Senate’s MMA Backer Open To Changes

Senate’s MMA Backer Open To Changes

Republican Sen. Joe Griffo, one of the main sponsors of a bill aimed at legalizing mixed-martial arts in the state, is open to making changes to the measure should it lead to its passage this year.

“In order to get something done this year, I’m open and willing to have those discussions and consider what’s being proposed,” Griffo said in an interview. “At this point in time I haven’t seen anything specifically.”

Assembly Majority Leader Joe Morelle is discussing potential amendments to the bill, such as adding a health-insurance provision for those who participate in MMA bouts.

Those potential changes were reported by The Daily News ( on Monday.

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