Today marks a victory for the sports fan in Ontario. the government has officially given the green light to mixed martial arts in the province.
From the National Post
Ontario announced Monday it would begin accepting applications on Jan. 1, 2011 from mixed martial arts promoters who want to stage fights in the province.
“We have heard from fans across the province and it’s clear that MMA is a popular sport Ontarians are following,” said Consumer Services Minister John Gerretsen. “Now we have the tools in place to help keep competitors safe, while providing an economic boost to communities that want to host professional MMA events.”
This is one of the more notable backtracks of the nannies at Queens Park.