From The Honolulu Advertiser
“Mixed martial arts already has a storied history in Hawai'i, even though the sport has been around for just more than a decade.
On Wednesday, a new chapter will be started.
In accordance with Chapter 440E of the Hawai'i Revised Statutes, MMA will become regulated under the state's jurisdiction.
“I'm fine with it – I've always wanted the state to oversee it in some way,” longtime Hawai'i MMA promoter T. Jay Thompson said. “I think the laws they have come up with are right along the lines of Nevada and California. It seems to be in the best interest of the fighters, and I have no problem with that.”