12/15/2006 11:42am, #1
Corrupt Louisiana Politicians Fight to Ban MMA
Looks like the fix is in. Boxing promoters want to protect their interests and it looks like they've bought the politicians they need to do so.
12/15/2006 11:47am, #2Originally Posted by TEA
A little redundant ^^^^ here isn't it ?
on a side note , I am not sure if this should go in here ( iCompete ) or the News Forum .
Thank you for sharing . It is an interesting article , but it is what I would come to expect from Louisiana .
12/15/2006 12:13pm, #3Originally Posted by BackFistMonkey
I like Buddy Embanato and he's always been very friendly and helpful to me. He authorized me to promote events in Louisianna while I was still fighting red tape in Austin.
It will be a real shame if Mr. Foti and Representative Bruneau convince the Louisiana Supreme Court to forbid him sanctioning any further events.
On the other hand, it might work out well for Dick Cole if all of those promoters then have to come to Texas to put on their shows...Dave
Originally Posted by jnp
12/15/2006 12:30pm, #4Originally Posted by sdave
" It is what I would expect out of Louisiana's Politicians "
My wife is from Transylvania LA . I have heard about their Political problems ... but I know nothing about the politics of Combat Sports in the area .
I but I can tell you about a Sheriff in a surrounding county who was running Cocaine , paying people a dollar a vote to vote for him , then pulled a gun and tried to kill a state trooper ...
But Combat Sports in the area ... I am pretty ignorant about .
12/15/2006 2:08pm, #5
Do you really think boxing promoters are still trying to put the smackdown on MMA?
I see and here a lot of boxing promoters (on line at least) wanting to get into MMA and have mixed cards.
12/16/2006 11:20am, #6
I love how they resort to out-and-out lies. MMA is safer than boxing. Nobody bites each other. There is always a doctor at ringside. Shut the **** up. Thanks."No. Listen to me because I know what I'm talking about here." -- Hannibal
12/16/2006 12:02pm, #7Bruneau insisted mixed martial-arts fights allowed “kicking, biting, whatever”
“It is not boxing, which is a sport, which is highly regulated and which has a physician at ringside at all times, and is not wrestling, which is a choreographed event,” he testified. “I mean, this is wrestling and boxing, this is street brawling.”
And fianlly this:
Bonano’s appointment(To head the investigation) made headlines because the Louisiana Gaming Board had denied him licenses to work in the gambling industry, citing alleged connections to organized crime.
12/16/2006 1:49pm, #8
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The Ferritas have casino money. How long till they start buying off politicans?
12/18/2006 6:45pm, #9
"This is not boxing, nor wrestling.""I mean, it's boxing and wrestling"
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12/18/2006 6:53pm, #10
Louisiana's government is as corrupt as it gets. The government in the south is screwed in general.A lie gets half-way around the world before the truth has time to get it's pants on. - Winston Churchhill