We're making headway in Tennessee, folks:
Based on suggestions from lawmakers, a third bill Senate Bill 488 and House Bill 405 regarding mixed martial and other unarmed combat sports in the state did get widely supported by legislators and did pass the House and Senate overwhelmingly. What this bill did was appoint a Study Committee of House and Senate members to examine and hear testimony from industry experts. They will focus on the legalizing of mixed martial art competitions, improving our current boxing program, and how overall the State could form an athletic commission that would encompass all unarmed combat sports to aid in successful events for all. The Study Committee is scheduled to meet October 24th in Nashville. At that time, research, evidence, and testimony will be presented to educate lawmakers and department officials in order to move forward with recommended legislation for the 2008 Legislative Session.
Quinton "Rampage" Jackson is committed to playing an active role with his support towards these efforts to legalize MMA in Tennessee. He will be appearing and testifying before the committee.
Yet another reason to like Rampage.