Bronx MMA fans push for right to fight

A community in the Bronx is pushing for the right to fight.Led by Bronx councilman Joel Rivers, fans are in favor of a bill to

THE BRONX - A community in the Bronx is pushing for the right to fight.

Led by Bronx councilman Joel Rivers, fans are in favor of a bill to legalize mixed martial arts or MMA. The bill passed in the Senate recently and is now in the Assembly. If passed, the state will be responsible for setting safety standards.

MMA was previously outlawed for being too brutal. Fans say it's as technical as boxing and should be considered a sport.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

A 21-year-old was critically injured after crashing his 1 21-year-old critically injured in crash on Bronx River Parkway
2 Neighborhood Brief for Feb. 26
Mount St. Michael wins CHSAA Archdiocesan title 3 Mount St. Michael wins CHSAA Archdiocesan title
A violent brawl captured on video Thursday night 4 City Island restaurant brawl captured on video
VIDEO: Scenes from fatal accident 5 VIDEO: Scenes from fatal accident

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE