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Debate surrounds Mixed Martial-Arts ban

Posted at: 04/23/2013 5:43 PM
Updated at: 04/23/2013 5:50 PM
By: John McLoughlin

ALBANY - The National Organization for Women, and other women’s groups, are calling for the continued ban on mixed martial arts---or what they call "cage fighting" because they claim it could lead to violence and attacks on women.

Some of the fighters from the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) were at the Times Union Center Tuesday putting on wrestling demonstrations because mixed martial arts remain banned in New York State, although it appears that the legislature may be about to give its stamp of approval.

NewsChannel 13’s John McLoughlin was at the Times Union Center on Tuesday with more.