Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Legislative Leanings: Assemblyman Joseph Lentol on MMA


Assemblyman Joseph Lentol on legislation that would lift the ban on professional MMA:
I've supported it in the past and I continue to support it. It’s a very popular sport, most states have legitimized it, and we’re left out in the cold in New York. It occurs here now underground, and underground fights aren't safe. We need to make it safer, like we try to do for boxing and other sports. If it stays underground, a lot more people would be hurt. We ought to regulate it, we ought to legitimize it, and we ought to get tax revenue from it.

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