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Old 01-25-2009, 03:40 PM
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http://theboard.blogs.nytimes.com/20...ting&st=Search

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Promoters of ultimate fighting, or mixed martial arts, are eyeing New York State as a new venue for their blood-soaked slugfests.

Big companies from Las Vegas are promoting the new sport —
which has much the same flavor as a particularly vicious street fight —
in more than a dozen states and on television.
In New York, they have hired some of the oiliest lobbyists to start the legislative version of arm twisting.


The most forceful arguments against this “sport” come from the British Medical Association, which is battling to ban both ultimate fighting and boxing. A quick read of their take on ultimate fighting makes it sound barbaric indeed.

The British medical establishment declared that

doctors cannot stand by while violent fighting tournaments are allowed to take place. Large amounts of money can be earned by participants, promoters and others linked to ultimate fighting but no amount of money can compensate for permanent brain damage and premature death.
WTF
I thought we got past all this? *sigh*
being uneducated on something and reporting on it is very very stupid.
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Old 01-25-2009, 05:00 PM
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It's the New York Times, what do you expect?
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Old 01-25-2009, 07:06 PM
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It's the New York Times, what do you expect?

NY Times Or NY Post?? which do you prefer...?

Me? I would stick with the Daily Bugle over the two.
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The whole point of these editorials is too invoke debate amongst the readers. The =author is obviously an idiot!
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Old 01-25-2009, 07:58 PM
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The NY Times hates MMA and I hate the NY Times

I really like this part:

doctors cannot stand by while violent fighting tournaments are allowed to take place. Large amounts of money can be earned by participants, promoters and others linked to ultimate fighting but no amount of money can compensate for permanent brain damage and premature death.


Doesn't brain damage and serious life threatening injury happen in most contact sports. Look at Kevin Everett from last year he had a life threatening spinal cord injury, or the football player from the lions in the early 90's (i can't remember his name) and how many times has Troy Aiken suffered from a concussion until he could not play anymore. We know if you get to many concussions you can get permanent brain damage. And that can happen in football, boxing MMA, curling or any other sport.

The point is these granola eating tree huggers have it out for mma when in fact there is serious injuies in all sports.
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