Canadian Rumour Mill – October 24
How long did everyone think it would take till the Quebec MMA wars were gonna start? It didn’t take too long at all, it’s on! Read all the craziness below!
- Instinct MMA has signed Ringside Welterweight champion, Chris Clements. Hmm… give up Barrack and get Clements, not a bad trade.
- Fresh off his Lightweight title win at Ringside, Daron Cruickshank has been offered a deal with Instinct MMA, which is also the home of Ringside Light-Heavyweight champion Steve Bossé. As mentioned in Don Wilson’s interview with Eric Champoux, Ringside is also offering Cruickshank a contract as well.
- As announced in Don Wilson’s interview with Eric Champoux, Ringside has signed Kickboxing (and MMA) phenom Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson. It will be pretty exciting to see what he does with a step up in MMA competition. 56-0 in Kickboxing. Wow!
- Rising Canadian LHW Todd Stoute continues his climb up the Light Heavyweight division ladder, next fighting Evan Nedd at Instinct MMA 2. Look for Stoute to go 4-0.
- Rob Emerson is out of his fight with John Alessio at Superior Cage Combat 3. He has been replaced by Luiz Firmino. Buscape is a five time PRIDE vet as well as a Dream vet
- Instinct is just getting bigger and bigger, ex-UFCers Pete Spratt and Waylon Lowe have signed for Instinct 2.
- Prior to jumping ship to Instinct, look for Chris Clements to scrap with Forrest Petz on the Meltdown show in Sarnia.
- Also on that Meltdown in the Valley show, look for the Haggis Basher to take on Matt Jaggers. The Ali Mokdad vs. Misha Cirkunov fight could get resurrected on the card.
- Plenty of fighters scheduled for the cancelled Global Warriors 2 card are scrambling to get on the Sarnia card. Jesse Gross looks like he may be one of the fighters to get on the Meltdown in the Valley card.
- Guess who’s supposedly “coming back” AGAIN, Victor Valimaki. I almost feel embarrassed that I keep bringing it up every couple months, but like sand through an hourglass so are the days of our lives.
- With the big MMA war of attrition happening in Montreal, it is very surprising that no one is signing Montreal fighter Tim Wadsworth. That guy is a Featherweight stud.
- Steven Rogers may have retired from MMA, but that doesn’t mean he’s done with Combat Sports. Look for Steven Rogers to make his combative return in the Boxing ring.
- Ryan Machan may be taking on Josh Powell’s at AX Combat: Havoc. This time Machan will fight at 185.
- Despite what Shark Fights and MMA Junkie are reporting, Tim Hague says he’s been offered a fight with Bobby Lashley at Shark Fights, but they are currently far apart on purse. Money talks!
- KOTC Lightweight Champ, Chad Freeman has been moved from the October 28th Dawson Creek show to November 18th in Edmonton.
- Don’t look for Sandy Bowman to get in the cage again after his impressive win over Butterbean. He will focus on his family and his gym for now on.