None of us understand why New York has banned MMA when the rest of the country is fine with it. Of all the useless trash on TV, and time wasted playing video games, why single out MMA to pick on. When MMA was new to this country there were plenty of questions that a normal sane person (none of which actually compete in MMA BTW) might ask before signing off on it. For example, is someone going to die? Well there have been enough MMA matches to show that the risk of death isn’t that much greater than any other contact sport. And when you realize that Boxing is just fine, grappling is legal, kickboxing has been done for years, its just doing all of those at the same time that is a problem, it gives even those people who hate MMA (and they are a nasty bunch) a moment’s pause.
Well if the other side can be unreasonable, so can
we Danna White. The UFC is suing the state of New York for unconstitutionally denying them of their first amendment rights. For those of you who don’t know what those are….shame on you. I might not be able to spell, but I paid attention during social studies (or whatever its called today.
Anyway the first amendment goes like this
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
And you and I both know what our founding fathers meant by this is that every man should be allowed to beat the daylights out of his neighbor for money, fame, and women…I’m sorry, I don’t mean to paint all MMA fighters with the same brush. Some fighters are women themselves, and they are most likely only fighting for money and fame. Wow, I derailed this one fast, anyway, Danna says that mixed martial arts are indeed art, and therefore is an expression of one’s self, and (see if you can continue to follow this line of logic) is therefore protected under freedom of speech! It certainly isn’t our right to peaceably assemble. I think he would have had a better case going with Martial arts being a religion, or at the very least kind of a cult. Well good luck Danna, let us know how this works out for you!