Some of you guys may think Cain Velasquez comes into battle with the greatest gameplan in MMA, but you’ve all been trolled. It’s New York assemblyman Bob Reilly who has, undeniably, the greatest gameplan in MMA history and, thus far, the guy has been flawless at executing it. Bob Reilly used his opposition of MMA in the state of New York last year to successfully grab 51% of the vote for the race of District 109 New York State Assembly Person. He was re-elected to the same political position that has enabled him to effectively ban mixed martial arts from being legalized in New York. Hopefully Bob Reilly will come across this article and realize that he can no longer demonize MMA when it literally saves lives. Here’s an excerpt from the New York Times regarding a man that stopped a knife-wielding murderer in New York City with his MMA prowess.
“It was Saturday, shortly after 9 a.m.: Joseph Lozito was on his way to work at Lincoln Center. He took a seat near the front of an uptown No. 3 train at Pennsylvania Station. Two officers entered with him. He barely noticed as they stepped inside the motorman’s cab.
Then, he said, a third man — 6 feet tall and dressed in street clothes — walked up to the booth and rapped on its window, saying, “Let me in, I’m police.” The man was rebuffed. He walked toward Mr. Lozito.
Coming closer, the man stopped, turned and then, Mr. Lozito, 40, said in an interview on Sunday, “he pulls his knife out and said to me, ‘You’re going to die.’ ”
“Mr. Gelman lunged at him on the subway with the knife. Mr. Lozito said he knew he had to do something quickly (“or he was going to cut me up”) and so he rushed at Mr. Gelman with an improvised move that was somewhere between a single-leg takedown and a tackle.
Once on the ground, Mr. Lozito grabbed his attacker around the waist, and the officers from the motorman’s cab rushed to help. They handcuffed and arrested Mr. Gelman, who was awaiting arraignment Sunday night.
Mr. Lozito suffered four knife wounds to the head and a gash above his left eye. The tribal tattoo on his left triceps was slashed, and a wound on the back of his head required 20 stitches and 18 staples.
“It could have been a lot worse,” he said. “I’m glad I wasn’t No. 5 — I’m glad he didn’t kill anyone else.”
In his case, fate lost out to fortune. “I’m as lucky as can be,” he said.”
Joseph Lozito also made an appearance this morning on ABC to prove that heroes can even look like back-up guitarists for System of a Down and still save lives. [Source]