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VCURamFan 05-09-2011 05:41 PM

“Union Idiots” Are Fighting to Keep UFC and MMA Out of New York
 
From MMAWeekly.com:

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The UFC has been trying for years to get mixed martial arts sanctioned in the state of New York. In fact, it is the last bastion in the U.S. to refuse sanctioning.

The promotion has gone on significant PR and educational campaigns in New York, commissioned fiscal impact studies, held press conferences, lobbied politicians; you name it, the UFC has tried just about everything to gain legalization for MMA in the state.

But year after year, sanctioning has failed in the legislative process. Most people believe that it has been politicians scared off by the violence of the sport that is the primary factor causing difficulty in legalization in New York. UFC president Dana White has a different take on the situation.

He says that there are “union idiots” that head organizations such as the Culinary Union that are using their members’ dues to fight the UFC’s attempts in New York. He adds that it’s not because they necessarily oppose MMA, but because they have a beef with UFC co-owners Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta and the way they run their “other” business, Station Casinos.

Watch the video here: http://mmaweekly.com/union-idiots-ar...ut-of-new-york

rockdawg21 05-09-2011 06:07 PM

Who cares? Just leaves more events open for other states that aren't full of stupid hippies.

Spiritwalker 05-09-2011 07:08 PM

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Originally Posted by rockdawg21 (Post 165252)
Who cares? Just leaves more events open for other states that aren't full of stupid hippies.


+juan

rearnakedchoke 05-09-2011 07:12 PM

keep coming to toronto .. we'd be more than happy

KENTUCKYREDBONE 05-10-2011 12:37 AM

Guess they need to forget NY in favor of KY! They should be able to find a good place in Lexington.

VCURamFan 05-11-2011 06:03 PM

Looks like the union is responding:

http://www.mmafighting.com/2011/05/1...a-in-new-york/

atomdanger 05-11-2011 10:55 PM

*Shrug*

The Lorenzo is anti union and doesn't hire union employees,
don't bitch when union workers wanna dish back a little.

Two can play....


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