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Miesha Tate And The UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship

The pending 3rd bout between Miesha Tate and Ronda Rousey brings up some interesting points of discussion as it concerns how title shots are awarded in the UFC. The UFC will look to put on the best fight possible for them, meaning they will choose the fight that will garner the most fan interest/PPV buys, but the most marketable fight isn't necessarily the one that is the most appropriate from a pure sporting perspective.
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Miesha Tate And The UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship

The pending 3rd bout between Miesha Tate and Ronda Rousey brings up some interesting points of discussion as it concerns how title shots are awarded in the UFC. The UFC will look to put on the best fight possible for them, meaning they will choose the fight that will garner the most fan interest/PPV buys, but the most marketable fight isn't necessarily the one that is the most appropriate from a pure sporting perspective.

Why Rail Accidents Are Even More Dangerous Than You Think

Rail claims that it faces a number of disadvantages as the primary means of transport for the goods. For starters, its insurance coverage is limited. Rail companies can't get insurance to cover the cost of potential accidents. So, rail companies -- and their shareholders -- remain open to a "bet the company" risk in the transportation of these goods.
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MM&A Gets Green Light

The railway company involved in the Lac-Mégantic disaster has been given the go-ahead to resume its operations in Canada until Oct. 1. Earlier this month, the Canadian Transportation Agency moved to...
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MMA Now Out Of Legal Limbo

OTTAWA - The House of Commons has passed a bill legalizing contact sports such as mixed martial arts.The legislation, which originated in the Senate, takes certain fighting sports, including taekwondo...
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Should This Combat Sport Be Illegal?

While several provinces have allowed MMA bouts within their borders, the sport is still disallowed in PEI, Saskatchewan, Newfoundland and Labrador, Yukon, Nunavut, and most parts of New Brunswick. Bill S-209 likely opens the door to the sport in those hold-out regions. This development presents for me personally what I expected would be a curious quandary. On one hand, I am an epidemiologist who is actively engaged in public health activities in Canada, professionally and emotionally committed to supporting actions, institutions and legislations that demonstrably protect Canadians' health. On the other hand, I'm a lifelong student of a variety of martial arts, and a vocal fan of the sport of MMA.