New York State Assembly expected to knock out bill to legalize mixed martial arts

On Tuesday, the state Senate passed a bill to make this controversial but popular sport legal for the 5th consecutive year. But this effort may be left apart in the Democrat dominated Assembly that has always refused to allow a vote to come to the floor.

The battle to legalize MMA in New York is set to confront yet another facing another split decision in 2014. On Tuesday, the state Senate cleared a bill to make this sport legalize. Some rumors suggest that people, who are close to Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, told that the decision is not expected to change. In the United States, New York is the only state that still bars the sport.

Now, the Ultimate Fighting Championship league members were once again making their case in Albany. The league’s chief operating officer Lawrence Epstein told that let the democratic process work, allow it to go to the Assembly floor and let there be an up or down vote.

Epstein stated that the Assembly bill is channeled by Majority Leader Joseph Morelle and has sixty sponsors. It requires 76 votes are required for passage. He told that they are confident if it made it to the floor, it would easily pass.

This sport’s critics barred the sport in New York in 90s, calling it misogynistic and barbaric. A leading opponent of legalizing the sport Assemblywoman Deborah Glick told that the sole goal of the activity is to inflict as much physical damage and pain as possible/