Canadian Rumour Mill – September 17
So a while back we had a short Quebec MMA War where Ringside and Instinct were battling it out for new fighters and signing away fighters that had previously fought for the competition. For various reasons, that promotional war didn’t last too long. Now it looks like we have a Canada wide three way MMA war brewing with MFC, AFC, and SFS lining up to do battle… promotions are signing each others’ fighters, new TV/Media deals with current and new to the sport media companies, brand expansion, travelling shows, further talk of mergers or acquisitions. This will be interesting!
- Good luck to Sheldon Westcott, Clay Davidson, Derek Parker and Matt Baker who are all trying out for TUF 17 in Las Vegas.
- John Fraser vs The Ultimate Fighter’s Tyler Toner at Score Fighting Series in Sarnia at Featherweight.
- Everyone knows about all the owners of Aggression Fighting Championship, but let’s give props to the lesser known Phil Walsh. The guy busts his ass big time and is just as important to the operation as the other owners of the company.
- After a successful debut last weekend in Yellowknife, I’m hearing it sounds like Fivestar Fight League may be looking at coming to Manitoba in December.
- Let’s give John Alessio vs Brad Causey a 25% chance of being the main event on the AFC 13 Victoria card. You can also read that as a 75% chance of not happening as well.
- Gossip Queen fave Chase Degenhardt will be on the MFC 35 card.
- After successful performances at AFC 11, don’t expect Sarah Moras or Joe Doerksen to appear on any November AFC card. Rest, recovery, and a little relaxation for these two fighters is well-deserved.
- November 23 looks like a busy date. As mentioned in my last column, AFC has that date tentatively booked in Edmonton and now I hear that the Score has that date tentatively booked for Hamilton. Jesse Ronson could take on Ryan Healey on that card.
- Owen Carr will take on Allan Munroe at AFC 12 in Calgary. Jesse Arnett will take on Noah Ali on the card. Nathan Wilkins and Tony Stiles are also scheduled for the November 2nd event.
- Sarah Kaufman will not be on the Invicta 3 card due to injury. Kaitlin Young will face Leslie Smith.
- I’m hearing BIG things on the horizon for Aggression FC. Not one but TWO TV/MEDIA deals are rumoured to be coming down the pipe in the near future. Could there be something along the lines of a Aggression FC channel?
- Oops I did it again… some mistakes last week dropped my rumour accuracy batting average. Looks like the OAC declined Eric Moon vs Jason Saggo. Alessio signing with AFC caught me off guard and Nathan Gunn will be fighting at Bellator not at WRECK. Brad Cardinal is fighting for KOTC.
NOTE: These are just rumors and opinions of the Gossip Queen. If you have a rumour that you want to contribute, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.