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.