It's Time to Legalize MMA in New York

Katrina BelcherContributor IJanuary 10, 2010

NEW YORK - JUNE 13:  Miguel Cotto fights with a cut after an accidental  head butt by Joshua Clottey during their WBO Welterweight title fight at Madison Square Garden  on June 13, 2009 in New York, New York.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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MMA fans and fighters in many states throughout the years have fought to get mixed martial arts legalized in their state.

We can really relate to the fans and fighters in New York who would love to see MMA in their state. Enjoy an event at Madison Square Gardens. That would be sweet victory.

Yet in spite of the efforts of some very influential people in the MMA-industry, such as Dana White, the UFC, and hometown fighter Matt Serra, who trains many well-known local fighters including, Pete Sell, and Luke Cummo under the Serra/Longo Competition Team, MMA is still not legal in New York. We can thank Bob Reilly for a lot of the resistance in getting approval for this pure sport.

It primarily boils down to the perceived violence of this sport. I mean - look at the guy's face in this's a bloody mess, and that cut above his eye most likely required stitches!

Only problem is - that's not an MMA fighter, it's a boxer. Just after his fight at Madison Square Gardens. Insane, right?

To help motivate the legalization of MMA in New York, Bobby Razak created a film called “Legalize MMA in New York” – this the trailer for this film, followed by Parts 1 and 2 of the film below.

Legalize MMA in New York Part 1 - A Bobby Razak Film

Legalize MMA in New York Part 2 - A Bobby Razak Film

This is some pretty good stuff! I think we should vote for Bobby Razak as Governor of New York!