Delegates at the Canadian Medical Association’s annual meeting voted Wednesday to seek a government ban on mixed martial arts in Canada. Though seven provinces have now legalized mixed martial arts, the CMA is calling for a ban on the rough combat sport, saying it puts fighters at risk of serious head trauma and injuries that could have lasting effects. They also argue that unlike hockey and skiing, the intent of mixed martial arts is to incapacitate one’s opponent.
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