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Erevan
12/22/2007 9:04pm,
http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,22964862-421,00.html

doh :(

From Bell2Bell
12/23/2007 1:05am,
"I have never approved and will not be approving any combat sport competitions staged in cages," he said.
"Contests in cages do not fit with our long-term aims for the industry."
Mr Merlino said that any promoter or organisation staging a caged combat sport event would face fines of up to $12,000 or 12 months' imprisonment, or both.



This sounds like MMA could still happen in a ring. I wonder how the ban is written, because from this it sounds like you could have an event with pretty much the same rules in a ring (not a cage) and call it pankration or something like that that won't upset the bleeding hearts. It still sucks though.

namaste
12/23/2007 1:07am,
I so thought it was gonna be WA.

whats up vic? what the dilly-o?

NJM
12/23/2007 1:26am,
I so thought it was gonna be WA.

whats up vic? what the dilly-o?

We're in Australia, now?

Does that mean I get to call girls "shelias"?

IntoTheNihil
12/23/2007 5:10am,
This sounds like MMA could still happen in a ring. I wonder how the ban is written, because from this it sounds like you could have an event with pretty much the same rules in a ring (not a cage) and call it pankration or something like that that won't upset the bleeding hearts. It still sucks though.
That's what i'm thinking. Looking past the fact that this ban is completely idiotic, it's really half-assed too apparently.

namaste
12/23/2007 7:45am,
We're in Australia, now?

Does that mean I get to call girls "shelias"?

shelias?

sounds like tobias?

that won't work

here in perth we call em fit bitches.
if they are fit that is.

Granto
12/23/2007 8:43am,
:(

This is the suck.

I hope they don't try to ban archery again.

Or ban wooden swords again.