New York On Verge Of Legalizing Mixed Martial Arts
By Carl Campanile, New York Post
The top female mixed martial arts fighter star is ready to twist more than a few arms in the state capital to help legalize the controversial bouts in New York State.Ultimate Fight Champion bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey met with Gov. Cuomo and state legislators in Albany on Monday and Tuesday to lobby for MMA bouts in New York venues — including Madison Square Garden and the Barclays Center.
New York is the only state where the globally popular mixed martial fights are prohibited.
UFC spokesman Steve Greenberg was hopeful that Rousey would convince enough Democratic members of the Assembly — particularly female legislators who claim the sport is too barbaric and promotes violence — to lift the choke hold on the bouts.
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