had a fighting chance once it hit the Ways & Means Committee, where it would stall as the current Senate’s session ended Monday. Last week the Committee’s chairman, Denny Farrell, D-Manhattan, told Politics on the Hudson that he was “looking at” the bill, but admitted he was not a mixed-martial arts fan.
“I don’t think very much of the sport,” Farrell said. “Next we’ll give them clubs with spikes on the end; that will be good.”
Good to know Bob Reilly isn’t the only oblivious asshole Democrat in New York Senate.
Well, they say bad things come in threes, and this is the third consecutive year that MMA legalization has been shot down in The Empire State, so hopefully next year. If not, there’s a Senate election slated for November of next year. Vote accordingly.