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OZZ
14th August 10, 01:09 PM
Its about damn time!
Looks like the cash-strapped Ontario Gov't is looking for all kinds of new and inventive ways to drum up revenue (the Ontario Liberals recently made it clear that they plan to get into the online gambling biz) , so they are going to fast track the full legalization of MMA in Ontario.
UFC at the Skydome (well, Rogers Centre as its now called, but to me it will always be 'the Dome') - here it comes! I will be first in line to see that and I can guarantee it will sel out in a matter of hous just like the one in Montreal did.
People LOVE MMA up here..


Ontario moves to allow mixed martial arts bouts

Ontario government has tapped out to the growing sports phenomenon of mixed martial arts, and will allow the cage-fighting events to be held in the province.

The provincial government announced Saturday it will adopt the same rules for the bouts that are being widely used across North America.

The first such event could then be held in the province next year, a news release from the province said.

Until now, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan, Newfoundland and Labrador, Yukon and Nunavut have had province- and territory-wide bans on the contests, while New Brunswick has a ban on MMA fighting outside of the city of Moncton.

UFC, the top brand in mixed martial arts, has held events in Montreal and Vancouver.

In truth, Ontario’s decision may be less about tapping out, or giving in, to pressure to allow the fighting events, and more about cashing in.

The Ontario government is estimating that a major MMA event could attract as many as 30,000 fans and generate as much as $6 million in local economic activity.

UFC president Dana White was quick to express his excitement at Saturday’s news.

“Its done UFC is coming to ontario (sic)” said his Twitter account.

He thanked Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty and Sophia Aggelonitis, the province’s minister of consumer services, especially, saying: “U 2 made it happen.”

White has in the past called Canada the “Mecca” of mixed martial arts, a nod to the controversial sport’s growing popularity in this country.

In May, the company named former CFL commissioner Tom Wright as its new point man in Canada, and announced it would set up an office in Toronto.

The province stressed Saturday that its regulations will focus on the safety of the competitors.

The move will nonetheless likely have its detractors.

The decision comes as the British Columbia Medical Association is urging its counterparts across the country to push for a ban on mixed martial arts.

The body, which acts as the voice of doctors in British Columbia, is planning to bring that resolution to the Canadian Medical Association’s annual general meeting at Niagara Falls, Ont., from Aug. 23 to 25.

If the national group agrees to adopt the resolution, it is expected to lobby the federal government to work with the provinces to bring an end to MMA contests in the country.

resolve
14th August 10, 01:20 PM
Take it to Bullshido noob!

lant3rn
14th August 10, 01:23 PM
Take it to Bullshido noob!

Join Date; Jun 2009. *cough

OZZ
14th August 10, 01:41 PM
Take it to Bullshido noob!

It was already posted there you twit..

OZZ
14th August 10, 01:42 PM
Join Date; Jun 2009. *cough

*loser*cough

ICY
14th August 10, 03:41 PM
Fuck Bullshido.

This is great. W-1 can now actually fill its intended role as the #1 MMA org in Canada, instead of MFC (which is cool, but nothing based in Edmonton should be the #1 of anything, ever).

Kein Haar
14th August 10, 03:47 PM
I hope some MMA d-bag gets in a fight outside the cage, and then the RCMP tranqualize and relocate him.

SoulMechanic
15th August 10, 04:12 AM
I think MMA scares Nid. Better pray the black man dont learn any of this dirtygrappleboxjitsu or your pig might just get roasted.

EuropIan
15th August 10, 10:38 AM
Join Date; Jun 2009. *cough
You are an ass.

ICY
15th August 10, 01:07 PM
Saying "Take it to bullshido noob" is easily as gay if not gayer.

OZZ
15th August 10, 03:38 PM
The idea is to encourage talking about sports here as well..
In any event..this will be a boon to the province's coffers and I expect that any UFC event scheduled to take place in Toronto will sell out rapidly and the city will be a permanant destination for many years to come.

EuropIan
15th August 10, 03:43 PM
you think the local scene will pick up?

HappyOldGuy
15th August 10, 03:59 PM
This is fine, but if you bitches start a "Brock is god cause wrestlers" thread here...

SoulMechanic
15th August 10, 04:14 PM
I hope it does take off, I hope it gets so popular and makes soooo much money the people over in the B.C. Medical Association will stop trying to lobby the rest of the provinces into banning the sport from the whole country entirely.

Doritosaurus Chex
15th August 10, 05:03 PM
you think the local scene will pick up?

The local scene is pretty big. It'll be just be more accessible for fans. On the plus side, local competitors won't have to travelled outside the province or fight on Native reserves anymore.

