Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Yesterday was the New York MMA Rally, which was organized by "Sambo" Steve Koepfer, held across the street from Governor Andrew Cuomo's office in Midtown, and attended by about 40 people (pretty much the same attendance as last year). Former New York State Assemblyman Michael Benjamin was a guest speaker, which definitely upped the legitimacy of the proceedings by about ten points, and his post-rally thought on how female MMA could be the angle that helps push the needle in favor of sanctioning is pretty much a stroke of genius. Hard to argue that a "barbaric" sport akin to "human cockfighting" is all that bad when it empowers women, no? Anyway, it was good seeing a few dozen motivated New Yorkers eager to have pro MMA here.