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Canada's largest paper tackles MMA

The Globe & Mail, the largest national paper in Canada, has three major articles online about the UFC and MMA.  All three articles have at least a somewhat respectful feel to them, one even going so far as to say the Ontario government has no reason not to regulate MMA and allow fights in Canada's most populated province.

Having such a major media source cover the sport so positively - or at least even handedly - has to be seen as a major political coup for the UFC in their fight for regulation in Ontario.  Given that they have tentatively pencilled in both Vancouver and Toronto for major shows next year, the timing could not be better for them.

For American reference, this would be like having the New York Times openly calling for regulation of the sport in New York state.

 

An overview of UFC 100 and MMA's stature as the fastest growing sport in Canada can be found here.

 

A breakdown of why the Ontario government is so tough on combat sports as whole is located here.

 

And a story on how partnering with the UFC in 2005 has helped cable sports channel Sportsnet grow is here.

\The FanPosts are solely the subjective opinions of Bloody Elbow readers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Bloody Elbow editors or staff.

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