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Students, athletes ask to legalize MMA

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Students and athletes in the Capital Region are calling on the state Assembly to legalize mixed martial arts in New York. During a press conference in Albany on Wednesday, University at Albany students and a kickboxing instructor from Duanesburg spoke about the benefits of MMA to combat bullying and empower women. “Mixed martial arts doesn’t victimize women,” said Juliet Shen, a junior at UAlbany and the philanthropy chair of Delta Phi Lambda. “Instead, it provides ...

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