OZZ
15th August 10, 08:53 PM
MMA is already as big here as anywhere in the USA..
As Dorito pointed out..now we won't have to watch shitty cards on Native Resrves anymore.
I know that I and several of my friends/former training partners will definitely be attending the UFC debut in Toronto.

Kein Haar
16th August 10, 02:28 AM
I think MMA scares Nid. Better pray the black man dont learn any of this dirtygrappleboxjitsu or your pig might just get roasted.

You haven't been listening, young man.

This whole time, I've been saying I think more of teh bl4cks should learn all there is to know about MMA so the white kids can go back to having hope...and little else.

EuropIan
16th August 10, 02:29 AM
You haven't been listening, young man.

This whole time, I've been saying I think more of teh bl4cks should learn all there is to know about MMA so the white kids can go back to having hope...and little else.
cuz "fast twitch muscle fibers"

SoulMechanic
16th August 10, 02:34 AM
I hope the mud people rape your wife, kill you, then raise your child as a tranny crack raspberry.

Kein Haar
16th August 10, 04:05 AM
I can't tell you how pleased I am to find this hot-button topic amongst white kids.

I could many dense paragraphs about hill-billy this, redneck-that, polack, guinea, kraut, irishman, poor, rich, middle class...there's always some dorky, trashy, or elitist shit to laugh at. But it never relly cuts to the bone. I mean, not REALLY.

It'll all be taken with a FUCK YEAH HAHAHA! Us white assholes have earned some ribbing on our ethnic foibles cuz oppression! Keep it coming!

Oh, but bring up the fact that white kids suck at something manly like FIGHTING...LOOK OUT! The Emergency Broadcast tone goes on and the curs start hackling.

FUCKING HILARIOUS.

It really goes to show where the genuine insecurities lie.

bob
16th August 10, 04:09 AM
It really goes to show where the genuine insecurities lie.

Are you saying I have a small penis?

Kein Haar
16th August 10, 04:11 AM
bob! You're my...

...

...do you?

bob
16th August 10, 04:14 AM
lol, no.

Well, not compared to Asians.

SoulMechanic
16th August 10, 04:20 AM
You wont be laughing when the mud cock is knee deep in yer lady.

Kein Haar
16th August 10, 04:40 AM
I'd be pretty crushed if my lady cheated on me. Not sure where you're going with that...

However, that would NOT take away from the hilarity which is white kids thinking they have game cuz of exhaustive training for fights primarily amongst themselves.

SoulMechanic
16th August 10, 10:17 AM
You wont be talking so large when the cage door shuts dawg!

Spade: The Real Snake
16th August 10, 12:36 PM
Dude.
Bruce Lee could totally 0wn4ag3 the UFC in Ontario if he were alive today

KO'd N DOA
16th August 10, 01:12 PM
Dear Ontario,

What took you fa66ots so long?

Je t'aime enore

Quebec

HappyOldGuy
16th August 10, 08:52 PM
Given that the whole sport evolved in brazil, I've gotta wonder if kein ever actually watches it?

I mean it's a good troll for tapout kids, or at least it was a couple years ago, but not so much anybody who actually knows anything.

Kein Haar
18th August 10, 07:24 AM
I mean it's a good troll for tapout kids

So...what are you saying about the freak-outs and melt-downs here on sociocide about it?

OMFG UNINTENTIONAL BURN!

hahahahaha

Spade: The Real Snake
18th August 10, 11:22 AM
Wait, what's that?
Brazil, you say?

SoulMechanic
18th August 10, 11:59 AM
Dude.
Bruce Lee could totally 0wn4ag3 the UFC in Ontario if he were alive today
Oh yeah? Well Bruce Leroy could woop the piss out of everybody!

Spade: The Real Snake
18th August 10, 12:03 PM
Bruce Campbell would pwn Bruce Leroy

SoulMechanic
18th August 10, 12:05 PM
Bruce Wayne!

Spade: The Real Snake
18th August 10, 12:06 PM
Bruce Villanch

SoulMechanic
18th August 10, 12:09 PM
http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w15/TheWho87EWR/Wrestlers/KyKy/B%20Images/Bruce_Buffer.jpg

Spade: The Real Snake
18th August 10, 12:10 PM
http://brucebruce.altervista.org/immaginihome/brucebruce.jpg
(http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQoJLRIlfT1Y0kFyv3bif60AwBQu_H9a nLRN3I3T6VPlsVskgc&t=1&usg=__2NNdQwk2lbzXGLoJByl_3xNOYTk=)

SoulMechanic
18th August 10, 12:17 PM
http://i492.photobucket.com/albums/rr288/colintimberlake/jenner.jpg

Spade: The Real Snake
18th August 10, 12:26 PM
damn, I was gonna go for the old full of estrogen old-lady looking jenner next.
oh well:
http://nicknackpaddywhack.files.wordpress.com/2007/05/bruce-willis-on-john-mcclane.jpg

OZZ
18th August 10, 12:51 PM
Bruce Banner.

