Mark Cuban breaks news and UFC’s Joe Rogan is a first time guest – tonight on HDNet’s “Inside MMA”

Mark Cuban, Joe Rogan and Jason “Mayhem” Miller turn up the volume to help HDNet Celebrate the 3rd Anniversary of “Inside MMA” – TONIGHT, September 10 at 9:00 p.m. ET DALLAS (September 10, 2010) HDNet’s “Inside MMA” may have had its wildest show yet – celebrating its 3rd anniversary – as Kenny Rice and Bas … Read more

New York Assemblyman Bob Reilly explains why he wants to outlaw MMA *VIDEO*

If you’re an MMA fan, this video interview with New York Assemblyman Bob Reilly might just cause you to rip your hair out. This lily-livered politician, if it were up to him, would probably have Andy Griffith and Father Knows Best reruns as the only programs allowed on American television.

MMA legislation in New York hits a speed bump

Could this man kill MMA in New York?

There is trouble in New York. For fans of the greatest sport in the world, mixed martial arts, each year seems to be getting better. New states open the flood gates to allow sanctioned MMA fights and young people everywhere have a new sport they can participate in and make a career out of if they choose.

Just when MMA appears poised to take over the world, a speed bump in New York could slow down the progress. The New York State Assembly’s Tourism, Arts, and Sports Development Committee held session on Tuesday and among several pieces of legislature up for vote is Bill 1-11458-A, designed to regulate the sport of MMA in New York state.

The bill was not on the committee’s agenda this week but could be voted on as early as next week. Assemblyman Bob Reilly, a Democratic member of the committee who represents the 109th district of New York, opposes the legislation and his sentiments seem to be gaining some traction.

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Historic MMA Rivalries, part 5: Politicians vs MMA

Sen. John McCain

Mixed martial arts has and continues to see countless rivalries make their mark in the sport’s history books. While MMA’s origins can be traced across the corners of the globe, one rivalry nearly eradicated the sport from the United States.

Politicians rallied against the sport since the early days of its inception back in the 1990’s. The most recognized to do so would be Senator John McCain.

McCain’s infamous 1996 “human cock fighting” analogy has never faded away in the minds of fans and pundits and neither has his lengthy history with the sport. However, McCain’s interest had been piqued by the protests of another politician.

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