Bruce Allen, Vancouver entertainment promoter and commentator was lit up a little more than his usual animated self on Friday when he blasted Mayor Robertson and Vancouver City Council. In short, he thinks they chickened out by deflecting the MMA decision to Victoria.
Allen wisely observes that sports like Mixed Martial Arts don't go away, rather they go underground where, unobserved by regulators, these bad boys can get really hurt. With its boxing & wrestling commission already in place, Allen argues, it would have been a no-brainer for Council to give the MMA their due.
Whether it was ignorance of the sport, or lacking any political spine, Robertson and Vision decided to punt the decision-making to the Province.
Anyway, here's Bruce's Reality Check commentary (clip):