"If I were premier, this [UFC mixed martial arts in Ontario] would have happened by now," [Tim Hudak] said Monday of sanctioning the sport. "Quite frankly it's an enormous tourism opportunity."
You know, I remember a buddy of mine bought a van and had a couple of sword swinging chicks in metal bikinis painted on the side of it against a desert background. The point of owning the van and all the "artwork" was to pick up (real) women, but he was never satisfied...in fact more or less appalled...by the quality of woman that was willing to jump into the back of a van on spec.
If Ontario courts UFC tourists, I think we will wind up feeling the same way...ie. a bit unclean when we have to handle them.
PS. I've watched UFC and, yes, occasionally felt that wild monkey rush, though most times it's been like seeing two guys clutching and grabbing and generally acting like they needed to rent a room. Anyway, part of the UFC's charm has always been that you were watching it off a wonky satellite signal beamed from a dark shit-hole located somewhere in the old confederacy. Why mess with the mystyque?