Fans and Fighters Debate Legalization of MMA in New York

BR StudiosFeatured ColumnistJune 26, 2013

Professional mixed martial arts events are legal throughout the United States, except in New York. Victory Combat Sports is the first company to host a legally sanctioned MMA card in the state, albeit one exclusively featuring amateur fighters.

TV personality and chef Anthony Bourdain attended the event and had a few things to say about the legalization in this video. Bourdain was not the only one to sound off, as many fans and fighters alike are frustrated and growing impatient. 

Watch the video to hear fans, fighters and New Yorkers talk about the process and how much it affects their livelihood. 

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