April 3rd, 2013

Yesterday, Top MMA News broke the news that the Owen Carr unanimous decision win over Mike O’Neill was overturned by the Calgary Combative Sports Commission to a No Contest following a complaint by O’Neill’s camp about fouls and sportsmanship issues. Here is the video of the fight. Do you think it should have been overturned?

April 2nd, 2013

After a formal letter of complaint from Mike O’Neill, the Calgary Combative Sports Commission has ruled that the results of the March 15, 2013 fight between Owen Carr and Mike O’Neill would be changed to a No Contest. Following the Aggression Fighting Championship 15 fight at the Telus Center, O’Neill and corner Jesse Bongfeldt appealed […]

November 30th, 2012

Bill S-209, the law seeking to amend the Canadian Criminal Code to permit the legalization of MMA is now one step closer to reality.   (You can click here for background information). The Parliament of Canada’s website confirms that Bill S-209 has now passed second reading and has been referred to the Committee of the House of Commons. The […]

October 26th, 2012

Further to my efforts to keep track of Canada’s progress in formally legalizing MMA, Bill S-209 has now passed first reading in the House of Commons. Below is the official Hansard transcript: Mr. Massimo Pacetti (Saint-Léonard—Saint-Michel, Lib.) moved for leave to introduce Bill S-209, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (prize fights).     He said: Mr. Speaker, […]

July 21st, 2012

Recently, the Federal Government has made efforts to modernize the Criminal Code to permit MMA and other Striking Sports to become lawful. While this amendment will allow the sport to be properly regulated on a Professional level, review of the legislation appears to create a potential gap on the amateur side. The reason being that […]

May 17th, 2012

ECSC STATEMENT – MFC 33,  That was held on MAY 4, 2012 BOUT: DIEGO BAUTISTA VS. SABAH FADAI Background on the Bout Referee: The referee for this bout was from Manitoba.  He has refereed from the local level up to and including the MFC previously and the UFC.  He is considered of one Canada’s foremost […]

May 8th, 2012

A Canadian Senate committee will open hearings on May 9th to amend the Canadian Criminal Code to include MMA. The committe chair, Senator Bob Runciman, will head the committee. Runciman is also the author of the Senate Bill S-209 which would amend Section 83 to include MMA. Witnesses schedule to appear before the committee include […]

May 7th, 2012

VICTORIA – The Province is taking steps to establish a Provincial Athletic Commissioner, who would regulate and supervise professional contests such as boxing, kick-boxing and mixed martial arts. Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Ida Chong introduced Bill 50 – Athletic Commissioner Act – in the legislature today. The proposed act would establish a consistent […]

April 12th, 2012

The Ultimate Fighting Championship®, the world’s leader in mixed martial arts (MMA), applauds the announcement made earlier today of the creation of the new International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF). The UFC® wholeheartedly supports this new initiative as well as its leader, IMMAF President August Wallén, who will spearhead the initial growth of this Federation. […]

February 22nd, 2012

Pat Reid, the Executive Directory of the Edmonton Combative Sports Commission (ECSC) plays MMA reporter and interviews Herb Dean. In the interview, Dean shares his thoughts on when is the proper time for a referee to step in and stop a fight.

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