Canadian Rumour Mill – December 19
What do top MMA fighters in Winnipeg do when they are not training? Go to the Jets games. I am told that both KSOS and El Dirte were spotted at Selanne’s homecoming. Soszynski was even announced to the crowd and shown on the big screen. He received a warm round of applause from the 15,000 fans.
- Look for EFC Featherweight Champion Greg Welsh to fight outside of the EFC for the first time on February 11th. Welsh is scheduled to fight Matt Bagshaw for Aggression MMA.
- Tim Hague is now set to fight former UFC Heavyweight Champion, Maurice Smith, in Brazil. Maurice Smith (13-13) who is now 50 years old hasn’t fought since a quick submission loss to Hidehiko Yoshida, three and a half years ago.
- Kurt Southern has recovered from surgery and is back training. Look for some big news from Southern early in the new year.
- Well, looks like we’ll have a new Edmonton (Western) promotion starting up with their inaugural show set for April.
- Despite reports on his retirement, Martin Désilets is looking to finally get back in the cage around February.
- Ryan “the Vanilla Gorilla” Fortin will take on Tony “Kryptonite” Lopez for the KOTC World Heavyweight title, February 2nd at the San Manuel Casino in Highland, California.
- Ricky Goodall is pushing for a rematch with Travis Briere. Goodall previously lost a very close decision to Briere for the Unified MMA WW Belt.
- There is a chance that El Dirte and The Predator may rematch in Quebec in a few months. It hinges on Cote not making the Montreal UFC show. Joe Doerksen stopped Patrick Cote in the UFC almost seven years ago.
- The two major Montreal shows are maintaining silence on their next dates. I am hearing mid-to-late February for the next Ringside show. A French site, La Voix des Guerriers, is claiming that Instinct 3 will be in Sherbrooke or St-Hyacinthe in January.
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