Boots Scraps – Ottawa\Gatineau We Made It!


Hello everyone!

I still can’t believe my dream, 10 years in the making, has finally come true! I can’t describe the feeling I have now. Every few hours I tell myself in my head ”Oh man…I will be fighting in the UFC” I’m still in shock from the big news on Friday morning!

I have already done a phone interview with Mauro at the Score on Saturday and today I did an interview with Jonny on the Radio Virgin 106.9 !

Here is my interview with Keith from :

1-How does it feel to be a signed UFC fighter?

My words can’t describe! I have been training and teaching martial arts for 10 years now…I told Pat when I first met him 8 years ago that I wanted to go as far as I could in the fight world and that if I had what it took to make it to the UFC I wanted to go for it. I have been fighting and training all over the world for the last 8 years of my life full time…

2-Were you considered for the TUF 12 season?

Three weeks ago I tried out for the Ultimate Fighter TV show in North Carolina…I made it very far in the try out and got my hopes really high. Last week I received a call saying I was cut and will not be taking part of the TUF Lightweight season show. I was really disappointed and frustrated. Last Friday morning I woke up with a call from Pat my instructor. He told me that there might be big chances of my being signed for a 4 fights UFC contract and that I will be fighting in Vegas in one month! I couldn’t believe it, I was so shocked! I went to the academy and sat down and signed the UFC contract. Finally I have realised my dream!

3-How do you feel about fighting Gunderson?

I’m fighting in the UFC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOOOOOO!

I am leaving for NYC tonight for 1 week training camp to train at the Renzo Gracie NYC and Ricardo’s Academy. I will post in 2days again with pictures and let you guys know how the 1st week of training camp goes. I will be back on Friday night!

I want to say to everyone thank you for all the support through all these years! This is totally a team effort, I couldn’t have made it without you guys!

To my friends, my family, my team and all the Ottawa\Gatineau supporters…

Couldn’t made it without you! Love you guys!

2 Responses to “ Boots Scraps – Ottawa\Gatineau We Made It! ”

  1. Jason says:

    Gratz! Looking forward to following your UFC career on TMN!

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  2. Cody Rempel says:

    Congrats Mark… hopefully you have room for a Top MMA News patch on your shorts! ;)

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