MMA Fights in Ontario Come 2011
Ontario government changed their minds to lift the ban against MMA fights.
The mixed martial arts fans from the province of Ontario have to wait only some more months for MMA to arrive in their place. Just last Saturday, the government passed a ruling to allow MMA events to be sanctioned in Ontario starting next year.
According to Minister of Consumer Services Sophia Aggelonitis, “our government has been monitoring MMA for some time. We know that the sport has evolved and that Ontarians want to see it here. My goal is to make sure we have the tools to keep the competitors safe, and provide an economic boost to communities that want to host professional MMA events.”
This move comes in a positive note since many MMA organizations have the desire to fight in Ontario. In tine that the sport comes to Ontario, it shall use the same rules used in North America and around the globe.
UFC Canadian President Tom Wright mentioned in an interview with MMAWeekly that this was their top priority. He added that, “we want to get our sport not only sanctioned here in Ontario, but across the entire country, so that’s job one.”
The organization is definitely rejoicing, UFC Vice President Marc Ratner even took time to tweet about the good news:
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MMA will have fights in Ontario starting in 2011. We’re excited!