20 Jan 2009 16:18:40 PM
AP Story on UFC’s Battle for Legalization in New York Will Make You Laugh, Cry, and Continue to Hate Bob Reilly
(Oh, you fickle lady, you.)
In the old days it used to take something near to a seismic event to get the Associated Press to move a story on MMA. That’s slowly changing, and this new report on the UFC’s legalization efforts in New York is a great example. It’s all the same rhetoric from all the same interested parties that we’ve heard before, but once again Assemblyman Bob Reilly doesn’t disappoint when it comes to opening his mouth and allowing idiotic sounds to escape:
"What the people from Ultimate Fighting will tell you is that ‘We’ve changed the rules and it’s no longer this brutal, no-holds-barred sport that it was in the past,"’ Assemblyman Bob Reilly said. "That’s far from the whole story. What they don’t tell you is what is allowed. Kicking to the head. Kneeing them. Sitting on top of them and repeatedly punching them in the head and face. They don’t tell you those things."
They don’t? Are they somehow hoping to keep it a secret?
You have to love Reilly’s almost child-like understanding of what goes on in an MMA bout. Sitting on someone and punching them. Yeah, that’s a nuanced perspective if you’re an eight-year-old and you only recognize the mount position as that thing your older brother does to you when he finds that you rifled through his stash of nudie magazines. And this is the man trying his best to keep the sport out of the state of New York.
But in case you’re wondering where Reilly’s peculiar little grudge against MMA comes from, he’d like you to know that it’s not really that big a deal to him:Read More ADD COMMENTS (39) DIGG THIS