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Live Video: New York State Assembly hearing on legalization of MMA

The vote in the New York assembly regarding MMA being legalized, that is expected to pass, is taking place right now.  You can watch live via the video link below.  The hearing has been a circus so far with every ignorant statement about MMA imaginable being made.

If it passes, the tentative plan would be to run a big show in November in Madison Square Garden.

UFC had hoped for it to pass for years now, and several times it likely would have, but it was blocked from going to a vote for a number of reasons.  Amazingly, amateur mixed martial arts is legal in New York but professional mixed martial arts is not.

Dave Meltzer and Bryan Alvarez talked about this situation in detail in last night's edition of Wrestling Observer Radio.