New York lawmakers end last statewide ban on mixed martial arts (Reuters)
(Adds vote to approve mixed martial arts fights) By James M. Odato ALBANY, N.Y., March 21 (Reuters) – New York’s state assembly on Tuesday overwhelmingly voted to legalize mixed martial arts fights, effectively ending the last remaining statewide ban on the combat sport in the United States. Governor Andrew Cuomo has already said he would sign the measure, which previously passed the state Senate. Mixed martial arts features kicking, punching, wrestling and other maneuvers that can leave the combatants bloodied and sometimes unconscious.
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