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What happened to MMA in Canada?

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Queen B, Jul 25, 2016.

  1. Queen B He / Him / His

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    In 2009, it was like the biggest shit ever. According to Dana, MMA was bigger than hockey.

    Now it just turned into another tiny fringe sport.....
     
  2. Bmartin89 Purple Belt

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    GSP Retired
     
  3. FedorRoks Black Belt

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    ^ He beat me to it
     
  4. Dublin Dont fear me

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    Ireland took over
     
  5. Headkicktoleg Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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  6. accolyte1022 Duty Belt

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    Trius needs to become a Canadian citizen.
     
  7. odog A cat trapped in a dog's body

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    Also, UFC moved from Sportsnet, a channel which most people get to TSN5 which I'm not sure is even a real thing.
     
  8. Queen B He / Him / His

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    I wouldnt say MMA died like in Japan, but is less popular than even kickboxing
     
  9. The Best JG Platinum Nation!!

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    Nothing is bigger than hockey in montreal :/
     
  10. Slapchoppin Black Belt

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    its never been bigger than hockey

    hockey is like MMA on ice with the occasional interlude of a hockey game
     
  11. Crimson Glory Go Pack Go!

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    GSP retiring and a real lack of Canadian talent.

    The next guys coming up aren't very exciting or dominant

    Is that really a reason? Don't most homes have TSN? Also, the UFC usually airs on TSN 2.
     
  12. joeyjoejoe Silver Belt

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    George retired and Dana got mad, that pretty much killed the Canadian MMA scene.
     
  13. 007 License to Kill

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    GSP killed all the Molson
     
  14. HereticBD Plutonium Belt

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    Sportsnet used to promote the shit out of it, and treated it with respect. Now TSN has it, and it's barely advertised and treated lower than Lacrosse.
     
  15. flyingscissorsheelhook Brown Belt

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    So many people stopped caring when GSP retired it's not even funny.
     
  16. accolyte1022 Duty Belt

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    That seems to be changing....:(

    Probert is rolling over in his grave.
     
  17. Steve-French What A Rush!!!

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    There are no Canadian stars and Canadians are racist, because this what everybody under the age of 25 seems to think what racist means.
     
  18. MEAN357 Pernell Whitaker belt

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    GSP retired, they did everything they could to get Rory as the champ and Robbie Lawler said FUCK NO. No major Canadian stars, no Canadian MMA. wont sell out the house like GSP did.
     
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    Adonis Stevenson still packs the house, but maybe its all >25 year old hipsters. <1>
     
  20. odog A cat trapped in a dog's body

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    Most times I have looked the cards are on TSN 4 or 5. I don't get those channels and I won't. I think I saw one on TSN 2, but to be honest I've stopped paying attention.

    Not having access to many cards has certainly been a contributing factor to my diminishing interest in the sport. I used to watch everything, now I stream some ppvs.
     

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