Connecticut could be the next state to legalize the growing sport of mixed martial arts.
A bill moving through the state Legislature would legalize and regulate MMA fights in the state. The commissioner of public safety would have jurisdiction over all the professional matches held.
The bill also calls for the commissioner to collect a 5 percent tax on receipts, after federal taxes are taken out.
As of now, 46 states have legalized MMA. Connecticut, New York, Vermont and West Virginia have not, according to MMAFighting.com.