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News French Minister of sports finally hints at legalizing MMA competition

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  1. Rvd Slmr

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    Link in French : Maracineanu veut réglementer le MMA et autoriser la compétition en France

    French Minister of sports Roxana Maracineanu (former world champ and Olympic silver in backstroke) finally considers legalizing MMA competition in France, I don't think we have ever been this close to success. Traditionally, the almighty judo and karaté federations have fought against it, fearing to lose young adults to MMA. In France, judo is the fourth most played sport, tons of kids do it.

    She asks for the MMA federation to depend on a bigger federation, for the competition to only happen in a ring and not in cage, and to have more supervision over the courses. She also mentions how combat sports are sometimes used to recruit future jihadists among young ghetto men, so legalisation could also be a way to get the state to monitor that more closely.

    Both Macron and the Prime Minister (Edouard Philippe) are into boxing and combat sports, so I thought it could be a good opportunity. Philippe used to be the mayor of Le Havre, Le Banner's hometown, and they did some pictures together before he became PM. Now is the best time to finally get all of this sorted.

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    Sounds good!
     
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    The french will never have MMA.. they're too soft
     
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    About damn time pussies.
     
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    GSP can finally train at home!
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    “I didn’t know France was ever in a fight, Italy eclared war on Spain, and France surrendered.” - Don Frye
     
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    There are several BJJ and MMA gyms in every relevant city and they are all very busy, it's competition that is banned and it's only because of the powerful judo federation's lobbying.

    It's funny how people insist on those surrendering jokes, when it was mostly spread by American propaganda after France advised the US to not get involved in Vietnam (a former French colony) and refused to join the second Gulf war. Turned out both conflicts were a disaster and that France was right all along.
     
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    French sick of losing to yellow-vests
     
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    Just stay out of this violent sport and keep making weird cinema, don't worry I'll watch em.
     
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    Nice news.
     
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    irrelevant, french (as italy) has other serious problems right now.
     
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    I can see lit up blood red Eifel tower already.

    It spreads.

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    Well too bad we don't want you now France. You had your chance
     
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    It is an all around garbage country you will get a better french experience in Vietnam
     
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    Great news
    There s alot of guys interested in doing mma in France
     

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