The State Senate on Tuesday passed a bill, 49-13, to allow Mixed Martial Arts, a popular form of supervised violence, in New York State, the New York Post reports. If a similar bill passes in the Assembly, MMA could soon be legalized in New York.
“It’s the right thing to do,” said Sen. Timothy Kennedy (D-Buffalo) told the Post. “It’s about time.”
47 other states allow professional MMA fights within their borders. The downside of legalizing MMA in New York is that it would mean hordes of Tapout goons would descend on Madison Square Garden or wherever on the reg. So maybe it should stay illegal. New York should take a firm stance against gorilla juiceheads. If there’s a way to legalize MMA but outlaw douchebaggery, that’s what the State of New York should do.