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Time for state to OK MMA

March 19, 2013

Regardless of whether you follow who holds the latest Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight title, you might want to pay attention to whether New York state will host mixed martial arts event....

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TiredOfTax

Mar-23-13 7:56 AM

Anyone that thinks getting brain damage by knockout is lesser injury if done quickly has already had too many blows to the head. That would explain Obama to a T! Brain damage!!

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Deux2eye

Mar-22-13 5:05 AM

Boxing is legal and in my opinion worse. I would rather be knocked out in a three round fight over getting punched in the head for twelve rounds.

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rschweizer

Mar-21-13 1:27 PM

drugsrus, now you're implying that I'm Muslim. You really must be on some pretty bad drug regimen.

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drugsrus

Mar-20-13 11:15 PM

or maybe Mecca

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drugsrus

Mar-20-13 11:13 PM

wow, swizzer has done everything. He probably could have been the new pope, or at least the chief rabbi in the Vatican.

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laker88

Mar-20-13 5:47 PM

Looks like we've found some common ground on this one Bob, I agree... parents must lead by example, and also agree with your pro sports comment.

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MrBoB51

Mar-20-13 1:44 PM

We're seeing today the result of past injuries in Pro sports. The consequences of which, in the 'who's responsible-who pays' arena, is yet to be determined. There is sense in not wanting to be part of that liability as a State, that's about money too.

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MrBoB51

Mar-20-13 1:27 PM

After attending several Rhino Beetle fights, talk about some serious betting...MMA is mild entertainment. Sorry you think I'm behind every tree laker; I'd like to take the liberty to expand on your last sentence (which I agree with ) to read 'parents must make time to discuss this with their kids but not while they're playing a violent video game. Explain the difference.

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ataxpayer

Mar-20-13 12:34 PM

will they be serving surgary drinks at these events?

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taxtired

Mar-20-13 11:51 AM

wow a referee also a man with many fantacys.

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laker88

Mar-20-13 9:34 AM

After seeing tot somehow turn this into a "liberal" issue, will Bob declare that it's a "progressive" issue. That aside, I have mixed feelings about this...even though I personally am not a fan of this "sport", I kind of agree with scarecrow re his ban comments. For those who say it promotes violence among teens, maybe a concern, however those kids will easily find a cable channel that will cover it. Also, per common sense, parents should MAKE TIME to discuss this with their kids.

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rschweizer

Mar-19-13 10:48 PM

Scarecrow57, I should mention I've ref'ed MMA bouts in NJ and PA, and am working on getting VT certification. You're right: the 'fighters' know what they're getting into, are tested, and must meet several criteria in number of hours in training before stepping into the ring. It's not just willy-nilly step into the ring and throw random punches and kicks at anything that moves.

And I assure you this has absolutely nothing to do with 'liberals' versus 'conservatives.'

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rschweizer

Mar-19-13 10:41 PM

Scarecrow57. I didn't say I was against it. You assumed it.

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Redrocket

Mar-19-13 9:01 PM

That's rich RS. Not only are you an expert on all other matters, but you've also travelled the northeast following the mma circuit.

It may get nasty and it's participants get hurt. You should charge for this kind of insight.

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taxtired

Mar-19-13 5:03 PM

RS WOW just noticed that you like violence. You go state to state to watch it ??

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taxtired

Mar-19-13 4:59 PM

HMMM Nevada has prostition, gambling and NO TAX. Imagine that compared to N.Y.

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Scarecrow57

Mar-19-13 4:53 PM

rschweizer - OK, People do get hurt. However, people get hurt in all sports. The point here is that the participants are not forced and they know what they are getting in to. This is another case where the Nanny state forces its own residents to go out of state for those things they want. Sort of like Fireworks and AR-15's

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Scarecrow57

Mar-19-13 4:50 PM

DaveGibson "...why not legalize prostitution and marijuana? "

EXACTLY!!! These should be legalized and taxed as well. Other benefits too.

Marijuana - We end the under ground, black market sales of this stuff. Reduces crime.

Prostitution - It would allow for assuring the working folks (boys and girls alike) are healthy and not spreading diseases.

We all know, Bans do not work. Might better control it instead.

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rschweizer

Mar-19-13 2:50 PM

DaveGibson, MMA doesi n fact have rules and training is pretty particular. It may get nasty, but there are rules.

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rschweizer

Mar-19-13 2:47 PM

Scarecrow57, 'no one gets hurt'

You sure about that? Have you attended MMA bouts? I have. In PA, VT, and NJ. I think you should actually witness one before pretending like you know what you're talking about.

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Scarecrow57

Mar-19-13 2:37 PM

Not sure I agree 100% disco. People find all kinds of extreme sports and ways to entertain themselves. has nothing to do with a declining society.

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rschweizer

Mar-19-13 2:36 PM

TiredOfTax, 'right up the liberals alley to object to this!'

Curious if you would call our governow Andrew Cuomo a 'liberal', even though he has stated many times he is FOR allowing MMA in New York.

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DaveGibson

Mar-19-13 2:36 PM

Man, I don't know about this one. This is one locally written editorial I I have to disagree with. I've only seen Ultimate Fighting a few times, and unlike boxing, it doesn't seem to have too many rules. Is this what we want to promote? If it's really about the money, why not legalize prostitution and marijuana?

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Scarecrow57

Mar-19-13 2:36 PM

So the participants like it, the spectators like it, no one gets hurt.

The ban is just more of the Bizarre Nanny State. Anyone else notice Nanny start with N and ends with Y hence NY?

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TiredOfTax

Mar-19-13 2:16 PM

Yes you hit it Disc, it has to be the money. But it seems that with all the talk these days about sports injury someone might object to the all out assault with kicking and boxing causing harm that someone has to pay for... seems like it is right up the liberals alley to object to this!

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