Monday, October 13, 2014

Closing the Gap: A Five-Point Plan to Get Pro MMA Legalized in New York


It’s 2014 and, for the fifth year in a row, the State Senate approved its version of the bill that would lift the ban on pro MMA while the Assembly let its version die.

This can be attributed to a number of reasons, such as:
  • Adverse influence on legislators from representatives of the Culinary Union.
  • Legislators wielding misinformed or prejudicial opinions of the sport.
  • Institutional indifference and apathy.
  • Lack of effective mobilization of voter base.
While efforts thus far to get all of Zuffa’s lobbying ducks in a row have brought us close, it’s clear something more needs to be done. But what?