"Probably the single effort that I did, and I won’t say that it's the most important, is my single effort to keep ultimate fighting out of New York State. And why those who advocate this violent and vicious sport for the reason that it will bring money to this state, I, in fact, claim it will not." -Bob Reilly, when asked for specific legislation that benefited the taxpayers of New York State. HT: The Fight Lawyer
Opponents of Mixed Martial Arts cling to images like this one of a bloodied Joe Stevenson as all the example they need to denounce the sport. Those who love the sport, like E. Spencer Kyte of Keyboard Kimura, know this isn't an accurate representation and that Mixed Martial Arts isn't the savagely brutal "human cockfighting" the opposition claims it to be. Here, he offers some food for thought to those who rally against the fastest growing sport in the world.