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West Virginia to Regulate MMA

(Watch your back, Bob Reilly. Your evil empire is crumbling before your eyes.)

It looks like just three of the last four hold-out states reluctant to sanction mixed martial arts are left standing with their arms interlocked in protest against the sport. West Virginia has now given in and agreed that MMA is a legitimate sport if regulated properly by a competent commission under the Unified Rules.

With West Virginia now on board, the only three states dragging their collective heels are Connecticut, Vermont and New York, but progress is being made in at least one of those centers. The New York Senate Standing Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation  passed New York Senate Bill S01707A on March 15 and its expected that the bill will go directly to full Senate as vote, which could mean that if all goes well, the sport could be greenlit in the Empire State before the end of the year.

UFC president Dana White said today that the news of West Virginia’s “yes” vote was a long time coming.

“We’ve worked hard to get this sport regulated all over the world, particularly in the United States,” White said. “I’m really excited to see the sport regulated in West Virginia and look forward to one day bringing a UFC event there.”

West Virginia native and former WEC bantamweight champion Brian Bowles who now fights in the UFC echoed White’s sentiments.

“All of my friends and family in West Virginia always ask when they’re going to get to see me fight in my home state,” Bowles said. “Now that the sport is regulated there, I am excited to know that I could one day compete in the Octagon in West Virginia.”

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xxoddus- March 25, 2011 at 4:41 pm
ReX13>> can't argue that. If you don't already know who the dancing outlaw is, try looking that up. That's the cream of crop when it comes to insane.
DangadaDang- March 25, 2011 at 6:46 am
Anyone who's been to West Virginia knows that this is just part of their ongoing quest to legalize rape.
ReX13- March 24, 2011 at 7:52 pm
xxoddus >> i'm originally from somewhere south of west virginia, and i've visited and traveled through WV quite a few times. i stand by everything i said, and add this: every person i've ever met from west virginia is insane. so there.
xxoddus- March 24, 2011 at 7:08 pm
What the fuck are you bitches babbling about? Being from WV I know one thing for certain, only one. WV is not filled with cracked out meth-heads, it's filled with pill popping hobos. Get your facts straight. And btw, fully nude strip clubs are the shit, you haven't lived till you've seen a fat naked chick rocking out her c-section scar and furry axe-wound.

The line "you sure got a pretty mouth" is from Deliverance, which was based in Georgia you ignorant bastards. WV doesn't even make the list when it comes to cases of incest per state. That is more prevalent in the Southern states such as Georgia, Mississippi and Alabama. Of course, you guys, except for ArmFarmer, probably didn't even know West Virginia was state.
ArmFarmer- March 24, 2011 at 4:40 pm
Good news for me, I live in northern va and I'm no stranger west va either.. They have tons of strip clubs. Grimy full nude strip clubs and gambling.. Don't know anyone who's gone there for any other reason. Oh yeah, they sell overpriced weed smoking pieces too, forgot about that one.
Stangman- March 24, 2011 at 4:36 pm
If they come to WV, I'll volunteer to do cagepotato correspondence in my stained wife beater.
El Guapo- March 24, 2011 at 2:57 pm
West Virginia: Come here sis, gimmee a kiss.
El Guapo- March 24, 2011 at 2:57 pm
Nice, Loki, vurry nice.

Also, if they hold a UFC in West Virginia they BETTER have that cracked/methed out, white trash breezer ref who doesn't stop fights until somebody's half dead. It's only right.
Fried Taco- March 24, 2011 at 2:36 pm
West Virginia: We Like Watching Almost Nekkid Guys Roll Around Together! No Homo!
ReX13- March 24, 2011 at 12:27 pm
West Virginia: One Big Happy Family....Really!
LOKI- March 24, 2011 at 12:19 pm
Little known fact; West Virginia's state moto is "you sure got a pretty mouth."
ReX13- March 24, 2011 at 12:12 pm
West Virginia is, as a state, fucked in the head. Like Louisiana and Texas, they will consistently turn in retarded decisions, mark my words.
Fried Taco- March 24, 2011 at 12:08 pm
Sounds to me like Dana has never considered holding an event in West Virginia.