Pete Rodley speaks about Attack
You have all emailed or called me about an unfortunate incident that occured at the Best Western hotel in Gatineau on the morning of July 27. I have read some of your “reports” on this terrible act and I am disgusted at many of the assumptions that I have read in various articals.
I have run proffessional MMA events for many years and have never seen any of my athletes cause any problems at all. Our sport is one of honour and respect and none of our athletes involve themselves in violent activities. I personally have NEVER encountered any violence or hostility before, during or after any of my events. To assume that because we are involved in a combat sport, that MMA events and athletes would do something like this is very insulting!
If you have chosen to write responsible reports about saturday nights event, I applaud your efforts and thank you for not assuming that Mixed Martial Artists are the type of people to be involved.
Here are some simple facts about the violent events that you all have been asking about.
No Freedom Fighters or MMA athletes who were guests at my show were the people who performed these terrible acts.
There were several injuries but nothing to the extent that I have read in some reports.
Everyone who was attacked is fine now.
On Saturday July 26th I hosted a historic event which was highlighted by 3 title bouts, the MMA debut of CFL great Glen Kulka, the MMA debut of Robin Black as well as 6 other dynamic and entertaining bouts. I will gladly answer any questions about the show at any time.
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