It’s a sad time for freakshow fight aficionados as the number of unsanctioned states in America continues to dwindle. Soon even Alabama, a bastion of sketchy MMA events, will be regulating the sport:
Just one week after Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle signed mixed martial arts regulation into law, the vice chair of the Alabama Boxing Commission, Casey Sears, told MMAWeekly.com that the Cotton State is ready to usher in its own sanctioning.
Alabama House Bill HB457 was recently voted out of the Travel and Tourism Committee. The bill, if signed into law, would give the Alabama commission, under a new name, authority over mixed martial arts in the state.
You might remember Alabama from such freakshows as Tim Sylvia vs Ray Mercer, congenital amputee Kyle Maynard vs a fully limbed opponent, Eric Martinez vs DMX, and of course UFCs 10, 12, 14, 17, and 20.