There’s a New Sheriff in Town for BC Mixed Martial Arts

(Image via BC Government’s Flickr Page) There is now official confirmation that BC’s first Athletic Commissioner is Dave Maedel.  You can click here to read about his background. Maedel, who recently served as the Chief Sheriff of BC Sheriff Services, is now the first acting BC Athletic Commissioner.  With his formal powers coming into force … More There’s a New Sheriff in Town for BC Mixed Martial Arts

Would Pat Healy Still Have His Money if UFC 159 Occurred in British Columbia?

OK, with BC’s new legislative framework in place regulating professional MMA and with Marc Ratner’s confirmation that BC is back on the UFC’s map its time to have some fun with hypotheticals. What if Pat Healy’s failed marijuana drug test following UFC 159 occurred under BC’s new regime? For those of you that don’t know the story, following his last … More Would Pat Healy Still Have His Money if UFC 159 Occurred in British Columbia?

“Ladies and Gentlemen, It’s Time!” BC’s Athletic Commission Coming Into Focus

At the end of the month BC’s Athletic Commissioner Act will be in force.  Once in force all “professional” MMA and Boxing Events in BC will be regulated by the provincial commission with Vancouver and other local governments being given the ability to outlaw the sport with the passing of local bylaws. BC’s First Athletic … More “Ladies and Gentlemen, It’s Time!” BC’s Athletic Commission Coming Into Focus