Bill To Legalize MMA in New York Will Not Be Voted on in 2012

Nick Paglino

According to, a bill to legalize Mixed Martial Arts in the state of New York will not reach the Senate floor in 2012, and will not have the potential to be voted on until 2013. The following is an excerprt from the report:

The Assembly Democratic conference discussed behind closed doors whether to bring a bill to legalize the controversial sport in New York before Speaker Sheldon Silver determined the votes weren’t there for it to pass.

“It will not come to the floor this year,” Silver told the Daily News afterward.

The conference, he said, “was pretty evenly divided.”

Silver didn’t rule out passage in the next year or two.

“I think it’s evolving,” he said. “I don’t think two years ago it was a 50-50 proposition.”

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