SoulMechanic
18th August 10, 02:56 PM
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb146/bjjones909/bruce_springsteen.jpg

Spade: The Real Snake
18th August 10, 03:08 PM
http://www.i-mockery.com/minimocks/the-burbs/1.gif

Ajamil
18th August 10, 03:10 PM
http://www.comedycouch.com/images/interview_photos/bruce1.jpg

Ajamil
18th August 10, 03:13 PM
http://www.bestweekever.tv/bwe/images/2008/10/BruceVilanch.jpg

Ajamil
18th August 10, 03:14 PM
http://s-ak.buzzfed.com/static/imagebuzz/web04/2010/3/4/16/youre-totally-right-def-bruce-from-family-28839-1267737468-93.jpg

SoulMechanic
18th August 10, 03:14 PM
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c59/cjrau/85%20Topps%20TTM%20IP%20Autos/324.jpg

Ajamil
18th August 10, 03:22 PM
http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/7950/brucers.jpg

(My cousin, Bruce.)

KO'd N DOA
18th August 10, 03:48 PM
http://lakehuron.on.ca/images/bruce-nuclear-aerial.jpg-- The most dangerous Bruce in all Ontario

Spade: The Real Snake
18th August 10, 03:51 PM
http://nflbook.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/bruce_smith2.jpg

SoulMechanic
18th August 10, 04:11 PM
http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg84/shawnabird81/lenny.gif

Spade: The Real Snake
18th August 10, 04:22 PM
http://www.fergfoto.com/images/bruce_hornsby.JPG

Doritosaurus Chex
18th August 10, 11:08 PM
http://s.bebo.com/app-image/7934961964/5411656627/PROFILE/i.quizzaz.com/img/q/u/08/05/17/BRUCE.jpg

HappyOldGuy
18th August 10, 11:32 PM
http://www.iwatchstuff.com/2008/12/24/tron-bruce-boxleitner.jpg

lant3rn
19th August 10, 12:28 AM
This is why we can't have nice things

KO'd N DOA
20th August 10, 10:52 AM
Although Ontario might be getting MMA, it seems Ottawa will not, as the campaining future Mayors build platform to not allow it in there City. - Besides being home to the crooks who make off with our Taxes, the city in Ottawa has a totally new reason to be loathed.


http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/20082010/71/central-brutal-sport-place-city-mayoral-hopefuls.html

(http://ca.rd.yahoo.com/headlines/ottawacitizen/brand/SIG=111g0j6t8/*http%3A//www.ottawacitizen.com/)




By Nick Taylor-Vaisey

At least two mayoral candidates say mixed martial arts are not welcome in Ottawa.

Councillors Alex Cullen and Clive Doucet both denounced Mayor Larry O'Brien's recent endorsement of the popular sport.


"You're kidding me, I hope," Doucet said Thursday, reacting to O'Brien's desire for Ottawa to host Ontario's first Ultimate Fighting Championship match.
Doucet says he was a boxer in high school, but he witnessed too many serious injuries during that time and eventually stepped away from the sport. Mixed martial arts are even more dangerous, he said.

"This makes boxing look like a walk in the park. It's not something I would put my name behind."

For his part, Cullen was critical of MMA, which he called a "brutal sport." "There's clearly a market niche for this kind of entertainment, but I think most people find it far too brutal for their taste," he said. "It is not an event I would look forward to at all." In fact, Cullen said, he is morally opposed to mixed martial arts fighting: "If I had my druthers, I'd rather the provincial government did not open this door. It's not clear to me that you're projecting good social values by watching someone receiving a vicious beating."

"Some claim it to be sport, but I think it's as barbaric as the Romans having gladiators fight in the dust."

The provincial government announced Saturday it will permit and regulate mixed martial arts fights throughout Ontario. The Ontario government estimates a major event could attract as many as 30,000 fans and generate as much as $6 million in local economic activity.

Mixed martial arts fights pit two competitors against each other in a fighting style that typically combines striking, grappling and submission techniques. Ottawa-based promoter Nick Castiglia has said he hopes to host the city's first local MMA event. His company, Wreck MMA, has put on two shows in the past year, but both had to be held in Gatineau because of Ontario's previous stance on MMA.

Neither O'Brien nor mayoral candidate Jim Watson was available for comment Thursday before press time.

Ajamil
20th August 10, 03:47 PM
I'd like to know what serious injuries he saw in high school boxing.

Doritosaurus Chex
22nd August 10, 07:48 PM
Most likely those career ending injuries to the pride after being beaten down badly in front of an audience.