Canadian Doctors Vote to Ban MMA


At the Canadian Medical Association’s national conference today, a majority of doctors voted in favor of banning Mixed Martial Arts. According to Global TV, 84% of the doctors in attendance voted in favor of the proposal brought forth by British Columbia doctors. The vote was held in in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Ironically, Ontario recently legalized MMA and expect a UFC show to be held there in 2011.

Dr. Gordon Mackie originally brought forward this motion to the BC Medical Association due to the chance of brain injury to MMA fighters due to repetitive blows to the head.

As MMA becomes legalized in more and more provinces, doctors hope they become a strong voice against the dangerous sport. Doctors did not vote on banning other sports at the conference.

11 Responses to “ Canadian Doctors Vote to Ban MMA ”

  1. Jamie Locke says:

    Foolish, they are probably looking for a cut of the action.$$

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  2. Jason says:

    Stupid ass shit… honestly. I’m going to vote to ban my doctor ;)

    Reading the article though, doesn’t sound like the CMA has much clout aside from hoping their vote influences the future of the sport in Canada.

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  3. Tom Ohle says:

    Completely ridiculous. Hockey being banned? You have sticks and heavy rubber things and you’re encouraged to slam other people into boards at 30mph. Sheesh.

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  4. Mike Davis says:

    “Doctors did not vote on banning other sports at the conference”

    why the hell not might as well ban boxing, kickboxing, muay thai, hockey, football, skiing, snowboarding, skateboarding, rollerblading, Jesuswhy cant they just accept this sport.

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  5. Jason says:

    Quick question – does anyone know what power the CMA actually has? Can they mandate doctors and nurses can’t act as ringside physicians? Can they suspend doctors that do? Just curious as to the possible implications of this all… as I mentioned, sounds like the CMA is just hoping to sway public opinion.

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  6. Joe Doerksen says:

    Why no ban on boxing, then?

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  7. Keenan says:

    They can go a head and bring more attention to the sport… all its going to to do is show people who are close minded that its very safe and professional… Doctors/Nerds got beat up a lot in school, just lookin for retaliation…

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  8. harry balls says:

    Foolishness. I can buy a carton of cigarettes if i want, I can bang without a condom, drink myself silly (maybe I’ll do all three tonight lol).

    This is, however, all the more reason to not let cans fight experienced guys….

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  9. Jerry says:

    More nanny-state b.s.

    Why is it any of their business what two consenting adults decide to do with their bodies?

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  10. Vince says:

    I guess we better ban hockey & the NHL, Football and the CFL, Lacrosse and the NLL, rugby, soccer and the game of tag!

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  11. I would assume they took this stand so the CMA will never be held liable for any sever injuries or deaths(should one ever happen in Canada.) They’re just covering their own asses… Which makes perfect sense.

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