‘The Kid’ McGillivray Returns to the MFC


It was just announced on HDNet’s Inside MMA that Ryan “The Kid” McGillivray (11-5-1) has returned to the MFC. McGillivray – a welterweight fighter from Edmonton, Alberta – recently appeared on The Ultimate Fighter 13. McGillivray’s only loss since 2009 came against Shamar Bailey at the TUF 13 Ultimate Fighter Finale.

McGillivray began his professional MMA career with MFC back in 2006 when he faced Dave Pogson at MFC 10: Unfinished Business. He went 8-4 in the MFC and its feeder organization HeatXC. 10 of his career wins have come via submission.

Look for “The Kid” to make his return to the MFC ring at MFC 32 in Edmonton on January 27, 2012.

Check out the MFC press release: “The Kid” comes home to the MFC

22 Responses to “ ‘The Kid’ McGillivray Returns to the MFC ”

  1. TSM says:

    That’s a great signing by MFC.

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  2. Mike Davis says:

    who do you guys want to see him fight?

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  3. Ryan says:

    Maybe do Lima vs Wescott, Mcgillivary vs Martin, four man tourny for the title.

    Some great dept added to a division that desperately needed it.

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  4. Ryan says:

    Depth* I ment to say.

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  5. Edmonton MMA says:

    Big mistake Ryan, should have signed with Aggression. Pavelich will try to bend you over when its all said and done.

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  6. ryan farse says:

    small time and i really am Dana White so Fuck Off

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  7. Demitri (trev) says:

    Farse/Pavelich, how long did it take you to put on your make up this morning?

    To bad McGillivray signed with the MFC. I think aggression could have got him better fights, without the exposure though. But I would rather have bigger fights than exposure. It’s easier getting into the UFC by beating top guys, not by having joe blow from meadow lake saskatchewan watching you.

    It’s also easier getting into the UFC with owners like aggressions guys rather than mark who tried taking people’s opportunities away.

    Good luck Ryan, but I wish your organization zero success

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  8. Jamie Locke says:

    I don’t understand Farse’s last post?

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  9. WCH says:

    Best of luck Ryan.

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  10. mmafan says:

    Aggression can’t do shit for him They have the biggest draw in Edmonton Ryan Ford and they cancelled their Dec card. They are done and very disorganized

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  11. Cj Saftic says:

    It doesn’t matter where he signed, Ryan McGillivray is a tough kid who just needs fights. If it’s with the MFC then so be it, as long as they don’t tie him down with ridiculous contracts.

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  12. McGillivray has fought for Pavelich 12 times, he is going into this relationship with his eyes open.

    As for MFC not getting young studs, just look at this weekend’s fights.

    MFC vet Benson Henderson is going for the #1 UFC contender spot against Clay Guida.

    MFC vet Douglas Lima is going for the Bellator Welterweight tourney win and the #1 contender spot .

    What I advise is that fighters read their contract and have a lawyer look it over prior to signing any with any organization. Once you sign, honor it.

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  13. Edmonton MMA says:

    Exactly, Honor the contracts

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  14. Graham Weenk says:

    Its all about knowing what you sign, I’ve had guys fight for MFC with no problem. If you don’t want to get tied down with multi fight deals then don’t sign them.

    Mark will hype his show and tell you its in your best interest to sign long term, but that’s it. Its his job to build his show and that’s what he’s trying to do. You hear about guys getting signed by UFC and Mark “screwing them over” by wanting them to honor their MFC contracts, but if a guy signs an exclusive contract with no release clauses, then that is their bad, not the MFC. The MFC is just wanting the deals honored.

    You also hear stories of guys being held inactive when they sign MFC contracts and stuck with no fights.. again that’s their bad for signing a contract that does not guarantee that they will be kept active over the contract’s time frame.

    MFC does put on some good shows, as does Aggression, The Score, Wreck… and many others.

    Ryan being an experienced guy I’m sure knows exactly what he’s signing and is doing what is best for his career.

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  15. Paveldouche says:

    I wonder how many tickets Ryan will be expected to peddle for the Pav?

    At least Sheldon Westcot will have some company on the street corner to fill the void left by Ryan Ford.

    I feel sorry for the fighters that Pavelich put it on to sell tickets for his ever decreasing venue(s). It is the fighters job to fight and the promoters job to sell the tickets. If only someone would tell the Pav that.

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  16. evmister says:

    I`m guessing Ryan`s decision was based largely on the fact that Aggression cancelled the card he was supposed to appear on. That`s a lost payday for Ryan, and the mfc will most likely pay Ryan the money he deserves; as well as getting good quality opponents.
    I could be completely wrong, it`s just an educated guess. I also am not an MFC nuthugger whatsoever.

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  17. Jamon says:

    Getting on tv? A safe work place.? All a good reason to sign with the mfc, you don’t think every local show gets the fighters to sell tickets?

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  18. Graham Weenk says:

    MFC puts on a good show, they have quality fighters quality production, there are allot of good shows in Canada and they are definitely one of them.

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  19. Paveldouche says:

    “you don’t think every local show gets the fighters to sell tickets?”

    Not to the extent that it takes time away from their training and the promoters call the fighter frequently to press the fighters to sell more.

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  20. Edmonton MMA says:

    MFC Does put on quality shows without question. I was a big fan, and I am still a big fan of many of their fighters. But I cant support the ownerish and what they stand for. AFC, instinct MMA, Ringside, Aggression: those are the organizations you can trust, and hopefully one day soon we will see the remainder of our top Canadians fighting for those shows and not the MFC

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  21. Jamon says:

    I wouldn’t trust any fighting organization from Quebec, just saying

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  22. Luca says:

    I watched Ryan in The Ultaimate Fighter. I am excited to see him fight again

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