Sunday, January 16, 2011

Legalizing mixed martial arts in New York...

I've a piece today in New York's Daily News, 'Legalizing mixed martial arts in New York shouldn't be a steel-caged match'.

As the New York State Legislature prepares to vote on the legality of so-called 'cage fights', I'm arguing for the affirmative.  A sample:
MMA cannot accomplish miracles. It will not necessarily turn thugs into sages or make cowards brave. It has its share of arrogant promoters and blinkered fighters.
However, these are reasons for tight industry standards, not for outright banning. Mixed martial arts is no cockfight: It's a safe, profitable, often-virtuous combat sport. It's well worth fighting for.
(Photo: Lee Brimelow)

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