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Canadian fight fans may have reason to celebrate this weekend after Showdown Joe Ferraro brings word from up north that mixed martial arts is finally set to be legalized in Ontario, Canada. The UFC recently hired Tom Wright as the new head of UFC Canada and opened a Toronto office to help increase the promotion's presence in Ontario. The strategy apparently worked, according to Canadian UFC lawyer Noble Chummar, who shared the good news with our friends at MMACanada.net earlier today: "Mixed Martial Arts is now regulated in the province of Ontario! Two years ago we have been working around the clock, in meetings with Dana White to get this done. The UFC has been in Ontario 5-10 times which has indicated that Premier Dalton McGuinty is in touch with what the people want. It's a great day for MMA fans and a great day for the UFC!" Ontario likely will use the Unified MMA Rules and will probably hold their first regulated MMA event in 2011.

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Post #1   8/14/10 11:36:30AM   

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great day woooooooooooooooooooooooo

Post #2   8/14/10 11:57:25AM   

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Well, Dana wanted Regulation in New York this year, but I'm sure he'll settle for Boston and now Ontario...

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great day woooooooooooooooooooooooo



WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO here we come MMA

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Best news ever! I hope to God that we get Kos vs GSP althought its doubtful. Well done Dana!

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If they already weren't committed to TUF 12 and a December fight, it would've been a no-brainer. But it's still 4 months away and a lot can happen between now & then.

Post #6   8/14/10 12:09:52PM   

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ufc already booked for toronto next march
that was fast

simple gsp vs kos in dec vegas then hopefully gsp wins and defends inmarch against shields or fitch crazy ufc loses vancouver but gains toronto!!!!!!!

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its about damn time!
Air Canada Center here I come

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Following up on this, Junkie reports that according to CFTR-AM 680 in Toronto, UFC has reserved Rogers Center (Toronto Blue Jays stadium) for an unspecified date in March. The stadium can hold over 60,000.

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WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Awesome, simply awesome. Now I dont have to drive all the way to Montreal anymore to see a damn ufc event.

This is a long time coming!!

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omg yes, its huge, but I didnt expect them to book a venue that large, I even told my cousin "imagine if they sold out the rogers center"

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dana's always talking about the experience of a live mma event so if it comes to toronto i hope its held at the air canada centre and not the roger centre,thinking 60000 might be too big,i could be wrong.

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The WWE was able to sell out the Skydome at over 60,000, I wouldn't be suprised to see the UFC match that.

It will be walking distance for me though so I can't wait.

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