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Governor: MMA In New York Should Be Taken "Seriously" For Potential Economic Impact
Published April 24, 2013
GOLDEN GOOSE: In N.Y., Aaron Elstein wrote the “real reason” MMA is not legal in New York “may be that UFC is simply such an important Useful Pot of cash for Albany.” A source said that there is “no particular urgency in Albany to pass a bill overturning the ban because lawmakers and lobbyists have figured out there's much moolah to be extracted from the Las Vegas casino operators who own UFC.” The source said, "The ban has nothing to do with people being concerned about the morality of the sport or injuries to the athletes. This is about getting more money from UFC before the law is overturned” (CRAINSNEWYORK.com, 4/23).