Video: Strikeforce champion Ronda Rousey speaks out against MMA Bill AB2100

Strikeforce Women's 135-pound Champion Ronda Rousey speaks at the California State Assembly Arts, Entertainment, Sports and Tourism Committee Hearing on MMA Bill AB2100.

According to the release in advance of yesterday's (April 25, 2012) hearing, the bill aims to "protect professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters in California from certain exploitative business practices" and to extend to professional MMA fighters "certain legal protections already afforded to professional boxers under the federal Muhammad Ali Boxing Reform Act of 2000."

Also taking a stand against the bill were former UFC Welterweight Champion Matt Hughes, former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Chuck Liddell and ZUFFA big wigs Lawrence Epstein and Marc Ratner.

The bill was approved by a vote of 5-2 and now goes to the Assembly Committee on Appropriations.

You can read the entire proposal (complete with all its legal mumbo-jumbo) at the state's legislative website by clicking here. Meanwhile, what did you think of the "Rowdy" testimony?

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