Details are scant, but one can hope this comes to fruition:
A bill allowing mixed martial arts contests in South Carolina is up for debate by lawmakers.
The bill by Republican Rep. Jim Merrill of Daniel Island and co-sponsored by 24 other House members of both parties is on the agenda of a subcommittee Tuesday.
The measure would repeal South Carolina's ban on such fighting events. The idea died last year in a Senate panel.
A contest was held at the Marines' training facility at Parris Island in October. The state had no jurisdiction because it was on a military installation.
Parris Island is the East coast location of Marine Corps boot camp. As a former three month resident of the island, I can certainly say MMA and USMC values are birds of a feather flocking together. One can only hope this bill passes and South Carolinians (including Marines stationed near Beaufort) can take advantage of the new laws.
However, not all is well. There are problems afoot in Canada. after an 18-year old fighter collapsed and was rushed to the hospital after a three round fightcooler heads might prevail