Some like the idea of having the sport held here in the state. The events can bring revenue to places like Bridgeport’s Webster Arena and Hartford’s XL Center and the surrounding businesses and restaurants in those areas. The sport is already legal in neighboring New York state and at the two Native American casinos in eastern Connecticut.
Others are opposed to the idea for a number of reasons. Some think that the sport will not actually bring a considerable economic impact. MMA is also a very violent sport which many believe the state should not promote. Meanwhile some are concerned about the lack of healthcare and labor protections for the fighters.
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