NY State Assemblyman Bob Reilly has been a thorn in the UFC’s side for some time now as they attempt to push through the legalization of mixed martial arts in New York.

In a new interview on Inside MMA Reilly continues his crusade to ensure that the sport remains banned, citing it as, “too violent,” and claiming that it’s very existence, “helps perpetuate and encourage violence.”

At one point Reilly also states that, “the difference between mixed martial arts and every other sport is that in mixed martial arts the purpose is to damage your opponent.”

I guess we’ll just pretend like boxing doesn’t exist then Bob, eh?

Afterwards Bas Rutten, Randy Couture, Ryan Couture and Hector Lombard give the opposing point of view, and point out how uneducated Reilly is about the sport.

Check it out in the video below.

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