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New York Assembly Democrats Deny Approval For Mixed Martial Arts In 2010

The legalization of mixed martial arts (MMA) seems to be taking longer than most of us expected.  Apparently, $2Million bucks in tax revenue for the state of New York is not going to be good enough to convince the Assembly to make MMA legal.  Not in this year (2010) anyway…

From The New York Daily News:

The push to legalize ultimate fighting[MMA] in New York is on the ropes. Assembly Democrats stripped approval for the wildly popular violent sport from a budget bill that lawmakers will take up as soon as today. Gov. Paterson sought to legalize mixed martial arts, saying fights could pull in more than $2 million in tax revenue for the cash-strapped state. “The majority of voices who spoke about this issue in our conference were not supportive of approving it as part of the budget,” said Assemblyman Steven Englebright (D-L.I.), a fight fan. Englebright said it’s a long shot the Assembly will revisit the issue. The state Senate has already approved the sport.

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