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So Close, But Yet So Far: New York Passes On MMA For Another Year


(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.

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smiledriver- June 21, 2011 at 9:29 am
The sad thing here is that it seems the bill has the support of the majority of representatives. However, it repeatly fizzles out when it comes to commitee. The will of the people get sluffed off because of the union affiliations of some bought and paid for Democrats.

Rotten
Kieran_K- June 20, 2011 at 7:27 pm
New York is a shitty sports city? Are you fucking high? STL has the Cardinals. Thats it.
skeletor- June 20, 2011 at 6:27 pm
Who gives a fuck? Let the UFC come to STL for a change. SF and any other boxing match we have here sells out in no time. If those mother fuckers don't want MMA or any extra money it will bring to the state then tell them to get lost. NY is a shitty sports city anyway.
hooligun- June 20, 2011 at 5:58 pm
that's democracy for ya - no need to have any understanding of the subject matter for either author (farrell, o'reilly) nor audience (voters).
palin gets away with this kind of horeshit every time she opens her mouth.
waddyagonnado?
Get Off Me- June 20, 2011 at 4:40 pm
Another political figure, another analogy about wood. Nice job Denny.
Fried Taco- June 20, 2011 at 3:48 pm
Meanwhile, Denny Farrell becomes rich off his new company, Ultimate Clubbing Championship.
AndyInflammatory- June 20, 2011 at 3:42 pm
clubs with spikes?

like internationally televised pro-wrestling matches featuring big-breasted slappers and old men with gaping wounds on their blood-covered foreheads?

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