I think my fingers are still hungover from typing ‘I told you so’ to all of my friends that were incapable of getting behind the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA Finals. I’m sure you’ve heard a slew of Lebron James jokes, so I won’t inject your minds with anything else besides this article in the New York Daily News written by Dana White. Alright, I lied. This article and this video of my old roommate jumping out of a roof and being shocked with a stun-gun shortly thereafter. Why? I don’t know, you guys clicked on it.
It’s long past time to overturn that prohibition. It’s a safe and respectable sport that’s every bit as legitimate as boxing or professional football.
I won’t pretend to be objective. I run the Ultimate Fighting Championship, the single most popular MMA promotion company. While I think that our fans here in New York and the city would profit immensely from legalization, it will also certainly affect my bottom line.
But the benefits go far beyond my business. Bringing MMA to New York would make public policy sense in a city and state that need jobs and tax revenue badly.
If you would like to read Dana White’s article in its entirety, check out the NY Daily News feature and let’s just hope that NY State Assemblymen will be swayed by the power of Dana White — without the inert force the use of the ‘F-word’ holds. [Source]