Canadian Rumour Mill – May 16


As the MMA cards have almost filled out for June, rumours are getting quieter as there are fewer cards over the summer.   I guess it may be time to head to the beach soon!

  • I’m hearing that Mark Holst is considering coming out of retirement to fight the winner of Gunn vs Khatib.
  • Heavyweight GP coming to Canada, sounds like Colloseo is looking to host one in the 2nd half of the year.
  • The Godfather awakes…   9.10.11
  • TSN is getting into MMA.  It seems like they’re working out some kind of deal with Evolution Fight Championship.
  • Nick Denis needs an opponent STAT!  Help the Ninja of Love out!!!
  • Steven Rogers and Ricky Goodall rematch coming? Sure sounds like it after the controversy from their first fight.
  • Is Ali Mokdad and Chucky Mady really heading to Jordan to fight?  Poster says the only way to win is by Tap out, Knock Out, or Retire due to fatigue in a final round with no time limit.  No decisions.
  • Nick Penner is making his comeback to mma after a long injury related lay off. Seems like his first fight might be June 10th, also rumour has it he may fight Tim Chemelli later this year.
  • Challenge MMA looks to have Mike Ricci fight Ariel Sexton.  Yummy fight!
  • Bellator coming to Canada this year. Soon!

NOTE: These are just rumors and opinions of the Gossip Queen. If you have a rumour that you want to contribute, email

21 Responses to “ Canadian Rumour Mill – May 16 ”

  1. mark Taite says:

    Penner is back? I would love to see him fight Chemelli although I cant see Chemelli wanting to take that fight. And that is great news for the EFC if they strike up a deal with TSN.

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  2. joe says:

    Seriously Holst should get over himself! Who the hell cares if he `comes out of retirement` it`s a bit rediculous really, he is not important enough to even announce a retirement let alone come back out of one a few months after he did. Looking for some attention maybe…try winning on the big stage, it`s a lot more respectable way of getting noticed!!

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  3. The Dude says:

    oh Joe

    I know Holst personally and while I won’t go into detail about our discussions about his retirement, his message was more to his fans, family and training partners. He announced it in front of hundreds of people he knew who were gathered at Wreck.

    I’ve met a lot of fighters over the years and Mark is as genuine as they come. He never let his own hype get to him and was always down to earth.

    Coming out of retirement is a way of saying he will fight again considering he did say he would stop fighting. And don’t kid yourself, Mark deserves some respect for where he got in the sport.

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  4. Alex says:


    rodgers/goodall 2 should be fun.

    it will be interesting to see who bellator goes after for this

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  5. Wrecked Jeff says:

    Chemelli is not a panzi, he will accept the fight with Penner. It should be a good match, Im looking forward to the outcome

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  6. Tyson says:

    Anymore news on bellator coming to Canada, update immediately. Wonder where it will take place and who they would take

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  7. Cody Rempel says:

    There aren’t a whole lot of Canadian’s for Penner to fight at 205 and even fewer at HW… I think someone like Tony Lopez or Mike Ciesnolevicz would be a pretty good test after a tune up fight!

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  8. MW Hoack says:

    I would like to see Penner vs Chemelli to start. Then go after Desilet, Hollet, and Bosse. Are any of them signed exclusively? And yes Cody, I would like to see Lopez or Ciesnolevicz brought in as well. Is colloseo run by Lino? Any word on the Heavyweight GP fighters?

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  9. Robin Black says:

    Holst is a great fighter and an even better person.

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  10. Gossip Queen says:

    Hey Tyson…you better tune in next week for more Bellator info, sugar!

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  11. the "ordeal" stone says:

    I thought I read somewhere – that Bellator was coming to Canada for Lt Heavies…….did not hear of a location though…
    let hope its true :)

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  12. They aren’t coming to Winnipeg :(

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  13. Adam Lorenz says:

    I would gladly fight another Bellator vet…in Bellator this time haha!

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  14. i_love_beans says:

    Ouch Adam Aggression is a fine promotion

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  15. Sam says:

    Tony Lopez vs Nick Penner! Would love to see it!

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  16. Sam says:

    How about Emmanual Newton vs Nick Penner?

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  17. i_love_beans says:

    Kryptonite lost last night, thats a shame. Anyone know who the gossip queen is? I have a feeling I know who he is!

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  18. Eastern MMA says:

    I would like to see Penner fight out here in the Montreal area. I have heard he is a great person, and watching his highlight reel on YouTube he looks like an excellent fighter. Wouldn’t mind watching him fight for ringside. Is he signed anywhere?

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  19. Adam Lorenz says:

    i_love_beans Aggression is a Fan-freakin-tastic organization, but a shot at 100 G’s would be pretty cool too haha.

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  20. We have mad love and respect for you also Adam

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  21. Sam says:

    Penner vs Tom Murphy, Bossee, Hollet, etc

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