Like a lot of you, I spend a lot of time reading the interwebs for obscure MMA related content. I haven’t missed a major show in years. I consider MMA to be my favorite thing in the world next to beer, blowjobs, and kittens. I also live in New York. Needless to say, I hate assemblyman Bob Reilly the way people with colostomy bags hate sharp objects. Reilly is the main opponent of the sport in the state’s capital. Cage Potato’s Ben Fowkles was able to get an interview with the New York legislature’s version of Skeletor. Here’s a quick excerpt to give you a glimpse of the kind of enemy we are dealing with:
Cage Potato: Have people become immune to the violence in boxing? Because boxing is two men punching each other in the head and body repeatedly. That’s violent, obviously, and yet it’s legal and happens regularly in New York.
Dick Head Guy: Have people become immune to the violence in boxing? Maybe. Our society and our standards of what’s acceptable change. They haven’t for me, though.
Really, Bob? You’re perfectly entitled to let your standards live in 1972 with the Atari and Sanford and Son, except when your standards are supposed to represent the rights and views of the rest of us. I think they call that democracy. To that end, your personal standards of what is appropriate are worth about the same as a pair of Nike Air Max sneakers are worth to a paraplegic.
Do you remember when you were younger and your parents told you “this new fangled rock n’ roll nonsense” was going to cause the downfall of society? Or how about when all the old people at church were offended when girls started wearing skirts that showed their ankles? MMA is rock n’ roll; MMA is sexy girl ankles. Evolve or get the fuck out of the way to make room for the rest of us.