Onganju· Outta My Head
Actually, I don't mind Texas' view on a lot of policies/laws (that says nothing on how I feel about some Texans' view of the rest of the country, but I degress). It basicly opens the door for amateur MMA without the need to set up some state controlled legislation on it (unlike some states which want to have control of athletic events no matter the level). Since they prohibit the pay of fighters within the event or prohibit fights occuring while the participants are impaired (they have to be cognizant enough to sign a waiver), it kind of puts it on the same level of other types of contact sports like paintball, boxing, or "extreme" activities like bungie-jumping. In which case, the participants are responsible for their own well-being. Not too bad if you ask me... As long as those running the events actually try to do so with some sort of legitimacy.The Don said:going though threads that have not seen activity in awhile I stumbled across this one again and after rereading noticed something..
If I read this right.. texas allows you to basicly hold fights as long as the contestants are not getting paid.. so other then testing your skills there is no real point in doing this since it would then be considered amature since your not getting paid? Man Texas is a weird state... the state kills more people then any other state.. yet they are worried about MMA fighters getting paid???