I previously discussed that the Federal Government’s attempt to legalize MMA Bouts will create a gap on the Provincial side potentially criminalizing amateur contests. I am pleased to report that after bringing this issue to the BC Government’s attention, BC’s Minister of Sport has responded advising the Government is aware of this and that a … More Provinces Must Make Sure Your Karate Kid Does Not Become a Criminal Under Bill S-209
I’ve previously discussed Canadian Bill S-209 which will lay the groundwork to legalize MMA in Canada. For those of you who wish to track the progress of this Bill you can do so by clicking here.
(Update July 11, 2012 – the reports of the intended appeal have now been refuted by Chael Sonnen. The below potential dilemma, however, still is one that can and ought to be remedied) ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Yesterday Canada’s The Score reported that Chael Sonnen has “started the process to file an appeal with Keith Kizer and the … More The “Intended Foul” Dilemma: Should the Unified Rules of MMA Specifically Address These?
Although a little off topic for this blog, I thought this would be of interest to my readers. Recently a Vancouver jury awarded a professional boxer just over $1 million for a hand injury caused in a car crash which impeded his professional career. You can click here to read the details on my BC … More Canadian Boxer Significantly Compensated For Hand Injury in ICBC Claim