Conor McGregor, Gay Porn Star? Rosie O'Donnell's Brother Thinks So

OK, maybe not Mac specifically – but during debates in the N.Y. Assembly, Daniel O'Donnell calls MMA "gay porn with a different ending"

Conor McGregor may have a new career waiting for him outside the Octagon. Credit: Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Getty

On Tuesday, the New York State Assembly passed a bill that lifts a 20-year ban on professional mixed martial arts. Even though it's not in the clear just yet – Gov. Andrew Cuomo must sign the bill into law – it's a significant development for the sport. New York was the last remaining state to legalize MMA, and UFC has already discussed holding two events there before the end of the year.

If we're lucky, that might even include Ronda Rousey's highly anticipated return under the bright lights of Madison Square Garden.

However, while many are celebrating the ruling, not everyone in New York is happy about it – one of the most outspoken being Rosie O'Donnell's brother, State Assembly member Daniel O'Donnell. During a floor debate on Tuesday, he was one of several who voiced concerns about the bill – though he went about it in a rather unique way, comparing MMA to gay porn without a climax. And as the first openly gay man to be elected to the New York State Assembly, he felt qualified to speak on the matter.

"I should really like it," O'Donnell said. "You have two nearly naked hot men rolling around on top of one another trying to dominate each other. And just in case you don't know, that's gay porn with a different ending. I won't describe the ending for you, but as I've gotten older, the endings are less important."

O'Donnell wasn't the only one to make a joke at the expense of MMA. Matthew Titone, who is also an openly gay assemblyman, said, "If I wanted to see half-naked men in a cage fighting over a belt where the winner gets a purse, I would go to Fire Island."

Unfortunately for them, their statements didn't sway the voters their way. In fact, it may have even hurt their case.