Moncton MMA Update: Elite 1 MMA Organizers Suspended
Top MMA News has learned today that the family behind the Elite 1 MMA promotion based in Moncton have been suspended indefinitely following a unanimous decision by the Moncton Boxing & Wrestling Commission (MBWC). The following are the suspensions that have been forwarded to all North American commissions by Moncton Chairman Gerry Doiron-Gould:
INDEFINITE SUSPENSION – Steven Williams – Promoter / Manager / Corner man / Competitor
INDEFINITE SUSPENSION – John J. Williams – Manager /Corner man
INDEFINITE SUSPENSION – Mike Williams – Co-owner / Elite1 Promotions
Speaking for the trio, Mike Williams was initially unaware of the suspensions when contacted by Top MMA News. After the Elite 1 MMA officials verified the suspensions with other provincial commissions, John Williams has agreed to discuss the situation with Top MMA News at a later time.
Gerry Doiron-Gould, speaking on behalf of the MBWC, confirmed the suspensions to Top MMA News although the reasoning behind the commission’s decision remain private. The three individuals are suspended throughout North America. Issues with some promotions are part of the reasoning behind the six month suspension of MMA in Moncton issued by the Moncton Commission.
Elite 1 MMA has promoted three MMA cards in Moncton, New Brunswick. Their third effort, Never Back Down, was held on July 25th. Top MMA News attended this event and observed no improprieties during the weigh ins or the event.