Merry Christmas from Top MMA News


2011 was a up and down year for Top MMA News. We said goodbye to co-founder Marc-Andre Drolet and we continued to grow beyond our wildest dreams.

There was a record number of MMA shows held in Canada – thanks to Ontario for opening their borders to the sport we all love.

2011 also was also a big year for Canadians fighting in the UFC with many fighters making their debut. 2012 looks just as promising as four more Canadians will be making their debut.

It is unbelievable that we are able to cover our great sport from a Canadian perspective and people actually come to Top MMA News to read what we write. For that, Top MMA News would like to thank each and every one of our readers for coming to our MMA Community this past year. Whether you are a fighter or a fan, we would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Here are some tongue-in-cheek Christmas wishes that we have for some of our Top MMA News friends!

  • To the Queen of Canada Sarah Kaufman – May you find your crown!
  • To Marc-Andre Drolet – May you make your return to the cage.  Opponent? Kyle Vivian!
  • To Ringside – may you get your Snake licensed. Free Claveau!
  • To John Alessio, Victor Valimaki, Mark Holst, Ryan McGillivray, Jesse Bongfeldt, Mitch Clarke, Antonio Carvalho, Nick Penner, Ryan Jimmo, and Nick Denis.  May you all experience your first UFC wins in 2012.
  • To Mark Hominick – may someone at ZUFFA record over that Korean Zombie KO and it be properly forgotten.
  • To Ken Florian – may you be able to cut to 135 and get an immediate title shot there.
  • To Robin Black – a flowbee.
  • To Chris Clements – may you finally get your shot at the Zuffa bigs.
  • To Referee Phillipe Chartier – may you find the gumption to step in when blatantly illegal strikes are thrown
  • To Mike Davis – a fight.
  • To Nathan Gunn – may your beer fridge never be empty
  • To Iraj Hadin, Garret Davis, Mike Kent, Guillaume DeLorenzi, and the many more injured fighters  – may you return healthy and victorious in 2012.
  • To Sean Quinn – may your cure your sour puss and finally make your return to the cage.
  • To Mike Reilly – may your moustache dominate the 1 lb division
  • To Jesse Gross – may Jesse Gross 2.0 return as the vicious destroyer of the Featherweight division.
  • To Mark Pavelich – may the Black Prince of MMA finally get his first MFC show in the US.
  • To Pat Reid and the Edmonton Commission – may you finally settle on one scoring  system.  Maybe the 1/3 point system will work better than the Unified, 1/2 point, Pride rules, Open Scoring, Dream rules that you have considered in the past 24 months.
  • To Rashad Evans – may you finally get the true #1 contender spot rather than the fake one you have held for the past two years.
  • To Sandy Bowman, Lee Mein, Giuseppe Denatale, and Ari Taub – may you sign on the dotted line and make the Heavyweight Promoters Grand Prix actually happen.  At the very least, let’s see Mein vs Bowman at Prestige IV.
  • To John Makdessi – may your thighs allow you to cut to 145.
  • To Denis Kang – may you return in 2012 as the unstoppable force at 185.
  • To Wreck MMA – may you make your Ottawa debut.
  • To Joe Doerksen – less beer, more fights
  • To the Ontario Commission – may you offer coupons to make your services more affordable.
  • To MMA Photographers – may you capture a picture of John Fraser bashing haggis
  • To Mike Adams – may you make the Guinness Book of World Records for the first verified TWENTY FOUR pack of abs.
  • To Ken McLeod and TJ Coletti – may you sign on the dotted line for the Brawl to End it All.
  • To Mandel Nallo and Brad Katona  – may your coaches take the reins off and you finally make your professional debuts.
  • To Rowan Cunningham, Dan Grandmaison, Curtis Brigham, and Blake Fredrickson – please return for one last run.
  • To Ricky Goodall –  may the Ginja receive a Jenny Craig membership
  • To Ringside and Instinct MMA – best of luck in your race to holding an event at Olympic Stadium.
  • To BKB – may you remember that the only time the Winnipeg Jets played the Gretzky-led Edmonton Oilers in a hockey final, the Jets walked away with the trophy!
  • To Ryan Jimmo – may you update your dance moves to something a little more current – like the Lindy?
  • To Strikeforce – may Dana White not move you to the midwest circuit, competing with Extreme Challenge and holding events in a barn.
  • To Quebec MMA teams – may all your coaches speak French or risk making the headlines of the Journal de Montreal
  • To Canadian Commissions – stiffer penalties for fighters missing weight
  • To Score Fighting Series – may you step up and start running a few four man tourneys over 2012.
  • To Ryan Ford and Tim Hague – more lovers, less haters.
  • To ‘Big Win’ Don Wilson – may you finally beat Keith Grienke in UFC card predictions for at least card in 2012.  This is getting embarassing already.
  • To the UFC – may you realize that Edmonton, Calgary,  Winnipeg,  Halifax, and many other Canadian cities could support a UFC event.
  • To BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, New Brunswick, PEI, Newfoundland – may you finally get provincial commissions
  • To Georges St-Pierre – may you finally be impressed by somebone’s performance

All fun aside.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Top MMA News!

