Edmonton city council imposes one-year ban on combat sports following Tim Hague death

Edmonton officials have imposed a one-year ban on combat sports in the city.

The city council passed a new bylaw that will stop the Edmonton Combative Sports Commission from issuing new licenses or event permits until Dec. 31, 2018 “or until Council provides further direction,” per a news release issued Friday. The provision will go into effect Saturday.

The decision comes in the wake of an independent investigation into the death of former UFC fighter Tim Hague following a June boxing...

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