New York MMA runs out of time FOR THE THIRD YEAR IN A ROW

You’d think a headline like “New York Senate approves MMA regulation” would be good news, but it’s really just more of the same old same old. In 2009 the legislative session ended before an MMA bill could be passed. And then in 2010 it happened again. My exact words were “See you in June 2011 when we go through all this crap for nothing again!” I don’t like to toot my own horn when I’m right, so I’ll just play sad trombone instead:

the New York Senate today voted 42-18 in favor of Bill S1707A. It’s a small victory for MMA fans in the Empire State, and the effort to legalize the sport will now shift to the New York State Assembly.

Assembly bill A04146, the New York State Assembly’s version of the legislature that was passed in today’s vote, was referred to the committee of tourism, parks, arts and sports development in February and has remained inactive since. A vote on the bill has not yet been scheduled, but interested observers can track the progress of the process here.

The current New York State Assembly session ends June 20, and there are just 12 days of business remaining in that period.

Yes, if our unscheduled little orphan of an MMA bill doesn’t get passed in the next three weeks, it’s back to square goddamn one again. I hope you’re getting a good look at how your government runs, America. No one ever told me that Schoolhouse Rock song ‘I’m a Bill’ was supposed to be like ‘The Song That Never Ends.’

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    Meh.  It’d be neat to go to an indy show around here, but unless they somehow use stem cells to clone Bruce Lee and have him fight Anderson, fuck paying Zuffa prices to go to the Garden.  I can listen to shitty music and stare at screens at home.

    I know its allegedly important for the sport, but unless I’m guaranteed knees and kicks on the ground if it passes, I can’t really sweat it that much.

  • Reverend Clint

    its cool but not necessary for the sport plus just another place for douchey guidos to flex on camera

  • frickshun

    ^^What did you just say?? I was flexing in the mirror & missed part of it.

  • Reverend Clint

    was it one of those magnified mirrors

  • CAP

  • frickshun

    Why is he perforated?

  • CAP

    Those are volleyball scars.

  • Reverend Clint

    i thought everyone was like that

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    I thought those were the choice cuts, like a butcher shop.

  • frickshun

    Cap–>my scars are emotional. And penile.

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