On the first ever edition of The Fifth Round, I, Daniel Marino, went to InnerCity MMA to talk to Professor Shah Franco. With the UFC finally returning to Toronto for the first time in four years, I wanted an inside perspective on the sports growth in Ontario from a man who has been involved with the sport since it’s inception. In fact, Franco was a prodigy in karate over twenty years before the Gracie’s came up with MMA. We talked the business side of the sport, the evolution of fighters, and how much the sport’s image has changed over time. Give it a listen! (Music provided by www.bensound.com).