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Prior to that Premier Dalton McGuinty had always dismissed the idea of allowing the cage matches that characterize MMA, saying it just wasn’t a priority for Ontario families.
The economic potential of MMA events apparently isn’t lost on the government, which is running a deficit of almost $20 billion.
"Jab" St. Pierre used a stiff left throughout the first round to bust up Koscheck. With just five minutes gone by in the fight, Koscheck's right eye was almost completely shut. . . .Late in the fight, Koscheck was experiencing considerable pain. Between rounds, Koscheck was wincing and jerking his head away anytime his cornermen tried put an ice bag on the eye.
He cannot fly home to San Jose, Calif., because an air pocket formed behind the broken orbital bone, making air travel dangerous. UFC officials arranged for Koscheck and Cook to drive Sunday afternoon from Montreal to Boston, where the 33-year-old fighter is expected to undergo surgery Monday or Tuesday.
With his vision clearly diminished, St. Pierre used his face as target practice. In rounds four and five, St. Pierre landed pretty much any left jab or hook he attempted. GSP outlanded Koscheck 21-1 in the fourth and by the end of the fight, the punch stats bordered on unbelievable for a fight that went the distance.
Koscheck got outlanded 136-30, and FightMetric counted significant strikes as 110 to 16 for St. Pierre. Compustrike said it was GSP 143-30 overall.
Ontario had previously barred professional MMA as “prizefighting,” with some officials taking the view that it was inherently dangerous.
But the UFC takes pains to argue that the sport is safe. The athletes don’t fight bare knuckle like in MMA’s underground beginnings. There are strict rules on everything from knockouts to tapouts.
And no one has been killed or seriously injured in the UFC’s history. Not even cheerleading can say that, White declared in Toronto last week.
In total, Pacquiao outlanded Margarito 474-229 at a connect rate of 44 percent. The Mexican probably shouldn't have come out for the final round, but he refused to quit. Pacquiao showed a little compassion admitting that played it safe in the final round and felt bad looking at Margarito's bloodied face.
Originally posted by Crutchley29
Way to show your complete ignorance of the sport.
You know when i was younger i read the bible...completely...I thought it fair that if were going to actively demonstrate against Religion I should know something about it right?
What you have done is collected a few sources of information and a video, congratulations on tarnishing the ENTIRE sport with the actions of one Gracie, just shows how desperate you are.
Just for the record, the broken orbital that Koscheck received was not fully diagnosed until AFTER the bout and all the doctors used by the UFC are fully trained professionals who comply with the governing body of the corresponding territory.
But that said, I have had this debate before and It's foolish for me to attempt to convince you from your opinion. GSP is a great role model for Canadian kids, he came from nothing, he's eloquent and well spoken and sets a great example for others to follow...in whatever career they take.
And your comment about Kos not being able to defend himself was laughable! you don't even know a thing about MMA and if you did you would have seen that Koscheck was still winging his huge overhand right every chance he got, an over hand right happens to be Koschecks primary weapon.
Please, go away, research a bit and explore this from a mindset which is a bit more open.