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Vote to Legalize MMA in New York Postponed

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(Think of it this way, New York legislators: Every time you stall on the vote, you’re robbing Mandy Moore of her joy.)
MMA Mania passes along a bit of bad news regarding the fight to lift the ban on MMA in New York State:

MMA is currently unregulated in New York, and appeared to be on the verge of being sanctioned in 2008, but some eleventh-hour concerns from uneducated members of the Assembly Committee on Tourism, Arts and Sports Development scuttled its passage.
Another session on the matter began in the state capital on January 7 and was expected to reconvene on February 11.
No longer.
“Budget issues” are expected to monopolize the entire schedule for the immediate future, effectively pushing non-critical items (like MMA sanctioning) to the legislative back burner…[W]ith an obstacle as broad and sweeping as “Budget issues,” who can even say when that vote will be.

If there’s a bright side to this unfortunate setback, it’s that it gives the MMA community more time to spread awareness of this issue to the uninformed. Please do your part by signing our "Lift the Ban on MMA in New York" petition (if you haven’t already), and sending the link to every MMA fan and New Yorker that you know. I’m sure we can get this thing to over 10,000 signatures before it’s time to present it to New York’s Assembly Committee on Tourism, Arts and Sports Development. Thanks so much, everybody…

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Tyler- January 31, 2009 at 5:40 pm
I'd rather see Mandy naked slobbering all over my Johnson than playing beach volleyball but that's just me John. Also if she likes watching MMA that's a huge plus in my book.
John- January 30, 2009 at 7:37 am
U tree-hugging liberal pig go back to saving the planet from global warming shit, u want chicks in mens' sport because u r a pussy !

I said it makes men sports look bad when they have these pop celeberities in the audience who represent a different message. It sends the wrong message for the sport ! I'd rather see mandy in a beach volleyball game than in mma.
Tyler- January 29, 2009 at 6:44 pm
Mandy's mouth needs to be in that position for what I want her to do.
Nate- January 29, 2009 at 11:38 am
Hey John,
Does being around girls bother you, or are they getting in they way of all the cock you're trying to suck? Its obvious that you don't like girls, so that only leads us to one conclusion.
Anonymous- January 29, 2009 at 8:01 am
Lil Jimmy Norton and Fat Bob Kelly AWESOME!!!
Anonymous- January 29, 2009 at 7:15 am
I am going to have to introduce Mandy Moore to my Huge Penis!
John- January 29, 2009 at 5:48 am
Can't belive they have hippy pop chicks in the MMA, i thought MMA is a guys sport u know where u have tough brutal guyz battle it out, then u see this tree-hugging liberal pop chicks in the audience, it makes u sick !!!

MMA should not allow chicks in the audience, not to offend others but come'on u need to ban chicks form the audience, it's embrassing that in a guyz sport u see a chick.

I hope fights get more brutal so that chicks can't stand it, and they should be banned from the audience !
Tyler- January 29, 2009 at 3:36 am
Mandy Moore should have exposed her tits for the camera.
Rwhit- January 28, 2009 at 10:10 pm
To Mandy's left, you can just barely see that her friend is holding up the head of a stuffed lioness.
ADW- January 28, 2009 at 7:38 pm
Funny.. I thought that me pulling up my pants was robbing Mandy Moore of her joy.
Dmonicideals- January 28, 2009 at 3:03 pm
Forget this focus on NY, the legislature is obviously too corrupt to let it in. Take this petition to Obama, I bet he is an MMA fan, and get him to sanction it nationally.
Bibo- January 28, 2009 at 2:57 pm
Look at the way her arm opens up in that obtuse angle. That's some nasty ass shit there.
CZ- January 28, 2009 at 2:23 pm
HAHAHAH, I was wondering why Jim norton looked so pissed, yet he had his arms faliling with excitment, until I realized they werent his, tell me I was the only one
CZ- January 28, 2009 at 2:23 pm
LukeTheDuke- January 28, 2009 at 2:10 pm
That guy in the top left....hes famous...or something...right?
Anonymous- January 28, 2009 at 1:52 pm
Mandy Moore is H-O-T HOT!
PPP- January 28, 2009 at 1:46 pm
I have never had this fetish, but I suddenly have the urge to sniff her armpit.
PRESIDENT OBAMA- January 28, 2009 at 1:04 pm
Editor-- The more you run this the more people see it and are willing to sign it keep it up as a permenant ad on the side and let it toll the votes daily .I believe this will help the petition WE NEED CHANGE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
PG-13- January 28, 2009 at 1:01 pm
Bob Kelly is the shit!
armfarmer- January 28, 2009 at 12:50 pm
Markus, that was better english, grammar, and punctuation than we see from most posters here so I wouldn't worry about it.
Jugger- January 28, 2009 at 12:43 pm
She is so undesirable. A tall, good looking, rich babe who never misses a UFC. No thanks, I'll pass.

Besides, she has a weird elbow.
Markus- January 28, 2009 at 12:42 pm
One thing that you COULD do, since you're already planning to present a petition to the counselmen, is to get a group of journalists, writers, bloggers, whatever and convince them to write a letter - either together or a letter each - with your best arguments, your best angles and your best efforts on why MMA would be good for NY. That way, they get a varied view on why MMA should be legalized and it's just not one person trying to group many different opinions in to one presentation.

On top of that, do that group letter thing - or get the best writer to listen to some nice, sensible people, and formulate the letter. Then send the letter to a newspaper or publish it on a "respectable" website, sign it with a few credible names, to give it some weight.

It's done all the time - at least here in Sweden. People write down their opinions and send them to national newspapers that publish them, either on pages earmarked for these kinds of letters and articles, or connected to an article concerning the subject.

It'd at least be another effort, another way and more voices trying in to be heard in a serious way. Not to degrade blogs or individuals, but writing blogpost after blogpost saying "counselmen are stupid and can't argument on why MMA is a bloodsport" won't work all the way. A petition is a great way, and so is the kinds of letters or articles that I'm trying to push here.

Oh, by the way, I know my english isn't the best - but hey, I live in a cold, dark snowfilled hole called Sweden. I hope you at least got this far without screaming "WTF IS HE TALKIN' 'BOUT!?"
fedor a million ankles- January 28, 2009 at 12:38 pm
Mandy looks like she could be retarded in the photo, though not nearly as retarded as the MMA ban.
Scar Tissue- January 28, 2009 at 12:34 pm
Mandy Moore has some wicked sexy Krelbow.
mayhem420- January 28, 2009 at 12:33 pm
Wow Mandy must have read the book in the below artical.
She sure has the "fisting" motion down.