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Mixed Martial Arts & The NJ Economy

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Mixed martial arts is described by some as the human version of dog-fighting.  While New York is the last remaining state opposing legalization, New Jersey continues to see the economic benefit of mixed martial arts. 

The Ultimate Fighting Championship recently signed a $100 Million annual deal with Fox and event promoters say that individual events in New Jersey alone can generate anywhere from tens-of-thousands-of-dollars to millions for the local economy per event. 

Those who choose this line of work experience grueling workouts and training to become a pro.  Oftentimes careers can be cut short by injuries sustained in the ring. But, New Jersey has led the way in safety, even forming the Unified MMA Rules for the entire country.

The Revel Casino in Atlantic City hosts a lot of these events and other casinos are jumping on board as well.  They are hoping to bring in more jobs and money through these fights which is appealing to New Jersey’s struggling casino business that could use the income.

The day before this year’s Super Bowl MMA will be hosting an event in Newark which is estimated to bring in about $20-$30 Million and hundreds of jobs.

mixed martial arts has become the fastest growing sport in the world and is considered the fourth largest sports franchise which generates a ton of revenue.  But is the economic impact any justification for the brutality?

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