Is the Ali Act coming to MMA?

Is the Ali Act coming to MMA? Plans to introduce legislation is in the works
By John S. Nash on Apr 10, 2016, 9:00p

From Bloody Elbow:

Following a concerted public campaign by a group of professional fighters, staff members for U.S. Congressman Markwayne Mullin of Oklahoma have confirmed to Bloody Elbow that he plans to introduce legislation, perhaps as soon as this month, that would amend the Act so that it would also cover the sport of mixed martial arts.

Just fyi:


The Muhammad Ali Boxing Reform Act, commonly referred to as the Ali Act, is a federal law that was introduced in 1999 and enacted on May 26, 2000 by the 106th Congress to: 1.) protect the rights and welfare of boxers 2.) aid state boxing commissions with the oversight of boxing and 3.) increase sportsmanship and integrity within the boxing industry. The Act amends the 1996 Professional Boxing Safety Act by expanding upon legislature against exploitation, conflict of interest, enforcement, and as well as additional amendments. The Act was enacted in response to widespread abuse of boxers by means of exploitation, rigged rankings, and rigged matches.