(Another of NY’s many aspiring criminals)
With states like New York refusing to regulate mixed martial arts, MMA gyms have basically become modern day speakeasies.
It’s in those establishments where fighters not only hone their skills, they also compete in smokers and unsanctioned underground fights which are a by-product of archaic lawmakers who refuse to legitimize the sport.
MMA opponents like Bob Reilly likely look at MMA gyms in the same light as his counterparts in Washington look at Al-Qaeda training camps.
The irony that fighters can legally train to break the law and trainers can supply them with the tools to commit such "crimes" in these locales is head-shakingly ludicrous, yet in 2010 we continue to fight for ordinance of a sport that is in essence, the oldest and purest form of competition known to man.
Our boy, KahL-One, has put together an incredible series of mini-documentaries about the thriving fight community in New York.
Check out episode one after the jump.
(Video courtesy YouTube/KahL1One)