New York Assemblymen, Bob Reilly talks with Inside MMA on his stance against MMA in New York.
Reilly believes MMA perpetuates violence in our society, and unlike Football and every other sport [boxing], MMA’s goal is simply to ‘damage’ your opponent. He says its the ‘mixing’ of martial arts that makes it so dangerous.
Personally I believe laws should form off of facts and statistics rather than biased view spread by those in charge. Statistics show mixed martial arts to be one of the safest of the contact sports. Compare the average brain damage given to a retired boxer to a retired mixed martial artist. What do you think would be the outcome? When do you think New York will re-open its Madison Square Garden to the UFC?