30 Responses to “ Merry Christmas from Top MMA News ”

  1. Merry Christmas Sean.

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  2. Wuzjustsayin says:

    Merry Christmas Keith!

    Keep up the great work on this site, it’s appreciated by many!!

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    I love you guys

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  4. Sean McManus says:

    Thanks to all the guys and gals who keep this site the absolute best Canadian MMA website…cheers – appreciate all your hard work which I read daily. Merry Christmas to the community…cheers all.

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  5. Sean McManus says:

    all the best to you and yours Keith.

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  6. Merry Christmas wasjustsayin.

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  7. Dean Panas says:

    Merry Christmas to all! The best to you and your families!

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  8. Derek LeBlanc says:

    Merry Christmas everyone. Here is hoping that 2012 as big as of a year for Canadian MMA as it was this year

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  9. Adam Lorenz says:

    Merry Christmas to all those who support this great sport of ours ;-)

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  10. harry balls says:

    happy holidays y’all.

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  11. McDooogs says:

    THIS IS AWESOME. :) Very cute. Well done.

    PS – I too love the Heavyweight Promoters Grand Prix … hope to see that happen :)

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  12. haha great stuff

    LOL @ MAD returning to the cage.

    I’m old and I retired about 7 years ago.

    I have been really enjoying training again though, but I’m happy just being a gym rat.

    I’m honored just to be able to be a part of this sport in any capacity, and proud to have been involved in Top MMA News.

    Keep up the good work guys!

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  13. Merry Christmas Erin, Adam, HB, and Dean.

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  14. Bobby Karimi says:

    MAD should kick the shit out of both Vivian’s!

    He shoulda done it at CFC weigh-ins in Winnipeg, but now he’ll have to do it in the little underground cave hideout those dwarf bastards hide in.

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  15. haha, I thought i was going to have to take on both Vivians at the weighins LOL

    Kyle isn’t one to hide, he is always willing to take a tough fight, and he always comes to fight.

    But smashing him would do nothing for me.

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  16. showtying says:

    wow thats all yall can say about me grammer shit. lol all yall are sad first it was my weight then i cant fight now from nothing to somthing im not ashamed.Mom always said people only talk about you when your important.RUFFHOUSE.real life

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  17. Joe Doerksen says:

    Merry Christmas, everyone.

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  19. harry balls says:

    Easy on the turkey, Show .

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  20. Big Win says:

    Merry Christmas too all… As for the UFC pick ’ems I think Mr. Grienkepoo should go back and listen to old episodes I think I have a huge lead :)

    Everyone please have a safe and happy New Year too, we can’t afford to lose any readers :)

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  21. Robin Black says:

    Merry Christmas to all. It’s a wonderful thing to have good friends who are passionate about the same things.


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  22. Robin Black says:

    Ps. I am making FREE CLAVEAU tshirts.

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  23. harry balls says:

    put me down for one, brother. A FREE O’KEEFE one would be nice too. Those cats need to get back to doing what they love.

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  24. Jamie Locke says:

    Merry Christmas, Happy new year and all the rest. TMN consumes many hours of my time. I appreciate the opinions of most of you guys.

    Enjoy the holidays!

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  25. Mike Davis says:

    Happy Holidays guys, great read good laughs in there

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  26. Joe Doerksen says:

    Robin I will buy one. XL, please

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  27. Bdc says:

    Good read even if K.G had a part in it

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  28. Ricky Goodall says:

    lol you fuckers

    may you all receive herpes.

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  29. Gunner says:

    i think i may have missed xmas but happy belated my beer fridge just ran out and i have to go to work in the morning dammit, owe well it will be refilled for the weekend and then off to the start of 2012.
    Thanks to many of you , Topmmanews for the great canadian coverage, Wreck for giving me a couple great fights, the score for the great coverage, sponsors tapout energy, Razor Wear.

    Merry xmas also to all you complainers, ball lickers, brown nosers, mouth pieces, and some pretty decent guys with exception of Jake Hirsch & Robin Black i am angered by you both but without all of the above damn this site would be boring as all hell.

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