Stephen Harper (leader of Canada) gives Yoshihiko Noda (leader of Japan) a pair of UFC gloves

Some say "fighting doesn’t solve anything." Well I guess those people will have to rethink that idea, after what transpired over the weekend between the leaders of two of the world’s biggest and most influencial nations.

Canada’s leader, Prime Minister Stephen Harper, gave Japan’s leader, Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, a pair of signed UFC gloves before they started free trade talks over the weekend.

MMA is wildly popular in both countries. Noda also happens to be a big fan of UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, so Harper presented him with memorabilia signed by Canada’s greatest MMA export.

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