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The MMA Controversy: Sport, or Violence?

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Bad things happen in three’s even for the toughest boys on the block. 1. April 17th – Strikeforce out of control after fight brawl 2. April 26th - Tito Ortiz arrested for domestic assault 3. May 8th – Daley sucker punches Koscheck In today’s environment where politicians are arguing against allowing the MMA in their cities, and true blue fans are frustrated with the outbursts of their Hero’s in and out of the ring, is the pre-fight pump backfiring and turning disciplined athletes into street hoodlums? MMA fighters have been battling for respect, acceptance and their own place in organized sports for years. From the days of underground fights to today’s multi-million dollar pay-per-view events – MMA promoters have made a killing on creating an environment that some say has turned from respect and honor to uncontrolled violence. In a sport that has rules, regulations, and roots to ancient disciplines, our next show asks the question…why does bad sh** happen during a great sporting match?

SPECIAL GUEST: MMA Fighter, Trainer & Advocate - Paul Lazenby About our guest: Paul “The Mauler” Lazenby Starting off as a competitive powerlifter at the age of 21 in Kitchener, Ontario, Paul “The Mauler” Lazenby would soon find that lifting weights to shed some extra pounds would be the start of an incredible journey throughout the combative world of mixed martial arts. Holding a number of Championship titles Paul is a strong advocate for the sport of MMA. Paul was a vocal supporter in the campaign to re- legalize MMA in Vancouver, British Columbia during its 2 year ban between 2007 and 2009 and continues to support the growth of the sport. Paul’s popular radio segment “The Lazenby Chronicles” can be heard on Sirius radio and is the local MMA expert for CFOX FM, one of Vancouver’s top rated radio stations. Learn more about Paul through his website at www.paullazenby.com.