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    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.

    http://www.2theadvocate.com/news/487...ml?index=1&c=y

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    Quote Originally Posted by TEA
    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.

    http://www.2theadvocate.com/news/487...ml?index=1&c=y
    Corrupt Louisiana Politicians Fight to Ban MMA
    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 .
    Last edited by BackFistMonkey; 12/15/2006 11:49am at .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jean Paula-Satire
    Never believe that the GOP and fellow bigots are completely unaware of the absurdity of their replies. They know that their remarks are frivolous, open to challenge. But they are amusing themselves, for it is their adversary who is obliged to use words responsibly, since he believes in words. The bigots and Republicans have the right to play. They even like to play with discourse for, by giving ridiculous reasons, they discredit the seriousness of their interlocutors. They delight in acting in bad faith, since they seek not to persuade by sound argument but to intimidate and disconcert. If you press them too closely, they will abruptly fall silent, loftily indicating by some phrase that the time for argument is past and that besides, they have already won

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    Quote Originally Posted by BackFistMonkey
    it is what I would come to expect from Louisiana .
    Louisiana was relatively friendly to MMA. While Texas was still stuck with "slap-boxing" and MMA competitors couldn't strike to the head with a closed fist, Louisiana allowed competitions under the current UFC ruleset (and hosted more than one Zuffa UFC event).

    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

    Quote Originally Posted by jnp
    That is exactly what I meant sdave. You are dead on, as usual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdave
    Louisiana was relatively friendly to MMA. While Texas was still stuck with "slap-boxing" and MMA competitors couldn't strike to the head with a closed fist, Louisiana allowed competitions under the current UFC ruleset (and hosted more than one Zuffa UFC event).

    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...
    Let me rephase that then ...

    " 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 .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jean Paula-Satire
    Never believe that the GOP and fellow bigots are completely unaware of the absurdity of their replies. They know that their remarks are frivolous, open to challenge. But they are amusing themselves, for it is their adversary who is obliged to use words responsibly, since he believes in words. The bigots and Republicans have the right to play. They even like to play with discourse for, by giving ridiculous reasons, they discredit the seriousness of their interlocutors. They delight in acting in bad faith, since they seek not to persuade by sound argument but to intimidate and disconcert. If you press them too closely, they will abruptly fall silent, loftily indicating by some phrase that the time for argument is past and that besides, they have already won

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    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.

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    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.
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    Bruneau insisted mixed martial-arts fights allowed “kicking, biting, whatever”
    If they do I can see a gebnuine case for rules revision but I assume the guys just speaking out of his asrse.

    “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.”
    This really doesn't make sense, he's saying what? It's a real choreographed fight? Don't most MMA bouts have a physician on hand anyway?

    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.
    I mean seriously, what the hell sort of oficial body appints this kinda person to head an investigation?

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    The Ferritas have casino money. How long till they start buying off politicans?

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    "This is not boxing, nor wrestling."
    and later
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    . Is he retarded or what?

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