Winnipeg City Councillor Wants MMA Banned
After Friday’s Canadian Fighting Championship card resulted in a serious injury to one competitor, a local Winnipeg city councillor has started taking steps to having the sport banned in Winnipeg.
St. Charles Councillor Grant Nordman would like to see the sport banned after Dean Lewis was taken by ambulance from the event and hospitalized. Calling the people who watched Friday’s card “ghouls”, he has asked the city’s community services department to investigate ways to have the sport disallowed in Winnipeg.
Dean Lewis’ condition has stabilized after going to the hospital in bad shape. The fighter is eating and was diagnosed with a concussion and bleeding on the brain according to his mother. Lewis is now eating, talking, and walking around on the road to recovery although Dr. Pilat, the fight doctor who tended to him, states that he should not train again.
Many spectators agreed that the Dean Lewis/Eric Perez fight was the bloodiest that they had seen live.