Dana White on Legalising MMA in NY: “Here’s the reality: This is the most regulated sport in the world”

UFC President, Dana White is back on his campaign to legalise the sport of mixed martial arts in the state of New York, this time pointing out the excellent safety record MMA has compared to the likes of the NFL, Boxing and even the NHL.

White, speaking at the UFC 128 pre-fight press conference, said:

“These guys don’t take the damage that NFL players take, or boxers, or guys from the NHL. Here’s the reality: This is the most regulated sport in the world. When you have these guys talking about, ‘Oh this shouldn’t be in this state’ or ‘this is brutal’ or this and that, the reality is when these guys fight, if they take any damage to the head … they’re put on a three-month medical suspension and cannot return until they’re seen by a doctor.”

“Because the guy has the ability to jump on top of him, the fight is usually stopped. These guys don’t take the damage that NFL players take, or boxers, or guys from the NHL. Guys in the NFL and NHL can’t miss three months. If a guy’s out three months for a concussion, there would be no football. There would be no NHL. That’s the difference. This sport’s a million times safer than both of them.”

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