Canadian Rumour Mill – September 19
Well, I have started taking Performance Enhancing Drugs so I can recover quicker between columns. Hopefully the strength of the rumour mill increases. Let me know if they work:
- OK, I have heard two strong Nick Penner rumours, so I’ll give you both and call it 50/50… Nick Penner is headed to either the UFC or Bellator. Depending on which of the two major promotions he signs for he’ll most likely be on the December UFC Toronto card with Mitch Clarke OR the November Bellator show with Ryan Ford. Either way, big move up! Hopefully, the injuries to his hands aren’t as bad as we are hearing. For all those that heard him talking about how he had a bunch of “shit” going on in his head etc… maybe this was a major thing.
- Sounds like Bellator LHW tournament champ and belt holder, Christian M’Pumbu could be on Bellator’s return show to Canada, November 12th.
- There can only be one Wilson! Look for Eric and Diego Wilson battle it out for on the October 15th EFC show.
- Looks like Jason MacDonald may be retiring. After many years of either splitting time between MMA and his outside job or just exclusively focusing on MMA, JMac could be returning to work as a correctional officer and spending more time with his family. If “The Athlete” truly does retire, he had a great run!
- With the UFC’s 125lbs division on the horizon, look for more Canadian Bantamweights (135lbs) cutting down. First off is former #3 ranked BW Remi Morvan, who’s fighting at Flyweight on the WRECK show. Also rumoured to head to 125 are Mike Davis and Eric Perez.
- Look for former UFCer Mike Ciesnolevicz to take on Braden Bice at Prestige MMA.
- Victor Valimaki is out of his Fight Festival showdown with Marcus Vattinen on October 1st in Finland.
- Looks like London will be getting their second MMA show of the year. This time featuring a bunch of Adrenaline Training Centre fighters. Look for Pete Brown, Jesse Ronson, and Rowan Cunningham to appear on Global Warriors second show.
- Speaking of the London card, Jesse Gross vs Ricky Goodall is one of the few matchups I am hearing.
NOTE: These are just rumors and opinions of the Gossip Queen. If you have a rumour that you want to contribute, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.