From yesterday's New York Times...
It Only Looks Dangerous
By DAVID ZINCZENKO
Published: April 1, 2011
MIXED martial arts is one of the fastest-growing sports in America. Yet for years the New York State Legislature has refused to sanction M.M.A. — making New York one of the last states holding out against the sport’s expansion. (Connecticut is a holdout, too.) After helping to block a clause in last year’s budget that would have legalized M.M.A., Bob Reilly, a state assemblyman, called it “a violent sport not worthy of our society.”
Read Mr. Zinczenko's entire op-ed here