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Is it time for Ontario to lift the ban on MMA?
Sun, April 20, 2008

Ontario's ban on mixed martial arts (MMA) looks wimpier and wimpier every day.

So Montreal got to host the big Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) shindig last weekend.

The Bell Centre sold out in a flash, no one died and Georges St. Pierre reclaimed his title.

With this, an army of young men, and a few women, are itching for it to be legal in Ontario.

Do you agree? Is mixed martial arts too violent, or have the rules been changed enough to protect the fighters in the ring? Have your say in our forum.

Ontario's MMA ban foolish



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I say Ontario should get with the program and lift the ban on UFC. It's not a s dangerous as people seemed. It's not that there actualyl fighting to the death or anything or Dana white giving them a thumbs up or down as well to excute them.

It is a control MMA combat in a cage. No difference than two boxers in a boxing ring.

Plus the UFC is more safer than ever.

Since Ontario has the best Martial Art school ratio abot 5 to 1 From Britsh comblia and abut 15 to one in Manitobia I think they should lift the ban. Just imanage the income boost and revenues and new schools opening up in Toronto Alone. It would be stupid if they kept the ban.


a MMA fan forever, 2008-05-13 15:36:01

Dwain

You cant compare what a " king of the ring " and a UFC fighter make in salary.

Kings of the ring might get 5 - 10 grand, UFC fighter gets hundreds of thousands.


Ken, 2008-05-12 09:32:56

Ken

Edmonton has hosted a few king of the cages. As far as I know these guys don't fight for free. The reason ontario doesn't have any mma id problaby some messed up liberal law.
Dwain, 2008-04-27 04:35:59

Ben

I agree, but also its the criminal code of canada that ontario and canada is having a problem with im assuming. under the criminal code you cant have " prize fights " so that could be the major problem.

How Quebec got around it is puzzling. However they did it thats how Ontario should do / try it.
Ken, 2008-04-25 11:15:26

Ken, you make a good point, but having UFC events live in Ontario is a principle thing. Every other province allows it, and Ontario doesn't (yet they allow arguably more dangerous sports and businesses to legally operate here). We just want Ontario to accept MMA as a legal sport.
Ben TO, 2008-04-24 09:54:52

Ken

I assume that you live in ontario. If so can you still get the pay per view? Incase yoru wondering I haven't missed a PPV in about 3 years. In my opinion the PPV would be better than being there. Sure you don't get the atmosphere just like its more fun at a hockey game the watching it on TV. As with hockey I don't like being in the second level because its hard to see what is going on. At least with the PPV you nearly always have a good camera angle. Honestly if the UFC came to Edmonton (where I live) I wouldn't see it live. I certianly would watch it on TV though.


Dwain, 2008-04-24 02:21:40

Hell yes. The UFC is alot safer today than its ever been. There arent any serious injuries, the worst is getting knocked out but even that is a rarity.

I would go if I could get a ticket any day.
Ken, 2008-04-23 21:44:20

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