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New York Lawmaker Thinks MMA Should Not Be Legal

| May 17, 2013

Bas Rutten Blog - NY Lawmaker Says MMA Should be Illegal

An NY assemble woman says she’s not convinced MMA is a safe sport and should be legalized. In a statement released on May 15th, 2013 the assemblywoman responded to a question about her stance on MMA – “I have heard no evidence presented in the current push to legalize mixed martial arts that changes my opposition to this violent form of entertainment,”.

“What I do hear from leading experts on brain injury and disease is repeated concern about the long-term health consequences for participants,” she said. “Even though this sport is more brutal, I don’t see MMA advocates giving the same level of attention to player health that is now being seriously addressed, for example, in professional hockey and football. The current and potential long term health consequences for MMA participants is particularly troubling when we learn, according to ESPN, that some 3.2 million children under the age of 13 are now enrolled in MMA classes across America.”

Across the state MMA support held press conferences to voice their support for MMA. March was the 4th time the Senate passed the bill to legalize the sport. More Information here.

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