Canadian Rumour Mill – July 9
VACATION TIME!!! With only four Pro and two Amateur MMA shows scheduled by Canadian promotions in the next two months it’s time to head to the beach!
- Two of the Canadians body scanned for the EA Sports UFC video game today at the UFC Summit were John Makdessi and Antonio Carvalho. How cool will it be for them to play with themselves? I mean their characters in the game.
- The only officially confirmed permits for MMA in Manitoba so far are: July 28 – ECF and October 5 – SFS, (no permit for AFC yet, although it is being worked on.)
- Eric Perez sounds like he could join WAMMA teammate Lindsey Hawkes in the world of very quick retirements by appearing on Score Fighting Series. Attention Alex Caporicci: A Perez vs Denis Puric fight sounds tasty to me! It would also give the Bosnian Menace a chance to avenge his loss to Perez’ WAMMA teammate Corey Houston.
- No confirmed AFC show yet, but look for Joe Doerksen and Kalib Starnes to be the Aggression FC headliners on Sept 15 in Winnipeg. If true, that is a great main event. Starnes, like Perez, is another retiree. By the way, Patrick Cote started his run back to the UFC with a win over Starnes. Could El Dirte perform the same magic?
- Whatever happened to Vancouver’s Ben Greer? Lost to Joe Soto in the first Bellator tournament and has not fought since.
- Look for Roger Hollett to get back to fighting ASAP, EKG results A-OK!
- Ryan Dickson is desperate to fight. Heard he was going to head down to Kentucky to fight a guy from Jorge Gurgel’s gym this month, but his opponent pulled out. Any one need a promising, undefeated Welterweight?
- Unified MMA will be part of another supershow. Last time it was with King of the Cage, this time Aggression on October 12.
- Oh where or where is Lenny Wheeler going to go? AFC or MFC??? Sounds like he is mulling over some Alberta offers.