Canadian MMA Rumour Mill – June 21
Wow Vancouverites suck! Way to burn down your own city, you sore losers, and don’t tell me “hey it wasn’t us, it was just a bunch of punks”. Yea it was you guys, tons of people were just standing there letting it happen, cheering and filming. Brutal! Shame on you!
Now on to funner things…
I gotta say, why didn’t AX Combat asked me to compete in their Ring Girl Search? Would have been tons of fun!!! Oh well, I’ll still check out the show for sure. If you’re in the region, how can you not go, especially with Sheila Bird and Kim Couture going at it. Come on boys and girls!
- No GSP vs Anderson Silva in near future. Word out of TriStar is that GSP has told Dana White and the UFC that he will only fight Anderson Silva near the end of his career. He is concerned his legacy will be tarnished just like BJ Penn’s after Penn has moved up and lost.
- King of the Cage is looking to pad their wallets to the tune of $320K. They are suing the city of Grande Prairie because KOTC feels they had the right to put on the first Grande Prairie show. However, the commission pulled their permit and Evolution ended up putting on the first event.
- Sounds like Ryan Chiappe and Andrew Buckland will be battling it out as the co-main event on BFL 10.
- Everyone is saying that the UFC will head to Montreal later this year. What people do not mention is that the UFC has tentatively booked that same date with both the Ontario and Quebec Commissions? Is the UFC trying to play the two provinces/venues/commissions against each other in hopes of getting a better deal?
- Good chance we’ll see one of Canada’s top Lightweight prospects, Guillaume DeLorenzi, back in action on the next Ringside show.
- BAMMA in the UK is looking for an opponent for Tom Watson to defend his Middleweight belt against. They’ve been checking around Canada for a suitable contender.
- I’m hearing at least 3-4 MMA shows in Edmonton in September, talk about market over saturation.
- Now that Score has their own Promotion, what happens to shows like Aggression, Wreck, etc ?
- Bellator is starting to go balls to the walls for their debut Canadian show. Heavy budget on marketing, ads, productions, etc. Word is if this show is a success, then they’ll be holding more shows in Canada this year. If not, it might be one and done, so go out and support the show!
- MMA Live 2 might not be in London.
NOTE: These are just rumors and opinions of the Gossip Queen. If you have a rumour that you want to contribute, firstname.lastname@example.org.