New York Assemblyman, Bob Reilly Dismisses the UFC Providing Health Insurance

New York Assemblyman, Bob Reilly has taked issue with the promotion providing it’s 400 rostered fighters with health insurance, saying insurance won’t help “the very prevalent brain damage that fighters will suffer”.

Reilly, speaking via MMAFighting.com, said:

“What immediately came to my mind was, What’s the need for insurance? Because advocates for MMA have been touting how safe this sport is and that no one is ever injured, and in fact, the testimony here is that the worst that ever happened was a broken arm. But I don’t think that insurance is going to do anything for the very prevalent brain damage that fighters will suffer.”

“It’s certainly not a bad thing that they provide this insurance, but it really does little or nothing to solve the problem of what will happen to fighters financially, of the physical damage done to fighters or the fact that this violent sport begets violence in our society. So it does nothing to address the systemic problems of MMA.”

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