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MMA added to New York state budget

Updated: January 20, 2010, 2:33 PM ET
By Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

Buried amid rebate incentives for movie studios, the sale of wine in grocery stores and budget cuts in academics, Gov. David A. Paterson advocated the legislation of mixed martial arts in his 2010-11 New York State budget proposal submitted on Tuesday.

With the state facing a $7.4 billion deficit, footnotes such as MMA would not appear to be a priority -- until you consider the budget is a game of inches, and that the sport could attract millions into the economy every time an event ...

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