Did he write this himself? Seems to be an identified ghost writer.
Wow, he was "deeply involved" with training Georges St. Pierre? He's "iconic" and had more influence on legalizing MMA in Ontario than anyone else? He is recognized as one of the top MMA trainers in the world??
DAVE MAIR: THE FACE OF ONTARIO MMA
As one of the most influential figures in the Canadian wrestling and mixed martial arts (MMA) scenes, Dave Mair has compiled an impressive resume.
As a competitive wrestler, Mair won three Canadian National Championships and represented the country in a variety of international events. Once his career as a competitor ended, Mair went on to coach over 100 national champions and numerous national teams.
His track record as a coach even included appearances at the 1996 and 2008 Olympic Games.
Mair has also been deeply involved in Canadian MMA having worked closely with UFC stars George St. Pierre, Mark Homminick and several others. The wealth of experience that he has gained over his career has helped Dave become recognized as one of the top wrestling and MMA coaches in the world.
Mair also played a pivotal role in the legalization of MMA in Ontario. He spearheaded the formation of the Canadian Grappling and Striking Sports Council (CGSSC) to offer guidance to the Ministry of Consumer Services in establishing a governing body to oversee the sport if and when the province decided to legalize it.
The CGSSC, a not-for-profit organization, set out to ensure that Ontario’s athletes have many opportunities to compete on a fair and safe stage by establishing a means of funding for the athletes.
Mair and other members of the CGSSC met regularly with provincial decision-makers throughout the consideration and legalization processes to ensure that the sport was represented well throughout the proceedings. As such, the group and its iconic leader are generally considered to have had more influence on the legalization than any other group or body.
Currently, Mair is the technical director for MMA Live which will consist of three large-scale MMA events being held in throughout Ontario in the coming months.
Local MMA enthusiasts will be thrilled to know that MMA Live 1 is being held at London’s John Labatt Centre on Thursday, May 19.
“The MMA Live group are a classy group of individuals with an extensive background in hosting entertainment events,” said Mair. “They will definitely become one of the leaders in Ontario MMA.”
Mair has been responsible for setting up the matches for the event as well as contacting athletes and coaches and educating them on issues of health and safety. With his extensive knowledge of the sport, Mair is perfectly qualified to ensure that the MMA Live events go off without a hitch.
After many years of dominating the Canadian wrestling and MMA scene as competitor and coach, Dave Mair has continued to play a prominent role in growing the sport across the country. MMA, currently one of the hottest sports in the world, could not ask for a better Canadian ambassador.