2014 May Be The Year Of MMA Legalization In NYC

Supporters of mixed martial arts started fighting a new fight last week,,A contingent of Ultimate Fighting Championship fighters, officials and fans traveled to Albany, hoping to coerce lawmakers to authorize the sport which has been granted legality in every other state in the country.

The female members of the Senate are the hardest to sway as many of those members believe the sport is “barbaric”, and that it glorifies violence against women. This seemingly ignorant (and sexist) point of view is one that Liz Carmouche took issue with, during a break at the Capitol.

“In society, it’s hard for some to view women getting hit, They see the women as different figures rather than as athletes and fighters. The potential for bringing MMA and the UFC into New York is going to raise $135 million in revenue and that opens up jobs and opportunities for everyone involved. I know that’s exactly what it did for me. After serving in the Marine Corps for five years, doing three tours to Iraq, I came back with nothing. I had no job, no sense of direction and that’s exactly what MMA provided for me”.

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